• Fully Funded

Are you a passionate citizen, aged 18 to 35, who believes your actions can support your local community and that every small positive action can make the world a better place? Then you are welcome to apply for their 2024 Program.

Do you want to be part of a global community of UPG Sustainability Leaders?
Do you want to get FREE training and the chance to spend an immersive 1-week experience in the USA (all costs covered)?

If your answer is YES, (or you know someone who would say yes!), then apply today to be part of the next class of the UPG Sustainability Leadership Program.

Applications are open for the UPG Sustainability Leadership Class of 2023. UPG Sustainability Leadership is a movement that mobilizes individuals and organizations to support positive citizen leadership on sustainability.

It is a movement that encourages and enables citizens at all levels to take positive action. A movement inspired by the UPG’s commitment to do what they can with what they have, rather than wait for someone else to act. It is a movement that embodies the notion that everyone can do something to make the world more sustainable.

UPG believes that sustainability includes BOTH the usual “green” issues such as planting trees, recycling waste, managing energy, and protecting the oceans AND other issues that have been central to our societies for a long time such as education, health, jobs, gender equality, sustainable consumption, sustainable production and more. For those who are familiar with it, UPG uses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  as a guide.

The flagship activity is the #UPGSustainability Leadership training program for 500+ young adults from across the globe every year.

Evaluation Guidance: The evaluation is done by reviewing the following four sections of your application:
A. Profile – who are you? This helps them to strive for diversity.
B. Motivation – why do you want to be a UPG Sustainability Leader?
C. Capability – how capable are you to do what you want to do?
D. Potential for Impact – what is the potential of your early ideas?


Online, United States


  1. Participation in UPG Sustainability Leadership is FREE for selected participants. All 500 participants will receive online training free of charge and all will be certified as UPG Sustainability Leaders after completion of the course.
  2. Participants selected for the 1-week immersive excursion will have the costs of the program covered – training material, accommodation, subsistence, local transportation, and international flights (a round trip flight from the participant’s hometown to the US).


  • people who are passionate in a specific area (e.g. jobs or education or oceans), there is no need to be passionate in all areas.
  • people who have already taken action related to sustainability AND people who have NEVER taken action
  • people from all world regions
  • people aged 18 to 35 between 1 March and 31 July 2024
  • people of different levels of education
  •  people who have a strong motivation to be UPG Sustainability Leaders
  • people who are willing and able to take action on sustainability
  • people who believe in UPG’s mission to empower people to make the world a better place through positive action.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Applications must be completed online; applications that are mailed, faxed, or emailed to UPG will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2023

Application ClosedOfficial link

For Further Queries

Office Chemin de Balexert 7- 9 CH – 1219 Châtelaine/ Geneva Switzerland https://www.linkedin.com/company/unitedpeopleglobal/
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