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Youth Peace Challenge 2024

26 May - 7 July

The Youth Peace Challenge (YPC) is a global citizenship education program for youth leadership and stewardship for peace and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development/SDGs including climate change (SDG 13) in the context of the UN Summit of the Future(SOTF) in New York on 22-23 September 2024.

General Theme: “Youth for Sustainable Future – Role of the youth for climate and peace”

How to Prepare : Read the SOTF 2024 Policy Briefs and Zero Draft declarations (Available at the provided Google Drive link)

Who can participate?

  • Youths aged 15 to 30 (born between 1 Jan 1993 and 31 Dec. 2008) of any nationality
  • Refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally-displaced persons are welcome to apply

How? Individual or Group (2 or 3 persons)

Language – English


  • Written essay between 3,000 to 5,000 words excluding footnotes and references

How to Submit

Please email your written Essay in PDF to on or before 7 July 2024.

Important Dates

  • 23 April ~ 7 July – Application (Google Form)
  • 26 May – UN Future Summit (SOTF) & Theme Introduction Webinar (Virtual)
  • 7 July – Final Application and Essay Submission (via Email)
  • 17 July – Announcement of the Group Discussion’s Selected Participants
  • 27 and/or 28 July – Group Discussion (Virtual)
  • 12 August (International Youth Day) – Presentation of Essays by the Winners of YPC and Award Giving Ceremony
  • 22-23 Sep – Virtual Participation of UN Summit of the Future (SOTF) – New York
  • 1 Oct – Evaluation of UN Summit of the Future (SOTF) and follow-up

Contact and Inquiry 

  • -> About YPC
  • -> About YPA
  • +82-10-4293-0707 (Organizing Committee for YPC)
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