Our Programmes

One Young World identifies and connects young leaders from every country through our partner organisations and scholarship programmes. These young leaders join our Community as Ambassadors. One Young World contributes to their development by:


INSPIRING them to increase their social impact

BUILDING their skills and capacity

ELEVATING their profiles locally and globally


Applying this theory, we help create a generation of young leaders with integrity, who have the ability and resources to drive positive change

Photo of Indigenous presentation stage session

2023 Programme

Belfast, 2023

We welcomed over 1,952 Delegates to Belfast, with 282 Presentation and Interactive Stage speakers and 1.8 million total social media impressions over the course of the Summit. The Summit included 563 fully-funded scholarship places which were contested by over 39,232 applicants. Delegates were inspired by a diverse selection of 64 One Young World Counsellors. 


Plenaries covered issues relating to peace and reconciliation, climate emergency, food crisis, education, and mental health.


98.5% of Delegates reported making promising connections at the Summit


97.9% of Delegates reported that the Summit broadened their understanding of pressing global issues


94% of Delegates reported that the Summit gave them ideas for new solutions to sustainability issues


95% of Delegates reported that the Summit assisted their professional development


Lead2030 winners 2023

2023 Programme


Our flagship funding mechanism directs finance and mentorship to SDG solutions created by founders under 30.


This year, 10 prize winners from 10 countries received a combined total of $525,000


Since launching in 2019, Lead2030 has provided $2,600,000 to 50 young leaders in 23 countries.


The chosen Challenge Winners are inspired by their experiences at the Summit, have their capacity built by funding and mentorship from respective Challenge Partners, and elevated by the recognition and association with global companies.

Professor Muhammad Yunus

2023 Programme

One Young World Academy

Powered by Pearson, the world's leading learning company, the One Young World Academy empowers learners through hands-on project-based learning to formulate and deliver their own practical solutions to ESG challenges. On completion of the course, learners gain accreditation which is transferable and globally respected.


Six world-leading experts delivering content across three key global challenges.


Courses include: Reduce Carbon Emissions; Play a Positive Role in Conflict and Peacebuilding; Work for a More Equal World and Workplace

photo of Salisu's project

2023 Programme

Action Accelerator

The Action Accelerator was created by four young leaders who, upon meeting at the One Young World Summit Bogotá, 2017, quickly identified an opportunity to help fellow young leaders move from inspiration to action across the UN Global Goals.


With support from Ambassador PJ Mistry, founder of the Action Accelerator, the global programme concluded in 2023 with a pitch day for participants, who successfully implemented learnings from the programme and presented their work to a panel of experts.


The 2024 edition of the programme was opened to all Delegates from the One Young World Summit Belfast, 2023, and was expanded to include online peer-led Action Sessions.

Ambassadors at COP28

2023 Programme

And Much More

The above programmes are only a snapshot of our offerings to the One Young World Community in 2022. We ran 140 different regional events that were attended by 7,350 people, finding inspiration to tackle the Global Goals agenda and connecting to their peers.


Over 55 Ambassadors participated in our COP programming, an 80% increase over COP27, while our Ambassadors also attended events like Anthropy, and were nominated for exclusive opportunities such as the Re.Generation programme, run by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, and the Fundacion Princesa de Girona annual awards.


One Young World also featured and promoted our Ambassadors in over 260 social media posts.



Explore a selection of the projects supported by One Young World