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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. 



Salisbury University | Maryland, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 8


" I am excited to continue serving as an agent of change within both my local community and across the world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: SDG Southern Region Best Practices

Established in December 2019, the United Nations Regional Center of Expertise in Salisbury (RCE Salisbury), was created under the auspices of the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution. Acknowledged by UNESCO and United Nations University, RCE Salisbury was created to further the mission and goals of the United Nations with regard to three specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tasked with researching and promoting the UN's global efforts relating to the SDGs of Quality Education, Climate Action, and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, RCE Salisbury is uniquely positioned to further academic research in these fields given its unique geographic topography being located on the Delmarva Peninsula and its proximity to Washington D.C. and the United Nations Headquarters in New York .

Focused on collaborative capacity building by working in partnership with Salisbury University's newly founded United Nations Association (UNA) chapter and the University's inaugural class of United Nations Millennium Fellows, Salisbury RCE will be well positioned to accomplish groundbreaking research in furtherance of UN missions and goals. Drawing from the expertise and ongoing research at the Bosserman Center's newly founded UN RCE, the University's UNA Chapter, and SU's Model UN club, Salisbury University is poised to effectuate meaningful change in the areas surrounding the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In order to ensure that these allied entities are acting in concert to promote the mission and goals if the United Nations, it is necessary to identify best practices employed by other United Nations Association chapters throughout the region. The intent of this project will be to conduct a comparative analysis of work accomplished by UNA chapters located within the thirteen states and the District of Columbia, which comprise the UNA's Southern Region.
Following the conclusion of this study, RCE Salisbury will endeavor to reinforce our research and outreach capacities by partnering with UNA Salisbury to both inspire future academic research and to help shape collaborative outreach efforts through which our UNA leaders, RCE Fellows, and Millennium Fellows will partner to further the mandate of the United Nations and help Salisbury University faculty, students, and staff get involved with the UN SDGs and research taking place at the Bosserman Center and on the campus of Salisbury University.

Methods. This project will help to foster educational opportunities for capacity building both within Salisbury and across the Southern United States.

About the Millennium Fellow

A rising Senior at Salisbury University, Nathaniel Sansom is a double major studying Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution and Political Science. In addition to serving as a Millennium Fellow, Nate is also an undergraduate research fellow with Salisbury’s UN RCE location and serves as the Southern Region Campus Fellow for UNA-USA. Prior to returning back to campus in February 2020, he was overseas working as an intern at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris as Salisbury University’s 2019 Bosserman – UNESCO Fellow. Following his work in France, Nate studied in Poland as a Boren Awards Scholar learning Polish. Nate is proud to serve as the City of Salisbury’s Sister City Liaison, in which capacity he has represented the Mayor’s Office abroad in Tartu, Estonia and facilitated the signing of the City’s Memorandum of Understanding with Salinas, Ecuador. On campus, he has a passion for community engagement and enjoys serving on several local boards including service as the Chair of a local Party Central Committee. Representing students across the University System of Maryland, Nate is honored to serve as the USM's voting Student Regent. At home he enjoys spending time with his family and tending to animals on his small goat farm.

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