At the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2017, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) was pleased to gather 11 outstanding young urban leaders from different cities.

These young urban leaders are the inaugural Local Pathways Fellows, a network of young thought leaders, urban planners, researchers and innovators from over 50 cities to advance local dialogue, collaboration and problem-solving around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to make cities “smart, fair and sustainable”.

Through a 12-month training program and peer-to-peer learning, the Fellowship empowers youth to implement the SDGs in their cities.


See the young urban leaders’ visions of their cities in 2030 -


Get involved

Applications for the 2nd cohort of Local Pathways Fellows has opened! The Fellowship will provide young people globally with the tools, resources and a platform to champion local pathways to sustainable development. If you are aged 18 to 30, are passionate about sustainable development and urban solutions, apply to be a Local Pathways Fellow with SDSN Youth.

Please note that this is a remote, unpaid position. More information regarding the Fellowship and the application can be found here. Applications close on April 30, 2018.