ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ABHYUDAY JAISWAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University | Lucknow, India | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" The exposure to different cultures and exchange of ideas and commitments is an essential benefit of being a Millennium Fellow. It is through the medium of this fellowship; I will engage with innovations and ideas of different countries which otherwise would’ve been inaccessible to me. I hope to apply those learnings to my own pursuit of creating more social impact through alignment with UNAI principles and SDGs. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainability and Human Rights: Looking Beyond Environmental and Climate Change Laws

Being passionate about the environment and sustainable development goals, we realized that the current state of environmental and climate change laws is not sufficient to help reverse climate change. A different approach with an interconnection of sustainability and commercial and economic laws is needed and reimagining ways in which States and corporate can be held liable for environmental damage and human rights violations. The project encompassed 3 sub-themes: Sustainability and Environmental Laws, Sustainability and Trade, and Commerce and Sustainability and Human Rights. Keeping this in mind, we initiated our first project on sustainability and commercial law in Africa which drew collaborations from the African Network of Young Leaders. The project got the opportunity for presentation as a partner event at the UN Youth Environment Assembly 2021. The project is also selected for presentation with the Italian Ministry’s project, All4Climate. We intend to organize a similar project, this time focussing on Small Island Developing States, focussing on Maldives, Singapore, Mauritius, and Kiribati including symposia or conferences on these sub-themes every month for students, scholars, academicians, and professionals. We have prepared a detailed report for each theme and will now issue it as a free MOOC available for all.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abhyuday Jaiswal is law student at Dr. Ram Manohar National Law University, Lucknow. He is currently a resident of New Delhi. He is a very determined student who has been engaged in various social and legal aid programmes as part of personal and institutional initiatives. He has a keen interest in sustainable entrepreneurship. He loves to keep track of various innovations in the sector and engages in analysis of their business models. In his capacity as a law student, Abhyuday regularly researches on environmental legal frameworks around the world and how sustainable businesses who aim to reduce negative environmental and social impact can be incentivised and regulated. He wishes to pursue a career in fintech and increase the reach of the SDGs in that sector as well.