One Young World - The Community

A project by One Young World

One Young World convenes the brightest young talent from 190+ countries and every sector in society to work on and accelerate action for the SDG’s!
One Young World convenes the brightest young talent from 190+ countries and every sector to work on and accelerate action for the SDG’s. Delegates are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, amongst many other global figures. Delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking and workshops. All Delegates have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with world leaders with the world’s media in attendance. The agenda is shaped by The Community through the Global Consultation Process, ensuring maximum relevance to the issues affecting young people. As well as listening to keynote speakers, Delegates have the opportunity to challenge, interact and be mentored by world leaders. At the end of the Summit, Delegates become One Young World Ambassadors. They return to their communities and organisations with the means and motivation to make an impact on the SDGs, accessing the global network of 10,000+ young leaders to accelerate existing initiatives or establish new ventures.

Between Summits, One Young World – The Community participates in an ongoing programme of opportunities including regional meetings, funding, peer-to-peer mentoring, media exposure, and speaking engagements to make meaningful action for the SDG’s. One of these programmes is Lead2030. This is the first coalition of global business working together to support youth-led innovation for the SDG’s. In its first year, Lead2030 will provide $500,000 to the most impactful youth-led initiatives, businesses or movements that are making a tangible impact on a selected Sustainable Development Goal. Funding is equally divided across 10 SDG Challenges, each of which is supported by a Lead2030 Challenge Partner. In addition to funding, each Challenge Winner will be connected with a team of expert mentors from the supporting business and its partners.

About the Organization /Team

One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. We are a UK-based non-profit that brings together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. We stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors. At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.
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