United Nations launches 2nd Class of exceptional Young Leaders to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Young Leaders Programme is an initiative of the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and aims to celebrate and empower a group of Young Leaders to take upon a leadership role for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 23rd September 2018, UN Headquarters, New York, USA – The United Nations today launched […]

Over 8,000 Applications Received for 2018 Class of UN Young Leaders for Sustainable Development

Following the period for sending the applications, for the 2018 class Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, more than 8,000 submissions from 184 countries were received by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. The UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, is a flagship initiative of the Envoy intended to […]

During UNGA Week, Young Leaders Meet World Leaders, Work Together to Achieve the Global Goals

New York – On September 20, young leaders and world leaders gathered for a special event on the sidelines of the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly to assess progress in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and discuss ways for engaging young people. The event, co-hosted by the Office of the […]

UN Secretary-General’s Message for the Announcement of the 2016 Class of Young Leaders for the SDGs

Delivered by Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, at the Social Good Summit in New York on September 19, 2016 I am pleased to join in warmly welcoming the inaugural class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals. I thank the Office of my Envoy on Youth for launching this timely initiative to […]

Announcing First Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, September 19, 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today unveiled the inaugural class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Social Good Summit in New York. The 17 Young Leaders have been recognized for their leadership and contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda […]

Over 18,000 Nominations Received in Young Leaders Campaign

Following a month-long call for nominations for the first Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, more than 18,000 submissions from 186 countries were received by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. The  Young Leaders is a flagship initiative of the Envoy, intended to recognize and engage exceptional young people who are […]

UN launches worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Young Leaders will collaborate with UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to help end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequality   15 June 2016, UN Headquarters, New York- The United Nations today launched a new initiative to recognize exceptional young people who are leaders in the effort to end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequalities.  Spear-headed […]