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Global Voices

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.

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:

  • The World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva in May 2020.
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum in Paris in May 2020.

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

World Health Assembly (WHA)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is responsible for managing global health policy and monitoring trends and data related to health, disease and development. The WHA acts as the decision-making body of the organisation and takes place annually in Geneva, with up to 3,000 attendees participating in the event. The assembly determines the policies of the organisation, appoints the Director-General, supervises financial policies and approves program budgets.

At WHA, our Global Voices Scholars will have the opportunity to personalise their own daily itinerary to determine the official side-events, technical briefings, and civil-society events they would like to attend, based on topics that they are passionate about and that complement their subject matter interests.

Due to our substantial reputation in this space, Global Voices is able to secure high-level meetings with the Australian official delegation, including the Chief Medical Officer and the Federal Department of Health, as well as the WHO, to learn more about their priorities for the assembly.

This scholarship is ideal for students with an interest in health-related policy, health promotion, global health, human rights, and international development.

Date: 17 - 22 May 2020
Location: United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

Visit the instruction pack and application portal

Applications close Midnight (AEDT) Sunday 15 March 2020. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident aged between 18 to 30.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The OECD is the preeminent intergovernmental agency focused on economic issues and global cooperation. The OECD Forum is a two-day event that brings together leaders and influencers from all sectors of civil society, the private sector, former and current heads of state, academics and the media, to discuss the most pressing global problems.

Global Voices Scholars gain an insight into global negotiations and contribute solutions to global challenges through this delegation. Topics covered at the forum not only include issues of global economics, but also the underlying causes of these issues, such as global warming and health epidemics, amongst other diverse subject areas.

In 2019, less than 80 of the nearly 5000 attendees were aged under 30 years, and four of these were our Global Voices scholars. This is a truly unique and rare opportunity for young people.

At the Forum, our Global Voices Scholars have the opportunity to personalise their own daily itinerary to determine the official side-events, technical briefings, and civil-society events they would like to attend, based on topics that they are passionate about and that complement their subject matter interests. Global Voices also arranges for scholars to meet privately with influential leaders at the Forum on the days following the official agenda. In the past, Global Voices Scholars have met with OECD officials, former Prime Ministers, United Nations representatives and many more influential leaders.

This scholarship is ideal for students with an interest in public policy, global trends, data and analysis, human rights and international development.

Date: 25 - 29 May 2020
Location: The historic Château de la Muette in Paris, France

Visit the instruction pack and application portal for OECD

Applications close Midnight (AEDT) Sunday 15 March 2020. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident aged between 18 to 30.