What is Destination2030?
It is an exciting global competition for any person between the ages of 18 - 30 who cares about the world we live in and wants to make a difference. It is our search for the World Merit Global Ambassador who will travel the world throughout 2019 and meet hundreds of young people and organizations across continents. Destination2030 is your chance to explore the world for a year while you work out solutions to solve some of its biggest issues.
What does the Ambassador do?
The ultimate winner of Destination2030 will be appointed as the World Merit Global Ambassador for 2019. The year will kick off with training and induction at the World Merit Headquarters in Liverpool, United Kingdom, before the Ambassador sets off to perform the following exciting roles and responsibilities:
What else is in store?
Not everyone can become the global ambassador, but in addition to a good number of you making the final in Saudi Arabia and Portugal, a large group of active citizens will be awarded individual prizes for doing well in challenges along with being invited to the United Nations in New York.
We call it the World’s Greatest Competition for a reason. The competition is designed to be fun and exciting while you take action and spread awareness about the SDGs in your community. By taking part, you become a key member of the global World Merit community and get to interact with thousands of like-minded individuals who have the same drive of making a difference to the world as you do. Every participant has an equal shot at becoming the World Merit Global Ambassador. No lottery, no random selection. Pure Merit.
“The biggest take away from it all was the thread I saw woven through all the people I met, in
every location along the way. Everywhere I went there were good-hearted people making positive
changes to make the world a better place. In the end, it didn't matter if I were in the Kibera slum of
Nairobi, or speaking at the Summit of the Americas alongside world leaders; I found an authentic
will to do good sprinkled all over the world, and it inspires me to this day."
- Martina Buchal, World Merit Ambassador 2013