Nominate a Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, 193 countries adopted 17 goals to end poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate change, known as the Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve these goals by 2030, we need everyone involved, not just governments. In particular, we need young people with the energy and ingenuity to accelerate these Goals.
The World Needs
Successful candidates are exceptional leaders who are spearheading change for the greater good.
They come from every corner of the world and any range of fields – from food to fashion to finance (as well as policy, media, civil society, industry, technology, the arts and entertainment). They have the ability to command an audience, influence their peers and inspire their constituents.
Ultimately Young Leaders are driven by the desire to improve the world we live in, for our generation and for those to come.
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You have a say in who the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals will be.
What are the eligibility requirements to be a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals?
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.
Nomination open until 15 July 2016.