Working With Governments

Global Network of First Spouses

First Ladies and Gentlemen have tremendous power to inspire young people and to become role models for the next generation. Founded by the First Lady of Colombia, the Global Network of First Spouses is a series of public-private partnerships to provide opportunities to young leaders to represent their countries at One Young World Summits. The Network also co-creates digital content with One Young World to encourage impact and educate people about the work of First Spouses.

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H.E. María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval
Future Generations Leadership Academy

Future Generations Leadership Academy, Wales

The Future Generations Leadership Academy is a partnership programme led by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe. This 10-month programme involves partners from across Wales’ public, private and third sector collaborating to support 21 young leaders. The Academy promotes cross sector collaboration by enabling existing leaders in Wales to connect with and learn from the next generation of leaders, to build a pool of young leaders in Wales who have the right skills for the future. The first Academy cohort attended One Young World 2019 London where Commissioner Howe also launched a global campaign to create more Future Generations Commissions around the world.

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The Hague Ambassadors

The One Young World The Hague Ambassadors programme, in partnership with the Municipality of The Hague, supports young leaders from The Hague who are committed to building a stronger and better community for a more resilient The Hague. Selected Ambassadors are devoted to supporting the city develop its portfolio of youth programmes, social enterprises and other work related to the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Peace Palace, The Hague
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alongside the members of the inaugural Prime Minister's Youth Council at the One Young World Summit 2016

Prime Minister of Canada’s Youth Council

Launched at the One Young World Summit in Ottawa the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, as a platform for young people to engage directly with senior government officials to ensure that the needs and perspectives of Canada’s youth are addressed at the highest levels of government. PMYC members meet both online and in person several times a year to discuss issues that matter to them as well as to their peers, their community, and their country. At in-person meetings, PMYC members provide advice to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and government officials. This often results in the Prime Minister tasking Ministers and federal departments and agencies to undertake further analysis of the issue in order to address the PMYC’s input.

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Education Authority, Northern Ireland

The Education Authority of Northern Ireland hosts an annual competition to identify the most impactful community leaders from across Northern Ireland and assemble a delegation to attend the One Young World Summit. The delegation was invited to deliver their own local conference for children and young people at the Parliament Buildings (Stormont) in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Education Authority Northern Ireland
One Young World Managing Director, Ella Robertson, addresses Lancaster House


One Young World partners with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office to provide young leaders with opportunities to engage with policy makers and play a part in the strategy for Global Britain. The FCDO has hosted delegations of One Young World Ambassadors at the NATO Summit, International Women’s Day Celebrations and the Europe Future Leaders Reception – One Young World also delivered the closing keynotes and workshops of the Europe Future Leaders Programme. The FCDO organised a reception for One Young World delegates at One Young World 2019 London at Lancaster House hosted by the Minister for Asia and the Pacific. The Chevening Scholarship Scheme is a nominating supporter for One Young World Scholarships.

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