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United Nations PGA Fellowships 2023

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The United Nations PGA Fellowship, which supports the upcoming generation of diplomats, is currently accepting nominations. The goal of the President of the General Assembly (PGA) Fellowship Program is to bring a select group of young civil servants and diplomats to New York while also promoting youth involvement in multilateralism.

In order to ensure gender parity and geographic representation, this program accepts fellows from landlocked developing nations, especially Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Low-Income Developing Countries (LLDCs), and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

The Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA) will fully integrate the Fellows, and they will be rotated among the Office’s teams: communications and media, peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, sustainable development, UN reform and general assembly affairs.

Through their work in the OPGA, the Fellows will gain a comprehensive understanding of the operations of the United Nations system, including the Secretariat, specialized agencies, financing and programs of the UN, and other entities and bodies.

Benefits of United Nations PGA Fellowships 2023:

The Fellowship will give Fellows access to training seminars on the UN, as well as its subsidiary organizations and ministries. Human rights, peace and conflict resolution, climate change, and sustainable development will all be included in the course. The fellows will also receive training in public diplomacy, drafting, and bargaining.

The Fellows will have frequent meetings with the OPGA Senior Management Team to enhance their educational opportunities and enhance their comprehension of the General Assembly’s operations.

A research excursion outside of UN headquarters, to a place like Geneva (76th session) or Washington, D.C. (77th session), may be available to fellows.

  • Round-trip economy flight from the home country to New York City.
  • Laptop for the duration of the Fellowship
  • Monthly stipend

Eligibilities for the Science without Borders Challenge

  • Nominees should be between the ages of 25 and 30
  • Hold a university degree
  • Be fluent in verbal and written English
  • Provide three years of work experience in the national government
  • The selection applies only to applications submitted through Permanent Missions in New York.

Selection Criteria

Developing-country Member and Observer States, notably from LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS, are invited to nominate one applicant for the Fellowship.

An independent selection team will assess the applications, interview short-listed candidates, and choose the Fellows, with gender balance and regional representation considered.

How to Nominate a Candidate?

To nominate a candidate, the nominator can submit the following documents to Mr. Shojiro Nishimura, Senior Adviser at the OPGA, at the submission email below.

The email’s subject line should include “Application for PGA Fellowship.

Submission Email: nishimura@un.org
A Copy to: opga@un.org

Documents Required

Please submit the following documents to nominate an applicant:

  • Note Verbale from the Permanent Mission that sets the applicant for the Fellowship
  • Cover letter of the applicant expressing intent to join the Fellowship (up to 300 words)
  • Candidate’s CV

Please visit the General Assembly of the UN’s website for details about the United Nations PGA Fellowship.

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