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"Young people have a collective responsibility to drive humanity towards progress." - Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

We are proud to launch the second round of challenges for Lead2030- the world’s biggest prize fund for young leaders working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

OYW, Chartered Accountants Worldwide & City of London launch business & finance task force

Tuesday night (2 April) saw the launch of Finance & Business 2030, a key sustainability programme bringing leaders in the city together to drive action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Finance professionals from various sectors came together to develop a plan of action for the community focused on how best to achieve the SDGs by 2030. The event was hosted by One Young World, Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the City of London Corporation. 


The global search is on: Lead2030 Challenges are live! Apply now

Launched at the One Young World 2018 Summit Closing Ceremony in The Hague, Netherlands, applications for Lead2030 are officially live!

Over the course of the OYW 2018 Summit, businesses supporting Lead2030 championed the initiative in their respective keynote speeches. UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake also expressed support for the programme in her address to delegates.

Daily Roundup: top moments from #OYW2018, Day 2

Day two of the One Young World Summit kicked off today with inspiring sessions on human rights issues, ranging from the refugee crisis to standing against sexual violence. Check out the  top 10 moments from today’s discussions.

1. Bob Geldof challenges delegates to create a new world

To help solve issues impacting today’s world around the environment, human rights, health, poverty and politics, the next generation must take action, urged Bob Geldof.

Dubai Expo awards 2 OYW Ambassadors with top prizes

The idea of signing a legal contract with planet earth and the other species that reside on it probably doesn’t feature in the curriculum of any contemporary business school.

But the concept has helped One Young World Ambassador Tariq Al-Olaimy to win a major financial grant at Dubai’s Expo Live, where he was rewarded for his vision in encouraging companies and governments to treat nature as a stakeholder and active partner in development projects.