About a young world

One Young World is a global community of young leaders. We exist to develop young leaders who take action to solve the world’s great challenges.

It all starts with the One Young World Summit, an annual gathering of 2,000+ of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector. Delegates from more than 190 countries are advised by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Bill Clinton, Meghan Markle and many others to harness the knowledge and skills needed to create influential change makers.

The One Young World Summit 2023 will be held in the picturesque city of Belfast. Belfast is a city known for its resilience and optimism. Having emerged from decades of conflict thanks to the courage and resilience of its people, the city and its people understand the importance of leadership. 2023 marks 25 years since the Belfast Agreement and Good Friday.

About the scholarship

In May 2022, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that for the first time in history, more than 100 million people have been forcibly displaced as a result of new and existing conflicts. Coupled with economic insecurity, the climate crisis and political instability, the refugee crisis looks set to worsen in the coming decades. At the center of this challenge are individuals who live precariously with an uncertain future. Action must be taken to end the refugee crisis, drawing on the resources of a wide range of sectors, from local government to civil society organizations, to national and multilateral governing bodies.

As a global community of young leaders, One Young World is passionate about nurturing the capacity of young leaders from all backgrounds. This scholarship program was created to enhance our inclusion of young leaders from refugee backgrounds. The scholarship will enable young leaders to participate in the One Young World Summit 2023 which is being held in Belfast, UK. In addition to participating in the Summit, each fellow will join a community of One Young World Ambassadors, providing them with access to an ongoing mentorship program, educational events, speaking engagements and funding opportunities.

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