Project profile — United Nations Association in Canada - IYIP Internships 2018-2021


United Nations Association in Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3119276855)
2018-03-23 - 2023-02-28
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Cambodia (10.00%)
• Rwanda (10.00%)
• Indonesia (10.00%)
• Laos (10.00%)
• Thailand (10.00%)
• Ghana (10.00%)
• Zimbabwe (10.00%)
• Peru (10.00%)
• Colombia (10.00%)
• Ukraine (10.00%)


• Other Multisector: Multisector aid (43010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project is part of Global Affairs Canada’s International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), funded by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy. The IYIP is designed to offer Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience in international development. United Nations Association in Canada sends 100 interns to ten different countries as part of its International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP). This programme is designed to support the development implementation plans and strategies of a range of United Nations agencies in various countries. The young interns help to advance Canadian development priorities such as securing the future of children and youth, advancing democracy, increasing food security, and stimulating sustainable economic growth.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased efforts by Canadian youth interns (women and men) to secure employment through their internship experience, including in the field of international development; and (2) increased engagement of Canadian youth interns (women and men) as global citizens who support international development efforts in Canada and abroad.

Results achieved 

Result achieved as of the end of the project (March 2023) includes 127 Canadian youth who completed internships in the field of international development in Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Peru, Rwanda, Thailand, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, including 51 virtual internships.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
08-12-2022 Disbursement $38,949
08-12-2022 Disbursement $76,282
08-12-2022 Disbursement $559,992
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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