What is One Young World?

One Young World is the preeminent global forum for young leaders aged 18-30. The annual One Young World Summit brings together the brightest young change makers from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections and develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Previous Summit have been held in London, Zurich, Pittsburgh, Johannesburg and Dublin. You can watch the video highlights of the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin, Ireland, on our YouTube channel.

When and where is the One Young World Summit 2015?

The One Young World Summit 2015 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 18 – 21 November. The event will be the first One Young World Summit in Asia. Learn more about the 2015 Summit here.

Who is who?

  • Counsellors: World leaders who participate in each Summit to lend stature and share expertise with delegates. Counsellors include Kofi Annan, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Mary Robinson. See more Counsellors
  • Candidate: A candidate is some who has applied to attend a Summit either independently, through a partner organisation or via a scholarship. Find out how to become a candidate.
  • Delegate: A young person attending a Summit for the first time.
  • Ambassador: Someone who has attended a One Young World Summit as a delegate and has joined the international Ambassador network. All delegates become Ambassadors at the closing ceremony. Learn more about the Ambassador community.

What happens at the Summit?

At the Summit delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. They make commitments to tangible action that they will deliver in the next year. The Summits are ground-breaking events that offer decision makers a powerful insight into critical global issues and emerging trends affecting younger generations.

How is One Young World funded?

One Young World is funded through a wide range of partnerships with private companies, universities, government departments, NGOs, philanthropists and foundations. These organisations support One Young World by funding delegates to attend the annual Summit. Funds raised through delegate fees cover the cost of staging each Summit and the year round activities of One Young World. Learn more about our partnerships here.


How can I attend a One Young World Summit?

  • Attend with a partner organisation: We partner with many of the world’s leading businesses, universities and foundations that support One Young World by sponsoring delegates to attend the Summit. If you think your organisation may want to partner with us to provide delegate sponsorship for you or a colleague please contact [email protected].
  • Attend independently: You can nominate yourself to attend the Summit as an independent delegate. If your nomination is accepted the fee to attend is £2,750. You can pay this fee yourself or find an organisation or individual to sponsor you.
  • Attend on a scholarship: A range of scholarships are available to enable individuals who are not supported by partners to participate in the Summit. Visit our scholarships page to see if you are eligible for any current opportunities.

Full information on how to attend a One Young World Summit can be found here.

What is the delegate fee?

The per delegate fee for the 2015 Summit in Bangkok is £2,750 plus VAT at the applicable rate.

What is included in the fee?

The delegate fee includes accommodation for four nights, ground transport and airport transfers, meals and catering for the duration of the Summit. This also includes Summit materials, access to all sessions, Summit speaking opportunities and membership of the One Young World Ambassador community beyond the Summit. Flights and any costs incurred traveling to the host city are not included in the delegate fee.

How can I check the status of my application?

If you have nominated yourself to attend the Summit independently, applied for a scholarship or are part of a partner delegation and have any questions about the status of your application please get in touch with us at [email protected].

What is the age limit?

You must be between the age of 18 and 30 to attend a One Young World Summit as a delegate.  It is at the discretion of the One Young World team to accept applications from those who are older than the specified age, pending demonstration of personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage as a young leader. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.


Who partners with One Young World?

Since 2009 One Young World has partnered with more than 500 of the world’s leading organisations, many of which are listed by Fortune 500 or FTSE 100. Partners include AB InBev, Barclays, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Facebook, Google, Janssen, Telefonica, Unilever, Volkswagen, OFID and Westpac.

For many of these organisations, sending delegates to the annual Summit has become an integral part of their leadership development, human resources and sustainability programmes.

One Young World partnerships begin with championing a delegation to attend a Summit (per delegate fee £2,750). Delegates can be employees of partners or other impactful young people from outside the organisations.

How can my organisation partner with One Young World?

We welcome the partnership of companies, agencies, government departments, NGOs and individual philanthropists. Just as no two organisations are identical no one partnership with One Young World is the same and a wide range of packages a available to meet the aims of our supporters and provide the best possible experience for their delegates. If you are interested in learning more about how to partner with One Young World please download our 2015 Summit brochure or get in touch with a member of the partnerships team at [email protected].

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Host Cities

How are Host Cities selected?

One Young World Host Cities are culturally vibrant, youthful in spirit and forward thinking cities that are already involved with or are looking to invest in sustainable initiatives that empower young people. We select Host Cities through a competitive bid process that analyses a wide range of the qualities and capabilities of potential host cities.

How can a city apply?

Parties interested in bidding on behalf of a potential Host City must submit a formal bid. We are no longer accepting bids from cities hoping to host the 2017 and 2018 Summit. For more information please contact the Host City team at [email protected].


Who are One Young World Ambassadors?

Anyone who attends a One Young World Summit as a delegate becomes an Ambassador. All 2015 delegates will graduate as Ambassadors at the Closing Ceremony of the 2015 Summit.

In between Summits Ambassadors work on their own independent social and environmental initiatives or lend the power of the One Young World network to those already in existence. Of those in employment many return to their companies and set about creating change from within, energising their corporate environment.

There are currently more than 6,000 Ambassadors around the world, so far over 6 million people have been affected by One Young World Ambassador-led initiatives. 

Learn more about Ambassador impacts here.

How can I connect with other Ambassadors? 

Ambassadors can keep in touch and collaborate through a variety of social media channels. These include the FuzeAct - One Young World community app which is designed by Ambassadors for Ambassadors. The app is free to download on IOS and Android.

Ambassadors may also organise and attend regional meetings to stimulate collaboration at a local level. Our community team works year round to spark connections between Ambassadors who can further empower each other. If you’re an Ambassador looking to connect with another member of the community please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we will try to make an introduction.

How can I contribute to the One Young World blog?

The oneyoungworld.com and One Young World Huffington Post blog are platforms for Ambassadors to highlight their impact or contribute to thought leadership on a wide range of national and international issues. If you would like to submit a blog post please contact [email protected] with your proposal. 

How can I attend a Summit if I am an Ambassador?

Ambassadors are automatically eligible to attend each One Young World Summit for the fee of £1,700. If you are an Ambassador and would like more information on how to attend the 2015 Summit in Bangkok please get in touch with us at [email protected].


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When logged in click on the Settings link in the top right menu. You will then come to your user edit page where you can change your password, main email address and username.

What do I do if I have forgotten my password?

Click here for instructions on how to reset your password visa email. If you have forgotten which email address you used to create your account please email [email protected] for assistance. 

How can I update my profile information?

After logging in you should see your profile page. Underneath your name you will see two buttons View and Edit. Click on the Edit button to make changes to your profile. You can also click on the My Profile link in the top right menu to view your profile or make edits.

How can I delete my account?

When logged in, click on the Settings link in the top right menu. You will then come to your user edit page.  At the bottom of this page you will see the button Cancel Account. Clicking this will delete your account and all your information.


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