The IOM Youth Ambassador Initiative aims to strengthen youth voices and provide a platform for youth as agents of change in the field of migration. By amplifying youth voices, promoting safe, orderly and regular migration, and fostering youth-inclusive policies, the initiative seeks to create a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.

The objectives of the Youth Ambassador Initiative:

    • Amplify youth voices: The initiative aims to provide a platform for young people to express their perspectives, create content and ideas, and share experiences on migration-related matters.
    • Advocate for youth-inclusive and youth-sensitive policies: The Youth Ambassadors will advocate for policies that prioritize the well-being of youth in host, transit and destination communities as well as young migrants
    • Promote safe, orderly, regular and dignified migration
    • Empower young people

Through this initiative, participating Youth Ambassadors will:

  • Make a difference in their communities and help the issues that youth are facing
  • Develop leadership, public speaking, and media engagement skills
  • Enhance understanding of migration issues and gain the confidence to address these issues effectively
  • Gain opportunities for personal growth, networking, skills development, and tools necessary to drive positive change in their communities

Interested in becoming IOM’s Global Youth Ambassador?

  • Are you between the age of 18 – 30 years old (inclusive) as of 30 December 2023?
  • Are you passionate about migration issues and have experience in contributing to youth empowerment in your community?
  • Are you motivated to contribute to national, regional and global discussions on migration issues?
  • Are you interested to work with an international organization with access to a global network?