ONE Youth Ambassadors – part of ONE’s Global Activists programme – are a young and motivated team of volunteers who electrify our campaigns across Europe. The Youth Ambassador programmes provide more than 300 young activists across Europe with the means to act to end extreme poverty by campaigning within and beyond their communities, by amplifying ONE’s work with media, and by advocating with decision-makers at European, national and local levels.
In recent years, Youth Ambassadors have campaigned on a global response to COVID-19 that leaves no person or country behind, on national and EU budget processes, gender equality, education, nutrition, fair-trade coffee, transparency and support to organisations providing essential services to tackle preventable disease such as Gavi and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. In 2019, Youth Ambassadors in France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland ran the ONE Vote 2019 Campaign, securing the support of over 200 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who committed using their mandate to help end extreme poverty.
They also work with the media to raise the profile of ONE’s campaigns, encourage the public to sign ONE petitions through online activity and local events, and carry out a variety of creative, ambitious and innovative actions in support of our campaigning and advocacy work. Internally, our Youth Ambassadors are crucial to advance ONE’s mission, being our best advisors and eyes in the field and scoping opportunities to bring attention to the topics we campaign for.
Since 2015, our Youth Ambassadors have:
- Held over 1,000 campaign events
- Garnered over 1,500 media hits in national or politically important local outlets
- Held more than 1,500 advocacy meetings with Heads of State, Ministers, Leaders of Parties, Development spokespersons, or other policy makers.