Nominate a Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals

We believe that young people are a force for good in the world, that we have the imagination, courage and ingenuity to find lasting solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. We believe that our interdependence and shared humanity requires us to give all we can to make sure that ours is the first generation to end poverty, the most determined to tackle inequality and the last generation threatened by climate change.

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. 

Want more details? Check out the FAQs page.

You have a say in who the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals will be. 

NOMINATE

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.


Nominations open until 15 July 2016.
Nominations open until 15 July 2016.
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  • Evelyn Bisona Fonkem
    Thanks for sharing
  • Teresa Abila
    I registered my interest to participate in this challenge,I believe that I am able to bring good contributions towards the realization of SDGs especially in eradicating poverty and in Gender equality.I am therefore asking for support from Empower Women and all its partners.Help me realize this dream.Details on my FB profile https://www.facebook.com/tr.abila or Twitter @Abila_Teresa Thank you.
  • Have you nominated your young leader today? I have already nominated mine here are her details if u want to find who I have nominated: https://www.facebook.com/tr.abila ....... https://www.empowerwomen.org/en/community/people/view-profile?id=7e6b9430-9e32-4ab9-a86c-823f1d89854f Let us support her please champions
  • Have you nominated your young leader today? I have already nominated mine here are her details if u want to find who I have nominated: https://www.facebook.com/tr.abila ....... https://www.empowerwomen.org/en/community/people/view-profile?id=7e6b9430-9e32-4ab9-a86c-823f1d89854f Let us support her please champions
    • Teresa Abila
      Thank you Robert for your support and the entire Empower Women,I believe it is us young people who would accelerate the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals,all we need is a firm support. Thank you for your effort.
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  • Sowemimo Omobolajoko
    Very true, Youths are the driving force of any initiative.
  • Joy Eze
    Thanks for sharing!
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