Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is a global student movement to address humanity’s greatest challenges. MCN and United Nations Academic Impact have partnered to present the Millennium Fellowship. The Fellowship is a leadership development program on university campuses that convenes, challenges, and celebrates student leadership for UN goals. The partnership began in 2018 and has had global impact. 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide were selected to host the 1,438 Millennium Fellows in the Class of 2020. These Fellows collectively advanced all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 10 UNAI principles. The Fellowship is expected to grow in future years.
Through their programs over a decade, MCN has convened and trained over 7,000 young leaders from 300 campuses around the world to strengthen their communities. 75% of MCN alumni now work in social impact careers in the public and private sectors – building a talent pipeline trusted by employers, funders, and graduate schools. H.E. Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, shared, “Millennium Fellows, your work matters. Thank you for taking informed action. I am delighted to see MCN and UN Academic Impact partner to support and elevate your leadership.”
Check out highlights of the Millennium Fellowship in the video below.
Millennium Fellows at the United Nations
This video spotlight features Millennium Fellows Claire Sliney, Shantel Marekera, and Jason Dietrich with MCN's Programs Director Noha Al-Khalqi.
On April 8-9, 2019, three Millennium Fellows were invited to the United Nations to participate as panel speakers at the SDG Media Zone on a conversation surrounding youth and social impact. Watch the panel discussion.