Meet the UN Foundation Next Generation Fellows
Claudette Salinas Leyva
Mai Sami Mohamed Ahmed
The Next Generation Fellows program was established by the United Nations Foundation to respond to the Secretary-General’s request for young people to shape the Our Common Agenda report.
Throughout 2021, the Next Generation Fellows spoke to over 600 young people worldwide. They refined our ideas through conversations with UN leaders, including the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General, and the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth.As a result, several of the Fellows’ proposals made it into the Our Common Agenda report.
The Next Generation Fellows also launched a standalone report called Our Future Agenda, setting out an ambitious vision and plan for the world’s young people and future generations and acting as a manifesto for the continuing work of the Our Future Agenda program.Building on the legacy of the 2021 cohort, a new cohort is working to deliver the vision of Our Future Agenda.
Based on their designated thematic focus, Next Generation Fellows are positioned across the global system to help shape the policy agenda, inspire bold thinking, and drive solutions and innovation at scale.