Deadline for nomination: 31st July, 2016
This September, the United Nations will announce 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.
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.Young Leaders will be expected to actively support one or more of the following objectives:
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.
Criteria for applying
Nominees must be between 18 and 30 years old (as of August 12, 2016).
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.
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