UN Young Leader
Apply Now to Be a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals
Deadline Date 22-Feb-2020
On September 19, 2016, the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth unveiled the inaugural class of the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 young change-makers whose leadership is catalyzing the achievement of the Goals.
The Young Leaders for the SDGs:
Leverage and equip young influencers to galvanize their peers and industries in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially in sectors, regions or areas with which they have limited existing influence;
Recognize young people who are leading positive change in their communities and sectors, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Young Leaders for the SDGs support one ore more of the following initiatives:
Advocate for the Goals, in ways most accessible and relatable to young people across different contexts;
Promote innovative ways of engaging their audiences and peers in the advocacy and realization of the Goals;
Contribute to a brain trust of young leaders supporting the UN and partners for key moments and initiatives related to the Goals.