UNA-NY Youth Rep to Attend DPI/NGO Conference
in Korea




This year UNA-NY has co-sponsored a student to attend the UN DPI/NGO Conference in Korea, as part of UNA-NY's educational outreach. The Conference is a dynamic platform that brings together various actors on global issues. This year's conference, with the theme, Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together, will be held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from 30 May – 1 June.

Juan Pablo Celis serves as Co-Chair of the Youth Subcommittee for the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference. He is a student of International Studies, focused on International Public Policy, at the City College of New York (CUNY). 

Juan has participated in humanitarian, financial, and entrepreneurship projects in different countries. He worked along with educational institutions in Trento-Italy and Alexandria-Egypt creating educational projects in innovative teaching methods. He has coordinated promotion and fundraising events for NGOs in Curitiba-Brazil and Buenos Aires-Argentina.

In his native country, Colombia, he was a leader for the international student organization, AIESEC. He was involved in the Global Community Development Program and trained young leaders for the global market.

Currently, he is the Youth Representative of the United Nations Association of New York at the United Nations and also works in the Business Development Division for Municipal Credit Union in New York's financial district. He has actively participated in UN youth related events for the past year.

Juan is passionate about traveling, advocacy of youth and gender equality.

Youth at the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference

Youth are directly impacted by decisions made regarding education around the globe. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the presence of youth voices is needed now more than ever.

The UN DPI/NGO Conference organizers are calling on youth representing the different regions around the world to promote and participate in all conference events, including on-line and off-line youth activities. It is important to raise the voice of young people from around the world in global conferences tackling pressing issues on the international agenda.

DPI/NGO Youth Representatives

The United Nations Department of Information Non-Governmental Organizations Youth Representatives program is comprised of young, passionate, and dedicated individuals between the ages of 18-32 who aim to serve the missions of their respective NGOs and empower youth worldwide. We aim to collaborate with other entities and provide civil society with global youth perspectives in an effort to tackle pressing issues and forward the UN agenda.

If you would like to contact the DPI/NGO Youth Reps, please email ngoyrexec@gmail.com, a member of the Executive Board will respond as soon as possible.

More information about the conference here

Information on the Youth Section here