2024 United Nations Call for Submissions from Young Storytellers from Landlocked Developing Countries (Funded to Rwanda)

Deadline: March 8, 2024.

Are you a young person between 18-35 years old from a landlocked developing country (LLDC)? We are looking for passionate and creative storytellers from LLDCs to submit digital content (photos or videos) showcasing the compelling stories and unique experiences of young people in these nations.

As the world keeps changing, they cannot risk leaving young people behind. They are the engines of change. But emergencies like climate change, poverty and inequality are stopping too many from achieving their full potential. Young people in landlocked countries need more jobs, access to technology and a healthier environment.

LLDC3 in Kigali will be where world leaders will come together to shape a new action plan to achieve a better, more sustainable future for all. No one is excluded. This decision will have an impact on the lives of millions of young people, and it is your right to have a say and forge it!


  1. This call for submissions is open to young people between the ages of 18 to 35.
  2. Applicants from the 32 landlocked developing countries: Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bhutan; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Central African Republic; Chad; Eswatini; Ethiopia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Lesotho; North Macedonia; Malawi; Mali; Mongolia; Nepal; Niger; Paraguay; Republic of Moldova; Rwanda; South Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uganda; Uzbekistan; Zambia; and Zimbabwe.


A selected number of fellows will be fully funded to participate in the 3rd United Nations Conference on the Landlocked Developing Countries to be held in Kigali in June 2024.


  1. Participants must have created the entry by themselves.
  2. Entries can be videos or photos, but use your imagination to make them unique! However, all entries must follow the following specifications:
      • Videos – 1080p resolution, no longer than 1 minute 
    • Images – in JPG or PNG format, minimum 800 x 800 pixels. 


  1. Get your content ready: Your content should showcase compelling stories and unique experiences of young people in LLDCs, their challenges, triumphs, or simply the vibrant culture of the country.
  2. Upload your visual in social media: Make sure to uploaded it between 16 February and 8 March. It could be X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook. You can enter on all channels; just ensure you use the same content across channels! Tell them the name of your country and give your work a super short description so they understand the story behind it!
  3. Tag the UN-OHRLLS and use the hashtag #LockedOut: This step is crucial to ensure that your submission is considered. Tag them in your post. Their channels are XInstagramLinkedin, and Facebook. Include the hashtag #LockedOut in your post. This hashtag will help them to easily track and identify your submission.
  4. Stay Tuned: Continue to engage with the #LockedOut hashtag on social media and encourage your followers to like, share, and spread awareness about how LLDCs are #LockedOut! Lastly, keep an eye on OHRLLS’s social media accounts for notifications on selected submissions.

Apply through the OFFICIAL LINK

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