United People Global (UPG) Sustainability Leadership Program 2021 (Fully-Funded to the USA)

United People Global (UPG) Sustainability Leadership Program 2021 (Fully-Funded to the USA)

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Applications are open for the United People Global (UPG) Sustainability Leadership Program 2021. The UPG Sustainability Leadership Program mobilizes people and organizations to support #PositiveCitizenLeadership on sustainability. They bring together people who are committed to impact by taking positive actions.

In 2021, UPG will be training online and certifying 500 young leaders from around the world and will take 60 of them for a complementary and immersive 1 week experience on an island in the USA, The program will be held in Rockland, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership.

The United People Global (UPG) is a community that encourages and enables people to participate in making the world a better place. This is achieved in various ways and especially by contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UPG works to raise awareness, strengthen belief, facilitate collaboration and foster community.


  • Participants will have the costs of the program covered – Training material, accommodation, subsistence, local transportation, international flights (a round trip flight from participant’s hometown to the US);
  • All 500 participants will receive an online training and will be certified as UPG Sustainability Leaders after completion of the course.
  • Visas are not included in the costs of the program, and selected applicants are entirely responsible for covering these expenses. UPG will send visa application letters to assist with the process (if necessary).


  • Candidates must be 18-35 years of age;
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, capable of overcoming major challenges and able to think outside the box;
  • Applicants from all nationalities are eligible to apply;
  • Candidates from all genders and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

The selection process considers four factors:

  • Your Profile – this helps them to strive for diversity.
  • Your Motivation – they select the most motivated.
  • Your Capabilities.
  • The Potential for Impact.


Before applying for UPGSL, they encourage you to register as a UPG Champion (either as an individual or as an organization) as they prioritize champions who are engaged in UPG. Register yourself or your organization as a Champion here.

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

Click here to apply

For more information, visit United People Global.