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.

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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.

Merit360 Scholarship
Join other young change-makers at our prestigious Merit360 program in the UK and create actionable projects towards the SDG you feel passionate about.

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Every top performer will get an invitation to the World Merit Impact Week to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York - the most important gathering of the World Merit community to celebrate the impact created globally by World Merit members and partners around the world, and to plan and launch initiatives for the coming year.
Impact Week in New York
Storytelling Equipment
Take your storytelling to the next level with high-end cameras and let the world know about everything you do to achieve the SDGs. Capture moments, create content and ultimately create change.

- Cameras
- Laptops
- Lighting
A lucky few will get to meet global role-models who are championing the issues of our world. Win an opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation and learn more about impacting the world and achieving the SDGs.
Meet World Leaders
How to get involved?
Below are the five steps that you need to take in order to get involved with our Destination2030 campaign.

The Experience

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.

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“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