Welcome and thanks for your interest in the Young UN: Agents for Change initiative!

Started in 2016, the network now includes more than 1400 young professionals working across the UN system in 80+ countries. Working towards a shared vision of a UN that fully embodies the principles it stands for, we recognise the need for genuine change at the UN if we are to effectively meet the challenges of this century and are committed to play our part.

With the Climate Action Summit taking place in New York this week, Young UN initiated an Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General calling for stronger climate action in the UN system. The letter gathered signatures from nearly 2000 UN system employees in three days, demonstrating  strong support for bold climate action at the UN and our collective commitment to change. Full press statement including next steps here.

Our values

    • Transparency in what we do
    • Accountability for what we do
    • Solutions-oriented
    • Collective thinking and action using our combined strengths
    • Embrace change and creativity
    • Constant learning