About the Community

The One Young World Ambassador Community is the most impactful network for young leaders.

17 K+


190 +

countries represented

35 . 8 M+

people directly impacted by Ambassadors since 2010

About the 17,000+ Ambassadors

The Community of young leaders are:

  • Business leaders  
  • Politicians, government & policy officials  
  • Recognised entrepreneurs  
  • Activists & human rights advocates

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One Young World Ambassador Benefits

  • Access to exclusive programmes 
  • High-level speaking engagements
  • Mentorship
  • Curated events
  • Media opportunities
  • Impact measurement
  • Year-round support from a dedicated Community Team

Ambassadors have lifetime membership of the One Young World Community. Once an Ambassador, always an Ambassador.

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One Young World created a Community around me that has enabled me to go further than I’d ever imagined.

Wandile Mthiyane, South Africa


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What it means to be a One Young World Ambassador

I am grateful to be a part of One Young World’s supportive and lively Community of young leaders who transform the world for the better.

Cecily Liu, China

How to access Community benefits


Connect with One Young World HQ

Based in London, the Community Team works year-round to support the 17,000+ Ambassadors globally. They are your gateway to all benefits and opportunities. 

Ambassadors maximise their membership of the Community by keeping in close contact with the Team.

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Meet your regional Coordinator

The OYW HQ team are supported by 31 volunteer leaders globally to maintain momentum and engagement in between Summits.

Wherever you are in the world, there is a Coordinating Ambassador in place to organise local events, track your impact, and facilitate opportunities in your region.

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For every US $1 invested, One Young World Ambassadors deliver US $16 of social value.

How to join the Community

1. Secure a One Young World Summit Delegate place

Delegates are chosen to attend based on their proven leadership and impact in their respective field.

Delegates attend the Summit via a partner organisation, Award, scholarship, or independently.

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2. Attend a One Young World Summit

Participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking and workshops.

Delegates make lasting connections throughout the Summit, celebrating their participation at social events and the unforgettable Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

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3. Gain Ambassador status

Delegates 'graduate' from the Summit as One Young World Ambassadors, and return home with the means to make a difference, with access to the global network of 13,700+ young leaders, and with motivation to accelerate existing initiatives or establish new ventures.

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Places to attend the annual Summit are highly sought after. In 2019 alone, One Young World received 45,000+ applications for scholarship places, with an acceptance rate lower than 1%.

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