Young Leadership Alliance
Around the world, charities and NGOs are empowering young people and supporting youth. The Young Leadership Alliance convenes these organisations prior to the One Young World Summit and is a unique opportunity in the calendar for youth-oriented organisations to network, exchange best practice and explore opportunities to collaborate. To acknowledge the incredible work achieved by colleagues in other youth organisations, One Young World invites representatives from all the organisations to experience the One Young World Summit and contribute to the community.
The greatest threat to progress is a lack of effective leadership in our world. To address the challenges confronting us globally, the Obama Foundation partnered with One Young World to curate a series of conversations with those who have led inclusive action and meaningful impact. The Leadership Lessons series included three episodes: People, Planet and Profit Post-COVID-19; Pursuing a Career in Foreign Policy, and SDG Implementation in the New Normal.
International Olympic Comittee
One Young World and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have collaborated on a number of internal and external programmes since 2016. Every year, the IOC supports young leaders part of its Young Leaders Programme to participate in the annual Summit, recognising their contribution to making sport more inclusive and accessible, and using sport as an impactful mechanism for building stronger, peaceful societies. the newly designed programme will see 25 incredible change makers imagine, design and realise their own sustainable sport-based social business.
Year on year, the British Council have run a scholarship programme to send members of their Active Citizens programme to the annual Summit, sourcing applications from young leaders across the world. One Young World has also driven visibility and engagement for various British Council programmes, including #IdeasChangeLives, a funding competition to support digital solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In June 2019, British Council hosted the One Young World London Caucus, which addressed the prospects of young people post-Brexit, gender equality's progressions and setbacks, and the effectiveness of the SDGs.
#HelpingNotHelping is a Lumos campaign that aims to dispel the myth that orphanages are helping children and stop them from being tourist destinations. Vast numbers of volunteers, tourists and backpackers visit residential children’s institutions every year, creating a multi-million-dollar tourism industry that leaves children at risk of all forms of abuse and drives ‘orphanage trafficking’. Launched at One Young World, the #HelpingNotHelping campaign will be delivered by Lumos, the NGO working to end the institutionalisation of children worldwide. One Young World worked with Lumos throughout the movement, including successfully campaigning for the British Government to change its official guidance on volunteering in orphanages.
One Young World partners with the Amnesty International Global Youth Collective, a team of Amnesty International youth leaders (under 25 years old) and Amnesty staff with a youth brief from across the global movement who are champions for youth engagement and participation. One Young World has hosted the two most recent Secretaries General of Amnesty International as One Young World Counsellors and Amnesty has coordinated workshops for One Young World Ambassadors helping them enhance their skills in human rights campaigning. One Young World and Amnesty International have worked together on several campaigns – most prominent the on-going campaign to Free Loujain Al-Hathloul, a One Young World Ambassador who has been unjustly imprisoned in Saudi Arabia.
Queen's Commonwealth Trust
One Young World partnered with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to provide a scholarship to a young leader from every Commonwealth nation to attend One Young World 2019 London. The scheme provided a unique opportunity to connect young leaders driving positive social impact across the Commonwealth. A group of ten One Young World delegates were invited to Windsor Castle to meet with the QCT President and Vice-President, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to discuss their work on gender equality.
As the first international organisation to officially recognise the flag of the refugee nation, One Young World takes seriously its commitment to the 80 million+ refugees represented by this flag. Every year we work closely with representatives of the Refugee Nation including the Refugee Olympic Team and UNHCR, to provide visibility and support for displaced and stateless people.
In 2019, the Wellcome Trust partnered with One Young World to empower young leaders to take on the world’s biggest health challenges. They hosted two workshops to enable young leaders to discover the threat superbugs pose to our future, and also gain a better understanding of the relationship between the climate crisis and health. The Wellcome Trust also staged a panel discussing the impact of the climate crisis on young people’s mental health and the net zero carbon emissions solutions that can also improve our mental health. The partnership enables young scientists to join the One Young World delegation, ensuring a vital demographic is represented.