The International Weightlifting Federation has received expressions of interest from five candidate cities bidding to host the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships.

According to the procedure the list of cities that announced their intent is as follows:
  • Minsk, BLR
  • Eilat, ISR
  • Pyongyang, PRK
  • Anaheim, USA
  • Tashkent, UZB
The hosting right of the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships will be allocated on 22-23 June 2016 during the upcoming IWF Executive Board meeting held in Tbilisi, Georgia.