become a young leader for the sdgs

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

selection criteria

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 direclty linked to their work
  • Presentation – Ability to inspire and motivate others through story telling

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, commitent to the SDGs and core values of the United Nations

Young leaders actively support the following objectives

application coming soon