Global Young Leaders identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership. Here's what makes it the global forum for young leaders:
The annual Global Young Leaders Summit inspires and celebrates changemakers. It's not just a 'talking shop'- the focus is on concrete action. Since 2010, Global Young Leaders Ambassadors have positively impacted 26 million people. 
Diverse Community
Global Young Leaders is the most internationally-diverse and cross-sector forum for young leaders, representing 196 countries. Other than the Olympics, no other event represents as many countries. 
Opportunities for all
Global Young Leaders offers scholarships to attend the annual Summit in partnership with leading companies, institutional partners, government bodies, academic institutions and grassroots organisations.
Global Young Leaders is set apart through the interaction it facilitates between the world’s most well renowned leaders, Global Young Leaders Counsellors, and the young leaders - yourselves.
Your voice matters
Global Young Leaders is the only global forum that is designed by young leaders for young leaders, ensuring that young people have the opportunity to devise solutions to the topics they care about most.

Who else is in the room?

Global Young Leaders partners with 190+ global businesses, governments, NGOs, educational institutions and individuals to deliver a truly cross-sector approach to creating the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership- while at the Summit, and throughout the year. 


Global Young Leaders Counsellors are world renowned leaders who participate in the Summit as speakers. Counsellors who participate in a Plenary Session have one-to-one meetings with Delegate Speakers. In the past, Counsellors have included Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Meghan Markle, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Mary Robinson. 

Academic Institutions

Global Young Leaders partners with some of the world's leading educational institutions who send high potential students to Global Young Leaders Summits. Throughout the year, Global Young Leaders partners with these institutions to organise caucuses and provide expert insight on key activities. Global Young Leaders also promotes scholarships and programmes from these institutions to members of our community who wouldn't otherwise have the chance to apply.


Global Young Leaders partners with a number of governmental bodies to ensure that young people are involved in the issues that impact their country and communities most. These partnerships include the European Commission, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, First Lady of Colombia, and the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. 

Small Business & Startups

Global Young Leaders serves as a springboard for early stage businesses to launch into their next phase by equipping entrepreneurs with a network that enables them to grow, as well as offering a number of scholarships and programmes that will provide start ups with the tools necessary to grow. 


Global Young Leaders boasts the largest corporate footprint of any organisation in the third sector. Leading companies from every sector make Global Young Leaders an integral part of their global talent development, retention and attraction. Companies who have sent Delegates include Audi, BMW, Chanel, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Novartis, PepsiCo, RB and Siemens, to name a few.

Non-Governmental Organisations

Global Young Leaders partners with NGOs globally to nominate individuals to attend the annual One Young World Summit and collaborate post-Summit to cross promote work. Global Young Leaders engages with them in our community work throughout the year to collaborate on campaigns to build visibility for our community as well as act as a bridge between the third sector and corporate world.


Media Coverage Opportunities

300 +

Journalists on the ground covered the 2019 Summit from global media outlets

100 +

Counsellor and Delegate interviews took place

4,000 +

Pieces of coverage about the 2019 Summit published in over 100 countries

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