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Who are we?

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) interested in global affairs.

Our mission is to:

  • Create resources for young people to access and build a career in global affairs

  • Be welcoming and accessible to all young people across political spectrums and backgrounds

  • Be an authority on young people's perspectives on global affairs

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We publish articles on international affairs that showcase the expertise and perspectives of young people across the world.


We produce Global Questions, a podcast for young people who want to know more about international affairs.


We host events featuring eminent professionals, academics and experts on global affairs. Previous guests have included Gareth Evans QC AC, Alexander Downer AC and Julian Burnside QC.

Our Values


All our resources are developed to the highest editorial standards and are credible. We offer high-quality opportunities for young people to engage in global affairs. This includes actively seeking feedback and continually improving our services.


We are actively making our resources accessible to young people of all abilities, backgrounds and education levels.

Diversity & Inclusion

We strive to ensure representation across gender, sexual orientation, race and ability across YDS. This includes our volunteers, events, publication writers and podcast guests.

Youth Focused

We exist to serve young people and all our resources have the overall aim of improving the accessibility of young people to global affairs.

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