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 KIMBERLEY MERLE BATES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Griffith University | Queensland, Australia | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 8

" Now more than ever do we need to empower young people to take more ambitious actions that work toward a more sustainable and inclusive future. Yet understandably, the youth of today feel uncertain for the future, making it challenging to rise above the many issues facing our world. That is why an opportunity to be part of the Millennium Fellowship is incredibly important as it allows young people to continue to deliver positive social impact and the opportunity to grow as leaders. I am dedicated to mentoring and empowering young people in recognising their own potential to make a meaningful difference. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Power of Youth

The Power of Youth project brings 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. The team believes 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 they 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

Kimberley Bates from Griffith University, is a Communications Specialist with Humanitarian Affairs Asia where she received the Global Youth Icon award at the UNCC in Bangkok. She is an Ambassador for Peace under UN SDG #16 from her involvement in the Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders. An alumni of Australia's New Colombo Plan Scholarship and recipient of the 2020 Jack Cranstoun Scholarship by the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Dispute Resolution Centre, Kimberley has travelled to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Thailand to undertake research in topics including: mental health, domestic violence and cyber security.

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