ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JULIETTE LEADER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Georgetown University | Washington D.C., United States | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

" Climate change is not just a global challenge, it is the global challenge. We can work on solving any number of other global issues, but if we cannot mitigate the negative effects of climate change, future generations will inevitably suffer. It is the defining problem of our generation, and that is what pushes me to work on climate solutions. Being a Millenium Fellow is an opportunity to independently develop skills to put my ideas into action, while at the same time working with other students to explore the intersectionality of global challenges. I'm excited to support and learn from the other Fellows so that we can also take more effective action on the global issues facing our generation. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Plan-It Earth

Plan-It Earth is an sustainability ideathon to be hosted now in April 2019 at Georgetown University. This will be the first edition, and we are hoping for an engagement of about 200 people, with 150 participants, 50 volunteers, and 50 mentors.

About the Millennium Fellow

Juliette Leader is a junior at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service studying Science, Technology and International Affairs with concentrations in the Environment and Development. Juliette's international upbringing - she is English-American by birth but has spent many years in Luxembourg - spurred her interest in international affairs, and in recent years she has developed a particular focus on climate action and global sustainability.

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