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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CHINAZA ASIEGBU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Harvard University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 4
" By using words as a weapon to stand up for what I believe in, I have seen the powerful impact that civil discourse and written policy can have on lives, communities, and legislation. Being a Millennium Fellow extends far beyond myself. It promotes a unity that strengthens our individual goals and the global vision of progress as a whole. I am honored, inspired, and humbled by your talent, energy, and innovation. Despite the grim hinderances to social change we see, this global community of young change-makers restores my faith in humanity and hope in the inevitability of a better world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Establishing Harvard Chapter of UNA-USA
It is my hope that the lives impacted by the establishment of a UNA-USA chapter at Harvard will extend far beyond our own collegiate membership. With the work this organization does in the community with global implications, 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. Through the installment of this new chapter, I hope to instill within students the interests and values that the United Nations stands for, those that work to institutionally advance the world. By creating a union of students that are taught to navigate the structures of the UN, my project empowers the voice of students that will fight to defend and improve the important work of the United Nations. I aspire to enable Harvard students in advocating for justice and joining the UNA-USA community in order to stand with refugees, demanding equality for women, protect LGBTI rights, combat climate change, work for peace, and other important topics. It is vital for young adults, especially in an academic setting as stimulating and vibrant as Harvard, to have access to United Nations resources that affirm their agency and potential contributions in the human rights sector. Hopefully, in creating a UNA-USA chapter, we can create a space for aspiring college leaders in non-profit and public interest fields to discuss their initiatives and utilize unique platforms such as technology, private sector enterprise, and art and design.
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 cofounder 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.