The Global Youth Sustainability & Impact Leaders (GYSIL) is a leadership program empowered by the Humanitarian Focus Foundation and The Institute of Public Policy and Diplomacy Research. The program collaborates with the UN Global Communication (UNDGC) mission to support the UN 2030 Agenda by doing advocacy work through education to build capabilities. The program brings outstanding youth leaders who are committed to solving social and development problems in their communities by taking action and creating an impact.


During the 6-month virtual program, 20 leaders from 20 countries will acquire the knowledge and skills to advance their work and impact.


Through the GYSIL, beneficiaries will have access to experienced development professionals, connect to global opportunities, build their networks, and, ultimately, accelerate their careers.

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Program Requirements

  • Attend monthly mentorship calls training.
  • Participate in virtual or personal meetings at the UN mandatory.
  • Provide monthly updates on your community project.
  • Complete a policy & human rights research on a topic of your choice.
  • Upon completing the program and completing all the assignments, we will compile and publish all beneficiary research as a book*. Congrats! You will be a published author.


Sustainable Development Study 

Diplomatic Protocol

Human Rights implementation certificate

Women, Peace & Security certificate

Basic Policy writing course

Business Development Certificate

Storytelling training

Participation on High-Level meetings onsite or virtual

Anthology a book*

Certificate as a certified Sustainable development Diplomacy officer*

Certificate as Certified Sustainable Leader


 18 – 32 years

Resident in the country you are applying to represent

Have launched or conceived a community project

Have no political involvement: neither employed by the government nor running for political office

Internet access Mandatory

Must speak and write English



One-page resume

Letter of recommendation

Personal Statement (450 words max)

Community Project Proposal: Tell us about your project and its intended impact. (450 words max)

Final registration date: March 15th

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