Following the historic adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations in September 2016 announced the inaugural class of the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 young change-makers whose leadership is catalyzing the achievement of the Goals.
From science to food to fashion to finance, the Young Leaders come from many different backgrounds, represent every region in the world and help activate millions of young people in support of the Goals. Convened by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, these Young Leaders are recognized for their leadership and contribution to a more sustainable world.
The Young Leaders come together as a community to support efforts to engage young people in the realization of the SDGs both through strategic opportunities with the UN and through their existing initiatives, platforms and networks. Young Leaders are expected to actively support one or more of the program’ objectives… more