UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals at One Young World 2017

One Young World will achieve a global first by hosting at its annual Summit the team of Young Leaders chosen by the United Nations to champion the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The landmark attendance of these outstanding change-makers at the One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia, on 4-7 October, will be the first time that they have gathered at an event not convened by the UN.

The inaugural group of Young Leaders was selected last September, from 18,000 nominations, on the basis of contributions made to a more sustainable world and includes pioneers in sectors ranging from food to fashion to finance. They come from many different backgrounds and represent every region in the world.

Their role is to help activate young people in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and they report to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake.