Every two years, 17 young change-makers are recognized for their leadership and contribution to a more sustainable world.


Candidates are scored on aspects such as:

Leadership – Ability to influence and motivate others

Innovation – Uniqueness, and ingenuity

Scalability – Potential to benefit others beyond their current scope of influence

Impact – Measurable outcomes directly linked to their work

Presentation – Ability to inspire and motivate others through storytelling

They are then selected based on:

Achievement – Demonstrated achievements in promoting and advancing the key areas of the SDGs

Influence – Personal influence within their respective fields and reputation for inclusive and innovative leadership

Integrity – Demonstrated integrity, commitment to the SDGs and core values of the United Nations

Each class of 17 Young Leaders is selected through an open call for applications and a rigorous assessment process. All interested candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to submit an application.

The call for applications for the selection of the 2020 Class of Young Leaders will be open until the 22nd of February 2020.

Click HERE  http://sdgyl.org/  to learn more about the Young Leaders programme.

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