Empowering young leaders to change the world by 2030.
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About us


What we know

We know that young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being ignored and overlooked.

There are 1.8 billion young people in the world. Half the world is under 30 and nine in ten of these young people live in developing countries. This is the largest youth population there has been in history. Young people are often seen as the future, but we see youth as the present. The world’s biggest generation are already working to solve the world’s biggest challenges — we just give them a leg up.

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what we do

We work with young people so that they can lead in solving global challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to provide clean water, solve child marriage, or prevent a measles outbreak, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities and the world at large.

We are a US-based organization with young leaders representing almost every country on earth. We have been working to support young leaders since 2016, and our work is supported by hundreds of Ambassadors each year.


what we want

We want to see a world where positive change is led by young people. In order to do so, we must elevate their voices in decision making, provide them with the skills needed to create sustainable and disruptive business solutions, support them in building strong communities,
and allowing them to take the reins in elevating their own ideas.

In our ideal world, poverty, inequality, and climate change will no longer exist in the year 2030. Our hope is that young people will lead that change, using their innovative, passionate, and disruptive mindset to create real and sustainable impact.




Our Roots


September 2015


Our foundation

In September 2015, the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all United Nations Member States, which laid the groundwork for our founding, one year later, in 2016. The UN Agenda established 17 goals that we want to achieve by the year 2030 - the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or the SDGs. The SDGs are an urgent call to action for young leaders to work toward peace, prosperity, and equality for all.

April 2018

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Carrying the torch

Since 2016, we have worked to develop a framework that empowers young leaders to develop their own innovative solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals. On April 8th, 2018, we hosted our first UNITE 2030 Global Summit, a virtual gathering of the world’s most dedicated young leaders, who worked in teams to address issues such as poverty, inequality, and climate change. Since then, we have hosted 8 virtual global summits.

September 2020


into the future

We have become a pioneer in supporting youth-led sustainable development, and our work centers around enhancing the capacity of young people to develop and implement their own solutions to the challenges that the world faces. We have an exciting announcement coming on September 17th, 2019. Interested in being one of the first to hear our big news about the future of UNITE 2030? Register your interest below.