We recognized the work of young leaders who are breaking new grounds in the movement for sustainable development. Outstanding Youth Delegates were selected from hundreds of Delegates from different countries around the world who attended previous Youth Assemblies.

Meet the Outstanding Youth Delegates

Criteria for Outstanding Youth Delegate:

Characteristics and Skills

  • Global perspective
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment towards global development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Charisma and exceptional public speaking skills
  • Great self-awareness and desire for self-improvement and learning
  • Integrity and a good reputation within and outside his/her community


  • Excellent leadership capabilities with proven experience of playing an active role in social action and/or sustainable development solutions
  • Unparalleled experience working with various sectors or organizations towards serving and improving his/her community, as well as promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


  • Unique contributions to his/her community
  • Proven track record of exceptional achievements related to youth engagement, social action and/or sustainable development solutions
  • Remarkable potential in contributing to the success of global development and the Sustainable Development Goals

Each of the winners received the following opportunities:

  • Unique opportunity to speak at the Closing Ceremony regarding their commitment to global development and the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Prominent feature on The Youth Assembly website and various social media platforms
  • Invitations to exclusive events during the conference