Call for IFMSA delegation to the UNFCCC 56th session of the subsidiary bodies - Bonn Climate Change Conference

Call for IFMSA delegation to the UNFCCC 56th session of the subsidiary bodies - Bonn Climate Change Conference



  • Important information:
    • Where: Bonn, Germany
    • When: 6th of June - 16th of June 2022
    • Application process:
      • Fill out the Application Form (here
      • Fill out the Candidature Form (here)
    • Deadline: April 24nd, 2022, 23:59 GMT.




Dearest IFMSA members,


I hope this email finds you well and ready for the call for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 56th session of the subsidiary bodies - Bonn Climate Change Conference, taking place in Bonn, Germany from the 6th of June to the 16th of June 2022.


Why SB56

According to the UNFCCC website, The SBSTA is one of two permanent subsidiary bodies to the Convention established by the COP/CMP. It supports the work of the COP, the CMP and the CMA through the provision of timely information and advice on scientific and technological matters as they relate to the Convention, its Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement, while SBI's work has been at the heart of all implementation issues under the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol, and more recently the Paris Agreement. In this respect, its agenda is shaped around the key building blocks of implementation of all these treaties and instruments: transparency, mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology and capacity-building, and aims at enhancing the ambition of Parties on all aspects of its agenda.

The SBSTA and the SBI have traditionally met in parallel, twice a year. When they are not meeting in conjunction with the COP, the subsidiary bodies usually convene at the seat of the secretariat in Bonn, Germany.


Why IFMSA in SB56?

The IFMSA, as an organization that unites members for global health and represents more than 1.3 million medical students, believes in the importance of our contribution to the climate change efforts. This has been evident in our national, regional, and international activities, the undeniable intersection between climate change and all standing committees of IFMSA, the IFMSA Program on Environment, Climate Change and Health, and the presence of climate change in our IFMSA global priorities, etc..

Having the SDGs as a guide for our work towards a healthier world and safer communities emphasizes our mission of advocating against climate change with other key stakeholders, in this event focusing on this global crisis.


What will you gain from becoming part of the IFMSA delegation to SB56?


  • Enhancing your knowledge and skills on Climate Change and its relation to all other policies, not just health
  • Experiencing the power of advocacy with key stakeholders
  • Interacting with the delegation and other delegations, including youth delegates, where you can exchange knowledge and join efforts.
  • Meeting national stakeholders from your own country, understand more about national efforts on climate change and how they can be improved
  • Representing the voice of 1.3 million medical students towards issues that affect everyone on this planet
  • Developing your competencies to start your national efforts in your community, against climate change

What is expected from IFMSA's delegates to SB56?

  • Availability to attend the full duration of the event or availability with a preference to attend Week 1 or Week 2
  • Contribution to all tasks, agreed upon with the rest of the delegation during the event
  • Contribute to the preparations, in the period before the event
  • Work effectively towards the final objectives for IFMSA in SB56
  • Full commitment and respect to tasks, deadlines, and fellow members of the delegation

Important Notes:

  • IFMSA is not providing financial support for flight, accommodation, or transportation purposes. This will be the full responsibility of the delegate. Therefore we highly encourage seeking financial support from other sources e.g universities.

Selection Criteria:

  • Motivation
  • Experience in External Affairs
  • Experience in Climate Change and Health issues
  • Follow up plans
  • Contribution plans to the delegation
  • Availability

How to know more?

How can you apply?

  • Fill in this application form here
  • Fill in this candidature form that should be signed and stamped by your NMO president here
  • The application form must be submitted by April 24th, 2022 23:59 GMT
    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

For more information  
Wilsen Widal Kho  
Liaison Officer to United Nations' Agencies CIMSA  
Email:  LINE: wilsenwidalkho

Empowering Medical Students
Improving Nation’s Health


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