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 ANIMEKH PANDEY, 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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" I have always believed in the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam which believes that the entire world is but a single family or a global village and therefore without effective ideas and changes coming from all members of the family, any substantial change is not possible. I believe that Millennium Fellowship would give me this opportunity to not just put forward my ideas on a global stage but also gain and imbibe the ideas that I receive from this global platform. "

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

Animekh Pandey is a young and promising law student at Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. He was born and brought up in Lucknow. Animekh has always been a staunch advocate of social justice, climate change, women's rights and the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. This has provided him with the energy to draw from the experiences across the global spectrum and highlight them in his social actions. Animekh aspires to be in the policy-making profession so as to further his desires for global sustainable growth.