Sport & the SDGs’ Youth Funshop

Deadline: 1 June 2019
Open to: young leaders from countries across the Asia-Pacific between 18-30
Benefits: fully funded


UNESCO is searching for young leaders from Asia and the Pacific to participate in the 2019 Sport & the SDGs youth FUNSHOP: a three-day event specially designed to advance the capabilities of youth activists who are using sport as a tool for sustainable development and peace. Participants in the Funshop will have the opportunity to become members of the UNESCO Youth and Sport Task Force, a vibrant network of young leaders established in November 2017 following the first Sport Funshop held in Manila, Philippines.

Aligned with UNESCO’s Operational Strategy on Youth 2014-2021, the priorities and specific thematic topics to be covered will be decided by the current Task Force members, together with UNESCO.  The 2019 Funshop will be generously supported and hosted by the Lee Seung-Yuop Baseball Foundation, established by Mr Lee Seung-Yuop, the much adored Korean baseball hall-of-fame champion.


Young leaders will be selected from countries across the Asia-Pacific region to participate in the Sport & the SDGs Youth Funshop. To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

– Aged between 18 – 30 years (as of 31 December 2019);

– Leading or playing an active role in a sports-based social project;

– A resident in an Asia-Pacific country.


– Return flights to Seoul from the closest city to you;

– Accommodation and meals during the 3-day event;

– Local transportation in Seoul to the event venue.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.