One Young World Peace Ambassadors

Hyppolite Ntigurirwa reacting to the audience's applause at One Young World 2017





The One Young World Peace Ambassador programme, in partnership with the European Commission, supports young people working to prevent and counter violent extremism (P/CVE) in their communities. Since 2017, the European Commission has supported 200 young people in developing countries who are active in P/CVE and peace building initiatives.

With the overall objective of empowering young leaders in developing countries to contribute to preventing and countering violent extremism and build peace in their communities, One Young World and the European Commission has brought together a fourth cohort of fifty One Young World Peace Ambassadors. The 2021 cohort comprises of young leaders who have an excellent track record of promoting peace building, conflict resolution, and community building in their countries. Despite the health, social and economic challenges posed by the global Coronavirus pandemic, these Peace Ambassadors have used their lived experience and expertise to create meaningful change.

Together with One Young World we want to empower young people to successfully participate in [peaceful futures].

European Commission

2021 Peace Ambassadors



2019 Peace Ambassadors

2018 Peace Ambassadors

2017 Peace Ambassadors