Mobilizing youth to shape a sustainable world for future generations.
2019-2020 at a glance


Increase in young leaders trained and educated in 2019-2020, than previous year.


Trained young leaders to educate their communities on sustainable development.


Solutions mentored and incubated.


Community of program members, organizations and team members.

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SDSN Youth partners up with IB to galvanize social entrepreneurship and SDGs among young people

The partnership will identify, mentor, and unlock youth-led social entrepreneurial projects for the SDGs in selected IB students and educators around the world.


Understanding SDSN Youth

Shaping a more sustainable future

SDSN Youth is one of the world’s biggest networks of young leaders working together to accelerate solutions towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

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2020 Impact Report

A global network of 3000+

As 2020 marks the 5th anniversary of SDSN Youth, read our Impact Report 2020 to learn how we have been cultivating the next generation of leaders for sustainable development!

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Initiatives such as SDSN Youth and its Youth Solutions Report are confirming how important youth-focused programs are in supporting the ideas and energy coming from the next generation.

Paul Polman, Former Chief Executive Officer of Unilever

SDSN Youth in the media

Forbes Feature

“The future belongs to the young, who are increasingly providing imaginative solutions to push the Sustainable Development Goals agenda forward, helping to solve the greatest challenges our world faces,”

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Launch of SDG Students Program Certificate with Ban Ki-Moon Centre

Jointly developed by Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens, SDSN Youth, and the SDG Academy, the Certificate aims to encourage university students around the world to learn about, engage with, and take action on the SDGs.

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  • SDSN Youth Philippines uses IBM Watson to deliver fast and trusted information on COVID-19

    IBM today announced that it is collaborating with United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) Youth Philippines' to deliver fast and trusted COVID-19 information to the Filipinos by using IBM Watson Assistant, a conversational AI solution designed and trained to understand natural language and interact with users to provide responses to COVID-19 questions.

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  • These 21 Projects Drove Mexico's Sustainable Development Goals in 2020 - SDSN Youth Mexico

    Through the Yo x los ODS project, 50 young people from the SDSN Youth network were trained in skills and innovation methodologies to comply with the 2030 Agenda. This project aims to help citizens with creative and innovative ideas who, as agents of change, want to generate solutions to the country's problems.

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  • SDSN Youth Founder, Sam Loni, named 'Young Peacemaker' at Nobel Peace Prize Forum in New York

    The award recognises the SDSN Youth's peacemaking efforts worldwide, including its commitment to foster dialogue for peace, and its promotion for action by youth in implementing the SDGs.

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