Young Leadership Alliance

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As part of its mission to convene the world’s young leaders, One Young World hosts an annual high-level forum of other youth-focused organisations to promote learning, collaboration and partnerships which can maximise impact for the demographic which they serve: young people.

The Young Leadership Alliance (YLA) forum is designed to facilitate collaboration between youth organisations, international institutions and the private sector.



Young Leadership Alliance 2021

The YLA 2021 will take place in parallel with the 2021 Munich Summit.

The Summit will be hosted from 22 - 25 July 2021, where over 1,800 young leaders from 190+ countries will gather across the city’s well-known venues, including Olympiapark, Olympiahalle, and BMW Welt.

Registration for YLA 2021 has now closed.

Register your interest for YLA 2022 

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One Young World isn't about saying what I, each of us, individually, can do, but what we can do.

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Who attends?

Since the first YLA in 2018, over 100 organisations have been represented at the convening. 

Organisations focused on advancing and promoting the young leadership agenda are invited to apply to participate.

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Benefits of participation:

  • Access to the One Young World Summit

  • Discovering the latest and most innovative youth leadership activities

  • Networking with young leadership organisations from around the world

  • Connection with a network of leading youth organisations

  • Opportunities to collaborate with other organisations and corporate partners


Topics we’ve addressed

  • Diversifying funding

  • Building a community

  • Advocacy and championing young leaders

  • Measuring impact

  • Localising strategies

  • Corporate sector partnerships

Previous hosts

Amnesty International

London, UK

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The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague, Netherlands

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2019 Participants

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2018 Participants

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