Frequently Asked Question

Humanitarian Affairs invites all outstanding youth leaders, between the ages of 17 to 30 years, who can demonstrate the following qualities to apply for selection to participate in the Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders:

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership experience
  • Applicants must be passionate about peace, social change and current affairs
  • Applicants must be willing to participate with an open mind when networking with persons from different backgrounds, interests and ambitions
  • Applicants must be motivated to serve self-directed for one year as a Humanitarian Affairs Peace Ambassador

Please use the online application form to apply.

The Humanitarian Affairs Peace Ambassador is a unique opportunity offered to delegates following their attendance at the Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders. The role is voluntary and is a one year self-directed, initiative that allows delegates to serve in the promotion of peace efforts in their own community.

The Registration Fee is USD 800 to USD1,050.00 excluding 7% VAT (Value-added Tax).

The cost of the Registration Fee includes 4-night accommodation in a twin or triple sharing basis, main meals; 4 Breakfast, 3 Lunch and 5 Coffee-breaks, Local transportation to and from the hotel and the United Nations Conference Centre; and an Electronic Copy of the Certificate of Participation.

International travel arrangements and costs will be the sole responsibility of each participant.

We offer an early bird registration rate. Please look at the fee payable under Registration Fee. There will be an additional discounted rate for group registration of more than 10 persons.

We are unable to provide any financial assistance. Interested individuals may like to approach their institution directly for funding opportunities. We also suggest that you check with local organizations, such as the Lions or Rotary clubs in your area for sponsorship.

We will provide approved applicants with a Formal Acceptance Letter to facilitate the application of Entry visas. You can present this official letter to the Embassy of the host country if you are applying for an entry visa. Please note that the acceptance notice does NOT guarantee the issuance of a visa or admittance to the host country. Visa issuance is entirely contingent upon the Embassy’s and Consulate’s discretion, and admittance upon the Immigration authorities’ discretion at the point of entry.

Absolutely, you will be able to attend the conference as an observer. All NGO representatives, Peace activists and professionals interested in the promotion of Peace are welcome, but please note the age of participants should not exceed 30 years old. The registration fee is the same as for any delegate. Please use our online application system to apply.

Yes, however the full registration fee will still apply. Kindly note that you will not be eligible for the Certificate of Participation unless you complete the full program.

You are expected to receive an email notice concerning the outcome of your application within 10 working days from the date you send in your application. If you do not hear from us, then most likely your application is not successful.

You may appeal for further considerations on your application if you feel strongly about participating in the Peace Summit. There will be a phone interview to assess your suitability during this process. No further appeal will be entertained if you again fail to secure a place after this assessment.

To contact us, please use the online contact form or write to

Roanne Gonzales

Macquarie University, Australia

Conforming to society to avoid conflict does not equal peace. Prior to the summit, I had a black and white view of conflict and peace, viewing them as opposing forces struggling to subdue the other. Yet this experience allowed me to recognise the necessary partnership the two concepts have.

Looking back at the experience, I can confidently say that the Peace Summit sparked a change in my life. Being surrounded by delegates from around the world, I was immersed in diverse perspectives which challenged my assumptions and worldview. Yet, there was a united stance in our mission for peace.

This summit was more than a platform for ideas, storytelling, and networking – it was a call to action, inspired and informed by the events that unfolded. Whether it be the first day of awkwardly trying to befriend other delegates or the last day where we wished these new friends good luck as they implement peace initiatives, these events taught me so much about myself and the world and I would encourage everyone to immerse themselves in the experience.

One cannot be spouting notions of peace if you are too scared to take the first step. So, what is the next step from here? I believe it is a matter of looking at conflict in the eyes and asking, ‘what opportunities for peace can you bring to me today?