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Be in the room where it happens

The Global Voices Fellowship program goes beyond education, offering life-changing opportunities that shape the future of Australian leadership.

What is GV?

As a youth-led and run not-for-profit, Global Voices (GV) aims to upskill and develop the next generation of Australian leaders to contribute to domestic and global decision-making. 

 

GV is the only organisation in Australia to offer a Policy Fellowship Program that provides in-person and hands-on experience in public policy and international affairs. 

Since our founding in 2011, our Fellowship Program has become an integral part of student enrichment and outward mobility programs for dozens of universities and philanthropic groups across the country.

 

Our program takes Fellows to international conferences and Australia’s capital, providing an unparalleled development opportunity whilst writing a policy proposal that contributes a fresh perspective to domestic and global decision-making. 

 

The GV Fellowship program goes beyond education, offering life-changing opportunities that shape the future of Australian leadership.

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What is included in a

Global Voices Fellowship?

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CBR Pre-Departure Briefings

Travel and accommodation to Canberra for a 3-day pre-departure briefing and upskilling program

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Travel to an International Conference

GV leads delegations across the world to summits addressing challenges concerning our shared future! 

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Policy Proposal

Support to write and publish a policy proposal that contributes a fresh perspective to domestic and global decision-making.

GV is the only organisation in Australia to offer a Policy Fellowship Program that provides in-person and practical experience in policy-making and international relations. 

All Global Voices Fellows must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or permanent humanitarian residents aged 18 - 30 years.*

2024 Global Voices Delegations

Global Voices runs two recruitment rounds a year:
February/March (Semester 1) and June/July (Semester 2)

Semester 1

Y20 Global Summit

WhereRio De Janeiro, Brazil

When: August

The Y20 Summit is an annual gathering that brings together youth delegates from G20 countries to discuss and develop policy recommendations on global issues. It provides a platform for young people to engage with policymakers and contribute their perspectives to the broader G20 agenda.

AI for Good

Where: Geneva, Switzerland 

When: May

The AI for Good Global Summit is the leading action-oriented United Nations platform promoting AI to advance health, climate, gender, inclusive prosperity, sustainable infrastructure, and other global development priorities. 

Higher Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

Where: New York, USA

When: July

The Higher Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) Conference is a United Nations platform for reviewing progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It brings together governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to share experiences, discuss challenges, and identify solutions for advancing sustainable development globally.

Semester 2

World Health Summit

Where: Berlin, Germany

When: October

The World Health Summit is a global health conference that convenes leaders and experts from various sectors to address pressing health challenges and promote international cooperation in healthcare.

Commission on the Status of Women

Where: New York, USA

When: March 2025

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) dedicated to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide. It convenes annually to evaluate progress, identify challenges, and develop policies to advance the rights and well-being of women and girls in areas such as education, employment, and political participation.

Biodiversity COP16

Where: Colombia 

WhenOctober

The Biodiversity COP, or Conference of the Parties, is a series of meetings held under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), where member countries come together to discuss and negotiate agreements on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. These meetings play a crucial role in shaping international efforts to protect and manage the world's biological resources.

This delegations occurs bi-annually. The next one is 2024.

International Monetary Fund / World Bank AGM 

Where: Washington, USA

When: October

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Annual Meetings (AGM) are gatherings of finance ministers, central bank governors, and other key stakeholders from member countries to discuss global economic issues, development priorities, and financial policies.

Climate COP29 

Where: Azerbaijan

When: November

The Climate COP, or Conference of the Parties, is an annual gathering under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where countries negotiate and make decisions on global climate policy. It serves as a platform for discussing and implementing measures to address climate change, including emissions reduction targets, adaptation strategies, and financial support for developing nations.

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"My Global Voices experience was nothing short of transformative. As someone with an interest in climate change but not much previous exposure to the policy/international diplomacy space, I gained an immense amount from this program."

Faith Woon, 2023 Climate COP

"The mechanisms for the decisions that affect our lives usually seem elusive. The Global Voices Scholarship program provides a launchpad for young Australians to uncover these mechanisms."

Julian Garratt, 2023 IMF/WB

"As a public school student from regional Australia, the chance to meet with individuals who are at the top of their field was an amazing opportunity and a great honour."

Callum Noone, 2023 Climate COP

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