2019 UNESCO Sport and the SDGs Youth “Funshop for ChangeMakers in Asia-Pacific Region

Deadline: June 1, 2019.

Are you between 18 and 30 years old and an advocate for sport for development? 

Do you run or work in a sports-based organization?
Are you a leader in your community?

Apply now to participate in the 2019 UNESCO Sport and the SDGs Youth “Funshop” in Seoul on 5 – 8 September!

Sport is explicitly recognized as an enabler for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is an important tool for achieving a variety of positive individual and societal outcomes.

UNESCO is searching for young leaders from Asia and the Pacific to participate in the 2019 Sport & the SDGs youth FUNSHOP: a three-day event specially designed to advance the capabilities of youth activists who are using sport as a tool for sustainable development and peace. Participants in the Funshop will have the opportunity to become members of the UNESCO Youth and Sport Task Force, a vibrant network of young leaders established in November 2017 following the first Sport Funshop held in Manila, Philippines.

Sixty outstanding young leaders from various countries around Asia-Pacific will join the Korean youth to participate in intensive workshops, sport activities and networking events over three days in Seoul, Republic of Korea.


Young leaders will be selected from countries across the Asia-Pacific region to participate in the Sport & the SDGs Youth Funshop. To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:
a) Aged between 18 – 30 years (as of 31 December 2019) 

b) Leading or playing an active role in a sports-based social project 

c) A resident in an Asia-Pacific country (see complete list)



1. Return flights to Seoul from the closest city to you

2. Accommodation and meals during the 3-day event

3. Local transportation in Seoul to the event venue

Excluded: Visa costs will not be covered by UNESCO




Click here to apply

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