Want to go to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development?

Are you a smart young person looking to help create a more sustainable future around the world? Do you want to rub shoulders with some of the most influential policymakers in sustainable development? Do you have ideas about how to improve the UN?

Agents of Change (AoC) is now accepting applications to join the SustainUS youth delegation to the Eighteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18), which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from May 3 – 14, 2010. CSD-18 is a review session and addresses the topics of transport, chemicals, waste management, and mining. In addition, CSD-18 will follow-up on the 2006 Johannesburg Summit call to develop a 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.

Selected delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, scientists, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world to review progress on issues related to sustainable development. In the past, AoC delegates have presented case studies and policy statements on behalf of youth; participated in forums with fellow representatives of civil society; and met with government delegates, international organizations, and the US State Department.

How to apply: Please respond to the questions in the Application and email your application in the form of a single Word document to agents@sustainus.org. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Incomplete applications, or those not compiled into a single document, will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of their selection by early March and will be required to confirm their involvement shortly after notification. Please be sure to include all five sections of the application. If you have any questions, please contact AoC Coordinator Julia Wong at agents[at]sustainus.org

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Ben Wessel is a 21-year old student at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. Growing up in Washington, DC he has always been fascinated by politics, and feels that strong legislation and real advocacy efforts from the grassroots, particularly young people, will be a main factor in solving the climate crisis. His passion for activism, policy, and adventure has taken him from a WWF-sponsored "Voyage for the Future" in the Norwegian Arctic to the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Poznan, Poland and Copenhagen to the halls of Congress and Capitol Hill with 1Sky and Powershift '07 '09. Most recently, Ben helped lead the "Race to Replace Vermont Yankee," a youth clean energy voter campaign in Vermont that helped support clean energy candidates for Governor and other elected positions in Vermont. When not geeking out the latest CBO scoring of climate legislation, he is likely to be found snowboarding, cooking, or rooting for the Washington Redskins.

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