About Destination2030

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Travel the World. Destination 2030 is the search for the World Merit Global Ambassador for the year 2019 - a young person passionate to inspire youth action towards the Sustainable Development Goals. It is an exciting global competition for any person between the age of 18 - 30 who cares about the world we live in and wants to make a difference in the same. Explore the world for a year while you work out solutions to solve some of its biggest issues.

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"I believe that all great things commence from within and much of the harm humanity commits against others and towards are planet stems from our disconnect with ourselves, our truth, from our collective humanity."

- Martina Buchal, World Merit Ambassador 2013

The Ambassador's Role

Visit all continents on the planet with the following agenda:
- Understand and represent a youth perspective on global issues to global institutions
- Visit and interact with key institutions working towards the SDGs & youth development
- Foster collaboration with NGOs and other organisations with World Merit
- Visit the World Merit councils
- Communicate with the wider global community through various media

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The Rewards

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

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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