The Young Leaders initiative will showcase the outstanding leadership of young people in putting the world on a more sustainable path. From food to fashion to finance, the Young Leaders will come from many different backgrounds, represent every region in the world and help activate millions of young people in support of the Goals. Between 2016 and 2030, when the Goals aim to be reached, a new “Class” of 17 Young Leaders will be announced following an open call for nominations.
The Selected Young Leaders will work with the Envoy on Youth and the United Nations to help galvanize other young people around achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Successful candidates will be selected based on:
Their demonstrated achievements in promoting and advancing sustainable development;
The ability to command an audience, influence their contemporaries and inspire their constituents;
Their personal influence within their respective fields and reputation for inclusive and innovative leadership;
Their demonstrated integrity, commitment to the SDGs and core values of the UN.
DEADLINE: July 15 2016
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