ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JACOB MICHAEL BRESLIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Griffith University | Queensland, Australia | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 8
" I am incredibly excited to be a Millennium Fellow as it provides me with a global platform to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals that are all looking to drive action and create change for a better world. I am thrilled to be part of such a powerful group of people who, through diversity, ambition and creativity, will help to progress the Sustainable Development Goals and make lasting impacts on the wellbeing of communities worldwide. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Power of Youth
As advocates for Peace and Global Youth Empowerment, the Power of Youth project connects young people together through the concept of positive alternative narrative.The project involves a compilation of stories that showcase the transformational journeys of young people, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. We believe that a powerful tool in the promotion of peace is story telling. It is a misconception that young people have yet to experience adversity and through this project we have found that young people possess a passion for peace advocacy. Additionally, the project supports the United Nations Academic Impact Principle #8: Peace and Conflict Resolution.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jacob Breslin is a final-year Bachelor of Environmental Science student at Griffith University, majoring in Environmental Management and Urban Environments. Jacob is passionate about working towards pragmatic solutions to climate change, and believes this is best achieved through servant leadership. Jacob has striven towards such principles through his positions as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Pacific Research Assistant with Amnesty International, and as Chief Operations Officer of Griffith Enactus. Jacob is also concurrently working as an undergraduate Environmental Officer with the Queensland Government within its Department of Transport and Main Roads.