Software Deadline: Ongoing

The Swedish Environmental Safety Company (Naturvårdsverket), UNDP, and UN Volunteers (UNV) launch a second spherical of  the ‘Younger Environmental Journalists’ marketing campaign, to deal with environmental and human rights impacts within the mining sector in 4 resource-rich international locations: Colombia, Kenya, Mongolia and Mozambique.

This joint marketing campaign is geared toward empowering younger volunteers between the ages of 18-31, to boost consciousness about, and have a voice in selections round administration, and use of mineral sources.

The 70 chosen ‘Younger Environmental Journalists’ will work with the joint Swedish EPA – UNDP Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) to provide inspiring tales of change and construct a robust community of younger journalists and environmental and human rights defenders.

One of the best tales and interviews shall be revealed by the Inter Press Service (IPS) and different media shops within the 4 programme international locations, together with Kenya’s Every day Reporter and In-Depth Information (IDN). The tales shall be promoted through UN, UNDP, EGP websitse and on Swedish Surroundings Safety Company platform.

Mining sector is a significant explanation for biodiversity and ecosystem loss in lots of creating international locations. It might threaten the land use sample and the ecosystem, placing in jeopardy the already endangered wildlife and rising the danger of zoonotic illnesses, akin to COVID-19. Mining-related air pollution can be a significant supply of environmental degradation and well being issues.  


CRITERIA: To take part within the marketing campaign, volunteers have to be

  • Between 18 – 31 years of age, and register with the UNV on-line volunteering platform.
  • Fluent in English and no less than one of many native languages in Colombia, Kenya, Mongolia or Mozambique.
  • The method is open to all, no matter citizenship however demonstrating information about environmental and human rights points within the focused 4 international locations shall be an asset.
  • No touring required.


Seventy chosen candidates by way of the UNV on-line volunteering service will participate in on-line coaching programs, together with the UNITAR course on environmental governance of the mining sector, and take part in a collection of webinars with journalists, editors and consultants from August to November 2020.

The net volunteers who full the obligatory on-line programs and take part in all digital conferences will obtain a certificates from UNV, UNDP and the Swedish EPA. They can even obtain a certificates from the UN Institute for Coaching and Analysis (UNITAR).  

Extra info:

At UNDP: Sangita Khadka, e mail: [email protected], Communications Specialist, UNDP, New York.

At UNV:  Amina Stated, e mail: [email protected], Communications Specialist, United Nations Volunteers (UNV), Bonn.

For Extra Info:

Go to the Official Webpage of the UNDP ‘Younger Environmental Journalists

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