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Young Diplomats Society is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation whose aim is to strengthen the community of young people (18 - 35 years old) passionate about global affairs.

Getting involved with YDS will bring you opportunities to get your writing featured in one of the largest youth-led International Relations publications in Australia, attend events featuring academics and experts, access career resources, and overall earn a deeper understanding of global affairs (hello Global Questions podcast!)



We publish articles on international affairs that showcase the expertise and perspectives of young people across the world. Want to get your writing featured or contribute to our Special Editions? Find out how to do so here!

Special Editions

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2023 In Review

IWD 2021 Anthology

2022 In Review



We host events featuring eminent professionals, academics and experts on global affairs. Previous guests have included Gareth Evans QC AC, Alexander Downer AC, Julian Burnside QC and representatives from organisations such as The Guardian, The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, DT Global and more!


What's happening?
Events on International Relations


Global Questions - The YDS Podcast

Currently on hiatus but coming back VERY SOON!

Listen to our podcast 'Global Questions' which breaks down politics and global affairs for young people who want to know more. Previous guests have included Kevin Rudd, Professor Rory Medcalf, and youth advocate Yasmin Poole. 

Wrap- Up Episodes: Highlighting the latest news around the world. 

In-Depth Episodes: Analysis with leading experts on topics such as climate change, democracy, and technology.

Trailblazer Episodes: Getting your foot in the door of a global career, featuring interviews with young professionals making headways in International Relations.

Global Questions is currently on an indefinite break, as Josh, Rihannon and Kelly have decided it's time to turn off the mics and take a well-earned rest. But this isn't the end! A YDS podcast may return in the future...keep your eyes peeled for updates from us 👀


In the meantime, we invite you to celebrate 2.5 years and 100+ episodes of Global Questions, by tuning in to our final farewell episode! Link below. 

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