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One Young World
Global Summit 2024

September 18~21, 2024

Montréal, Canada

2019 Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall
2018 Opening Ceremony at The Peace Palace

WHAT is One Young World?

At the heart of every global threat is a failure of leadership. Today’s young generation is the most informed, most connected generation in human history. One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.

The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries 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 4 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 One Young World Community through the Global Consultation Process, ensuring maximum relevance to the issues affecting young people. In addition to listening to keynote speakers, Delegates have the opportunity to challenge, interact with and be mentored by world leaders.

WHO are we looking for?

Young leaders are selected to attend the Summit via competitive selection processes, based on proven leadership ability and impact. Building a diverse international community is One Young World’s priority with a wide range of scholarship schemes available. Every year, 50,000+ applications are received by One Young World.

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 a difference, accessing the global network of 15,200+ young leaders to accelerate existing initiatives or establish new ventures. Between Summits, the One Young World Community participate in an ongoing program of opportunities including caucuses, funding, peer-to-peer mentoring, media exposure, and speaking engagements.

2016 OYW Ambassador, Ms. Naomi Iwazawa
  • 18 ~ 32 years old

  • High Potential, High Performer

  • Japanese Citizen or Resident

    (any nationality)

  • IELTS 6.5+, TOEIC 780+

    (or equivalent)

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Our Global Impact Continues To Grow!

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Countries represented at the One Young World Global Summits

Our Amazing Partners

20+ delegates:

Full list of OYWJ partners here.


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