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 HARSHITA SHARMA, 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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" There may be gaps in the existing information and as a law student, I seek to ask exactly the right questions and refer its solutions. Besides this, being a conscientious person, I analyse every point of view critically as every juncture needs its roots of reasons and occurrence to be analysed. Millennium Fellowship will provide me a platform to make a social impact with utmost diversity upholding principles of SDG and UNAI. Being a Millennium Fellow, I will get an opportunity to indulge with global leaders and other team members; altogether aiding to make a global impact for an ultimate good. "

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

Harshita Sharma is a diligent law student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (INDIA). She is currently pursuing 3rd year of 5 year law course. Throughout her school years as well as current college years, she is dedicated towards humanities and social service. Her research interests include human rights and Criminal Law, which reflects from the blogs she has written thus far. She holds empathetic approach even towards the ones who commit something wrong, which eventually represents her urge for prison reforms and admiring behavioural understandings before being judgmental. Her other side includes an artistic expressions in the form of dance, painting and drama wherein she has been a part at national level competitions. In free time, she would be found watching OSHO discourses reflecting her keen interest to comprehend wordly connotations.