Polina Varfolomeeva, Russia

Polina Varfolomeeva, Russia
United Nations SDGs Youth Envoy in
Russia, Model United Nations of the Russian Far East

Youth Leadership in Sustainable Development
Sunday, Nov 29 at 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm CET

Think globally. Act locally.

Youth plays a key role in contributing to the progress of programmes, projects or initiatives related to sustainable development. Young people have the best understanding of the challenges, strengths and opportunities to make our world a better place for future generations.

Youth-led organisations serve as a unique mechanism to develop and implement initiatives that address issues from a youth perspective and propose innovative solutions that can significantly change the world.

When young people are meaningfully included in the elaboration and implementation of socio-economic policies and services, these initiatives can be more effective and ultimately more sustainable.

The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

Polina Varfolomeeva, was a member of the Model United Nations of the Russian Far East (MUNRFE) Vladivostok Club (2016-2020). Currently Polina is getting her master’s degree at Saint Petersburg University. Considering the significant achievements and experience, Polina was a winner of various Conferences such as 15th Annual Conference in the General Assembly in Russian, Far Eastern Model United Nations (FEMUN) 2018, and Annual Conference 2018 and received “Outstanding Delegation” awards at National Model United Nations (NMUN) 2018 in Xian (China) and NMUN 2019 in New York (USA).

Possessing the organizational abilities and effective planning, Polina was a coordinator of Earth Hour 2016-2018 and lecturer in frames of All-Russian Youth Center “OKEAN” programs (March 2016-2018). Currently Polina serves as UN SDG#1 Youth Envoy in Russia (April 2020 – present).

Except for the MUNRFE activities and MUN Conferences, Ms. Varfolomeeva was served as a guide of the delegation from Southeast Asia in 2017 and performed as a lecturer at International Summer Far Eastern Federal University-Harbin Institute of Technology School (July-August 2018 / July-August 2019) and at International Youth Cooperation Lab “Youth 2030” at the International Forum “Eurasia Global” 2020 (September 2020).

Being an organizer of the Lecture Course in frames of Eastern Economic Forum 2018 and Under-Secretary-General for Conference Management at Annual Conference 2019, Polina acquired soft skills for implementation of future projects and own self-development. Additionally, Ms. Varfolomeeva got scholarship holder of the Governor of Primorsky Territory in the autumn semester of 2018/2019 academic year for successes and active participation in regional activities.