UN-OHRLLS Call for Young Storytellers from Landlocked Developing Countries (Funded) | Apply Now!

The UN-OHRLLS Call for Young Storytellers is targeted at young persons from a landlocked developing country (LLDC). The UN-OHRLLS seeks passionate and creative storytellers from LLDCs to become Land-linked fellows.

UN-OHRLLS Call for Young Storytellers from Landlocked Developing Countries

UN-OHRLLS Call for Young Storytellers from Landlocked Developing Countries

As the world faces unprecedented challenges such as climate change, poverty, and inequality, it is essential to empower young people to become agents of change in their communities. However, many young people in landlocked countries face barriers to accessing education, employment opportunities, and essential services.

The Landlinked fellowship program aims to address these challenges by providing selected fellows with professional cameras, training, and mentorship to enhance their storytelling skills.

Opportunity for Young Storytellers

The UN-OHRLLS is inviting submissions of digital content, including photos and videos, that highlight the unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs of young people living in landlocked developing countries.

Selected fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the 3rd United Nations Conference on the Landlocked Developing Countries, which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 18-22 June 2024.

This conference serves as a critical forum for world leaders to address the pressing issues facing LLDCs and to develop strategies for achieving sustainable development.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This call for submissions is open to young people between the ages of 18 to 35
  • Candidates must hail from the 32 landlocked developing countries listed by the UN-OHRLLS.
  • Participants must create their entries themselves, and submissions can take the form of videos or photos.
  • Entries should adhere to specific technical specifications to ensure quality and consistency.

How to Apply

Submitting your entry is simple, kindly follow these four easy steps:

  1. Prepare Your Content: Showcase compelling stories and unique experiences of young people in LLDCs.
  2. Upload Your Visual: Share your content on social media platforms such as X, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook between 16 February and 8 March. Provide a brief description of your work and include the hashtag #LockedOut.
  3. Tag UN-OHRLLS: Ensure that you tag UN-OHRLLS in your post and use the hashtag #LockedOut to facilitate tracking and identification of your submission.
  4. Stay Engaged: Continue to engage with the #LockedOut hashtag on social media and encourage others to do the same. Keep an eye on UN-OHRLLS’s social media accounts for updates on selected submissions.

For More Information, visit the Official Webpage of the UN-OHRLLS Call for Young Storytellers at https://www.un.org/en/landlocked/fellows

Selection Process

  • Entries will be evaluated based on the quality of storytelling, including the strength of arguments, writing, and composition of visuals.
  • Preference may be given to entrants whose native language is not English, however, all submissions will be assessed by a panel of judges, and their decision will be final.


The deadline for submissions is 8 March 2024.

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