Dear IFMSA members,

The call for 3 members of IFMSA delegation to ECOSOC Youth Forum, including the ICMYO Coordination meeting has been opened, which will take place in New York, USA, from 6th to 9th of April 2019! This will inform you about all the procedures to apply to be a member of the delegation, so please read carefully till the end!

What is the ECOSOC Youth Forum?

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to take place on 8-9 April 2019 will provide a platform for young leaders from around the world to engage in a dialogue among themselves and with United Nations Member States and to share ideas for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum will serve as a unique space for young people to share their vision and elaborate their substantive contributions to United Nations upcoming meetings, including the 2019 ECOSOC Substantive Session, the 2019 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and the high-level events taking place on the margins of the opening of the opening of the General Assembly, including the Climate Summit, the High-level Meeting on Financing for Development and the SDG Summit.
The coordination meeting of ICMYO will take place on 6th of April and the attendance of IFMSA delegates at this meeting is voluntary.

For more information about the meeting click here.

Objectives of IFMSA’s participation in the event:

  • 1. IFMSA taking the lead in health iniatives and discussions happeneing during the forum.

  • 2. IFMSA remains an active focal point and cultive NGO for the ECOSOC, taking role in high level advocacy activities.

  • 3. To meet with ICMYO taskforce and collaborate together in the forum.

  • 4. To represent the work of IFMSA in the Global Priorities, especially the Meaningful Youth Participation and the Universal Health Coverage.

Selection Criteria:

The following criteria will be taken into account while evaluating your application:

  • Understanding of IFMSA policy work and past external meetings attended;

  • Potential empowerment, expected outcomes and follow up plans after the meeting;

  • Regional representation and Gender balance will also be taken into account.

However, we also encourage emerging members who are committed to learn, gain new skills, and participate in IFMSA's activities even beyond the conference.

How can you Apply?

Fill the online form, no need to do anything else than to fill in & click on submit.

Fill in the Candidature Form - Form must be signed and stamped by your NMO President, and must be sent by email to vpe@ifmsa.org with the ''[ECOSOC YOUTH] Name of the applicant'' in the email subject.

  • Both things need to be completed/sent before 27.1.2019 23:59 GMT

  • In case of one document missing, the application will be considered as invalid.

Accepted applicants will receive online preparation as soon as the results are released. IFMSA commits to train, brief and prepare all delegates to the meeting; and to smoothly coordinate the delegation during the meeting. Unfortunately, IFMSA is not able to cover transportation or accommodation expenses, however, we are able to issue a support letter to help you with your personal fundraising.

To better prepare your application, please check this ‘’How to write an Application manual’’! In case of any questions please do not hesitate to email me at vpe@ifmsa.org.