Young Diplomats Forum 2014‏, Mexico

Deadline: 30 April 2014
Open to: young leaders from across the world
Venue: 9-13 June 2014, Querétaro and Mexico City, Mexico

Description
The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders.

The YDF will play host to an exceptional elite of young diplomats from across the world in a weeklong event that develops their skills and knowledge in areas around international affairs.

The forum includes exciting field trips, interactive workshops, simulations, case studies, presentations and speeches from leaders from the diplomatic world. The event will excel in facilitating exchange of ideas and fostering international relationships.

Following the success of the Young Diplomats Forum 2013 in Ankara -Turkey, YDF is delighted to host the next event in Mexico.

The Forum will tackle pressing and topical issues related to international affairs from the perspective of young global leaders. It will stimulate and facilitate an advanced exchange of ideas, build trust and become a catalyst for change on a regional and global arena.

The Forum will present an opportunity for interaction and the development of skills for future senior diplomats and future leaders. The Young Diplomats Forum is set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats and leaders. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connection to influential stakeholders.

YDF 2014 programme is varied from foreign policy, to sport and public diplomacy, to energy security and other topics.

The participants present the main actors of the Forum as they form the majority of the presenters and panellists. They will have to carry out research on the various topics for a choice of workshops and present them beforehand. Based on their research/papers, they will be selected to actively take part in different workshops.

Eligibility
The selection process will ensure the equal representation of junior diplomats, civil society representatives and students. Candidates will be selected based on their personal statement (500 words Maximum) and their CV. A fair representation of different continents and regions in the world will be taken into consideration in the process

Costs
The fees for participation are £450 (US $750) which covers the accommodation, food, transportation during the forum, visits and field trips. There will be scholarship for limited numbers of participants. However, scholarships do not cover flights and will be given to candidates who are from and reside in one of the least developed countries.

Application
Applications for the YDF 2014 Mexico are now open. All applications to be submitted via email to ydf@gdforum.org. Applicants will receive a confirmaton of receipt from us. All applications will be reviewed by our team and then successful applicants will recieve full details on the Forum and assigned with a contact from the Global Diplomatic Forum.

A personal statement ( maximum 500 words) describing previous leadership roles and future aspirations. Also please attach a current CV

Contact:
Ms Gemma Smith
Communications Executive
Global Diplomatic Forum

• E-mail: ydf@gdforum.org
• Telephone: (44) 208 0969392
• Mobile: (44) 75 6587 1706
The official web-page.

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