Become a UN SDG Young Leader

The world is currently home to the largest generation of young people in history. With 50% of the world’s population being under the age of 30, the ideas and talents of young people like you will drive the success of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. 

That’s why the United Nations is on a mission to unearth 17 of world’s greatest young changemakers, innovators, and ground-breakers!

The Young Leaders for the SDGs are 17 global citizens who come from many different backgrounds, represent every region in the world and are recognized for their outstanding leadership in their efforts to achieve the Goals.

At the 2017 One Young World Closing Ceremony, the UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake announced the call for applications for the next class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals on stage.

Could you be one of the next Young Leaders for the SDGs?

Join the ranks: applications are open now!

Follow the campaign on social media @UNYouthEnvoy and find out more information about the Young Leaders for the SDGs initiative at

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