Call for IFMSA Delegations to the UNFCCC-COP27

Call for IFMSA Delegations to the UNFCCC-COP27


Dear, Indonesian medical students!

The call for the IFMSA delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Conference of Parties 27, taking place in Sharm ElSheikh, Egypt from the 6th of November - 18th of November 2022 is finally opened!

Why COP?

Arising from the disastrous impact of climate change on all sectors in this planet, the need for global collective action on climate change has arisen, requiring a multi-sectoral approach that involves all key stakeholders, including vulnerable groups, to work together against climate change.

In 2015, the Paris agreement took place aiming to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees and providing a pivotal moment for all parties to start working on their nationally determined contributions to reducing their emissions and preserving the planet and its ecosystems. However, commitments have not been transformed into actions, thus jeopardizing the whole ecosystem at unprecedented rates. 

As a result, COP is held every year, bringing together parties and observers including UN and specialized agencies, IGOs, and NGOs, with the aim of addressing the climate crisis in a more sustainable and action-based manner

Why IFMSA in COP27?

The IFMSA, as an organization that unites medical students for global health and represents more than 1.3 million of them, believes in the importance of our contribution to climate action. This has been evident in our internal and external efforts on climate change over the years, nationally, regionally, and internationally.

There is no global health, without adequate focus on the biggest threat to humanity: The climate crisis. This highlights the need for our urgent and sustainable contributions to climate action, which includes our advocacy at COP.

What will you gain from becoming part of the IFMSA delegation to COP27?

  • 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 delegations, 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 on climate change issues

  • Developing your competencies to start your national efforts in your community, against climate change

What is expected from IFMSA's delegates to COP27?

  • 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 COP27

  • Full commitment and respect to tasks, deadlines, and fellow members of the delegation.

  • Follow-up tasks after the event

Important Notes:

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

  • The current form is 21/22 external meetings. This is not a mistake. The form for the 22/23 meetings have not been created, so you can fill the form present in this announcement.

Selection Criteria:

  • Motivation

  • Experience in External Affairs

  • Experience in the topics of the meeting

  • 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

  • To request NMO sign and stamp, the candidature form must be submitted to your NMO by July 29th 2022, 23:59 GMT+7

  • The application form must be submitted by July 30th 2022, 11:59 pm GMT


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:

Anisya Gabrieli Putri Dianty
Liaison Officer to United Nations' Agencies 2022/2023
LINE: anisyadianty

Empowering Medical Students
Improving Nation’s Health


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