We believe that young people are a force for good in the world, that we have the imagination, courage and ingenuity to find lasting solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
We believe that our interdependence and shared humanity requires us to give all we can to make sure that ours is the first generation to end poverty, the most determined to tackle inequality and the last generation threatened by climate change - to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
In September 2015, 193 countries adopted 17 goals to end poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate change, known as the Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve these goals by 2030, we need everyone involved, not just governments. In particular, we need young people with the energy and ingenuity to accelerate these Goals.
Successful candidates are exceptional leaders who are spearheading change for the greater good.
They come from every corner of the world and any range of fields – from food to fashion to finance (as well as policy, media, civil society, industry, technology, the arts and entertainment). They have the ability to command an audience, influence their peers and inspire their constituents.
Ultimately Young Leaders are driven by the desire to improve the world we live in, for our generation and for those to come.
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