Nairobi, 31 July 2015-- UN-Habitat is now inviting young people between the ages of 16 to 32 from around the world to vote for their representatives for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board.

The Youth Advisory Board is a youth consultative body that advises UN-Habitat on strategies to engage young people in sustainable urban development. 

The Board was first established at the World Urban Forum in Nanjing in 2008.Since its establishment, significant progress has been made towards mainstreaming and engaging youth in UN-Habitat programmes and major events including the Governing Council and the World Urban Forum.

Now in its fourth term, the board constitutes 14 members with equal gender representation for each region. The online voting invitation follows an initial call for nomination made through the UN-Habitat website in February 2015 that attracted over 600 strong applicants.

These applications were reviewed by the Board’s Review Committee at UN-Habitat who narrowed down to the selected 60 candidates to be included in the online voting process.

UN-Habitat thanks all the young people who offered themselves to serve on the Board and wishes them every success in their efforts to engage and empower youth in their regions.

Voting opens on 01 August 2015 and closes on 31 August 2015. Please make sure that you submit your vote only once. No duplicate is accepted. To vote, click here.