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Global Voices

Global Voices is committed to providing a safe development experience for all Scholars. The Semester 2, 2020 program will be delivered as per normal, keeping in line with State and Federal Government COVID-19 mandates as necessary. The safety, health and wellbeing of the young people who participate in the program is the priority.

Should CSW65 or UNFCCC Climate Talks be cancelled, Global Voices will seek to provide an international component within a 12-month period of when the original forum would have taken place. This flexibility will allow Global Voices to look at other meaningful opportunities available to the Scholars that meet health and safety requirements (whether the experience be in person or online).


Global Voices is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Each year they provide scholarships for young Australians to travel overseas, meet world leaders, and engage with international policy-making at home and abroad.

The Scholarships are fully funded and include all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees.

A Global Voices delegation will challenge and inspire you. Delegates will get an insider’s look into policy-making, and have the chance to express their opinions and offer solutions to global challenges.

This term, Global Voices and CQUniversity are offering two fully-funded scholarships to attend:

  • UNFCCC Climate Talks in June 2021
  • Un Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, USA, from 22 – 26 March 2021.

If you are passionate, driven and want to make a difference in the world, don’t miss your chance to apply.

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

CQUniversity is sponsoring a unique personal and professional development opportunity for you to participate in the Global Voices 2020 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Scholarship Program.

CSW is the primary international body responsible for developing and enacting frameworks to address gender equality and the empowerment of women across the globe. Each year, the Australian Government sends an official delegation to participate in the negotiations and discussions, along with civil-society representatives to promote Australian women and girl’s perspectives.

This fully-funded scholarship opportunity will allow you to influence the conversation and outcomes at CSW65, as well as provide you with an unparalleled professional experience in diplomacy and policy making. Through the Scholarship Program, you will participate in a number of events alongside the official agenda of CSW65, including high-level side-events, civil-society coordinated sessions, meetings and much more.

As part of your participation in the Scholarship Program, you’ll complete a Policy Fellowship, where you select an issue related to the CSW agenda that you are most passionate about and develop a policy paper with practical recommendations for domestic implementation. You’ll be supported through the entire process by our experienced and motivated Executive Team and as well as Policy Advisors from relevant industry.

The Scholarship Program will begin with an in-depth Canberra Briefings Program where you’ll get to meet your fellow Global Voices Scholars and interact with members of the official Australian delegation, senior Government officials, and policy experts. You will also participate in media training, a policy-writing workshop, and many more skills-based workshops designed to prepare you for the policy fellowship and further high-level international meetings and experiences.

The Scholarship is ideal for students with an interest in gender equality, social and economic policy, human rights and international development. The Program has a strong international element so we encourage young Australians with a global perspective to apply.

Date: 22 - 26 March 2021
Location: New York, USA

Visit the instruction pack and application portal

Applications close Midnight (AEDT) Sunday 23 August 2020. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident aged between 18 to 30.

UNFCCC Climate Talks

CQUniversity is sponsoring a unique personal and professional development opportunity for you to participate in the Global Voices 2020 UNFCCC Climate Talks Scholarship Program. Coordinated by the United Nations, the UNFCCC is the world’s leading intergovernmental platform where countries come together to negotiate and develop solutions to address climate change and its effects.

Through this fully-funded experience, you’ll participate in the official UNFCCC Climate Talks agenda as part of a delegation of young Australian leaders. You’ll join the climate change conversation with Australian and international leaders and subject matter experts, as well as have the valuable opportunity to share your ideas on the issues that matter most to you.

As part of your participation in the Scholarship Program, you’ll complete a Policy Fellowship, where you select an issue related to the UNFCCC Climate Talks agenda that you are most passionate about and develop a policy paper with practical recommendations for domestic implementation. You’ll be supported through the entire process by our experienced and motivated Executive Team and as well as Policy Advisors from the relevant industry. Head to the Journal page of our website to see previous examples of Global Voices Scholar’s policy papers.

The Scholarship Program will begin with an in-depth Canberra Briefings Program where you’ll get to meet your fellow Global Voices Scholars and interact with members of the official Australian delegation, senior Government officials, and policy experts. You will also participate in media training, a policy-writing workshop, and many more skills-based workshops designed to prepare you for the policy fellowship and further high-level international meetings and experiences.

The UNFCCC Climate Talks is a unique opportunity for students interested in and passionate about making meaningful change in global climate policy. Suitable for students from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds.

Date: June 2021

Visit the instruction pack and application portal

Applications close Midnight (AEDT) Sunday 23 August 2020. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident aged between 18 to 30.