Sameer Esmail is a Delegate and Communications Coordinator for Young Diplomats of Canada’s (YDC) youth delegation to the 2021 OECD Forum. Sameer is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Management at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is passionate about foreign policy and promoting human security worldwide. Sameer currently works as a Political/Economic Intern at the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver. He also volunteers with several local non-profits including CityHive, the Gamar Foundation, and the UN Association of Canada’s Vancouver Branch. Sameer also remains involved at the university level as a Student Ambassador for UBC and as a Vice President for UBC’s Student Alumni Council. In recent years, Sameer led a financial literacy non-profit on campus and served as Vice President of Impact Projects for Bridgespace, an international student consulting organization. Sameer remains committed to advancing global citizenship within his community and worldwide.
About the ‘2021 OECD Forum’
The 2021 OECD Forum for the YDC delegation was held in 2 parts – OECD Youth Week and the OECD Ministerial Council Meetings. The delegates virtually attended all the public engagements associated with these conference sessions. The delegates focused on the theme of the “Future of Work” which is connected to the overall 2021 OECD Forum theme of “Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future.” The delegation also took part in meetings with various stakeholders including OECD Policy Analysts and Canada’s Ambassador to the OECD and Deputy Ambassador to the EU.