Apply to be a 2020 Young Leader for the SDGs!


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


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

Apply here

Important information before you begin your application:

  • You will need to create a free Submittable account in order to complete the application. Click HEREfor a quick guide on how to get started.
  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date. 
  • Please reach out to Submittable’s Customer Support team with any technical questions at

Check out how to submit here

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