ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because of all the opportunities it will afford me to create positive change. I can't wait to work alongside those who are passionate about achieving similar goals.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Establishing the Founding Chapter of UNA-USA at Harvard University
It is my hope that the lives impacted by the establishment of a UNA-USA chapter at Harvard will extend far beyond our membership. With this civic-minded work, we hope to both spread awareness of human rights issues and work towards ameliorating humanitarian crises that compel the Harvard community to act through our programming events. By installing this new chapter, this chapter will reflect the values of the United Nations. My project builds a union of students that will learn to navigate the UN. It will empower the voice of students that will fight to defend justice and connect Harvard with the UNA-USA community. It is vital for young, inspired academics to have access to UN resources that affirm their agency and contributions to human rights. Hopefully, we can create a space for aspiring college leaders in non-profit and public interest fields to discuss their initiatives and utilize their unique platforms.
About the Millennium Fellow
Chinaza Asiegbu is a sophomore at Harvard University from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. She plans on concentrating in History with a secondary in African Studies and a citation in French. On campus, she is the treasurer of the Association of Black Harvard Women and an assistant Bible course leader for Harvard College Faith & Action. In addition, she works as an Undergraduate Research Partner for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is the co-founder of the UNA-USA Harvard Chapter. This past summer, she worked in the chambers of The Honorable Mark Wolf for his NGO, Integrity Initiatives International, where she contributed to launching a campaign to create an International Anti-Corruption Court, mobilizing young people, and advocating for human rights.