Public leaders of the future will be called upon to respond to ever-more complex and systemic global challenges in ways that are creative, courageous and connected. Our goal is to develop young leaders capable of rising to meet those challenges by communicating and collaborating across cultures as well as thinking across traditional disciplines.
Our mission going forward is to equip the next generation with the skills, knowledge and tools necessary to take the lead in solving global challenges. Building on ten years of success delivering the Sauvé Scholars Program , the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program invests in the next generation of public leadership to help solve global challenges.
This intensive, in-house, intercultural and international program is based at Sauvé House in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Every program brings together a group of young leaders from Canada and around the world to live and work together and to share their personal passion for addressing a particular globally significant challenge. Participants bring to the program their own expertise and perspectives, shaped by their experiences working to address this issue in their respective contexts, communities and countries.
The Program invests in the capacity of these young leaders to effect positive change by cultivating in them the skills required to work across cultures, countries, disciplines and sectors in the public sphere. It does this by:
- Inviting young leaders to rethink a key global issue from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives
- Inciting them to innovate through joint action
- Investing in their public leadership skills with professional and personal development programming
- Incubating their ideas by providing time and space for compelling individual initiatives to take root
The 2015-2017 Program Fellows will collectively take up the challenge of Public Leadership for Culturally Diverse Societies.
By supporting inquiry and concrete action around this important issue, the program aims to stimulate participants to cultivate their leadership knowledge and skills in ways that they can later apply to effectively lead change on a wide range of issues within the public sphere.
Find out how the program works and how to apply.
A global initiative to empower young entrepreneurs for positive change
The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an exciting new opportunity to develop your innovative ideas and projects to create positive change in your community and the world. With support and feedback from peers around the world, you can turn your passion for a better world into reality.
The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international contest launched by The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO. The competition provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities.
By highlighting the best examples of youth entrepreneurship, the competition aims to empower the young generation to take the initiative in social innovation and become pioneers in building a harmonious and sustainable society. With their innovative ideas and leadership, these global citizens will tackle some of the key challenges of today and offer a model of the entrepreneurial potential that will fuel our future.
All participants will receive free training at the online Entrepreneurship Campus. This training provides methods and techniques for developing ideas into solid business models, to turn a budding idea into a fully developed concept, or to improve on an existing business model.
Everyone has the potential to become an entrepreneur.
You do not have to be born as an entrepreneur,
you do not have to work twelve hours a day,
and you do not need a patent or a lot of capital.
You do not even need detailed knowledge of business management,
legal issues, marketing, or finance.
You only have to start your company from pre-existing components or by working in a team
to complete the missing competencies, instead of building everything yourself.
It is not easy, but you can do it!
You have the power to become a successful entrepreneur!
More information on the competition official website.
Apply now – Your chance to take part in the UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Youth Conference in Japan!
Are you between 18 and 35 years old? Are you involved in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)? Do you have success stories and innovative ESD initiatives you could share? Would you like to meet and collaborate with other ESD youth leaders from around the world? Do you want to add your voice to youth-focused recommendations that will be presented at the World Conference on ESD?
Now’s your chance: send your application by 1 June 2014 to join!
More information in the UNESCO website
United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest
June 25-29, 2014.
Winners participate in a 5 day International Youth Forum in New York and present their work at the United Nations Headquarters on June 27th
Airfare, room and board provided
- Write an essay (2000 words or less) discussing the ideas of global citizenship and understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these.
- Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural and national context.
Entries must be in an official language of the United Nations that is not the entrant’s first language or primary language of instruction in his or her primary or secondary education. Students must be full-time university students, sponsored by a Faculty Member or University Representative.
Essay Submission Deadline: February 21, 2014
More information here