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© 2019, Young Diplomats Society

Our Mission

To bring together and empower the world's next generation of young global leaders.

Our Philosophy

Young Diplomats Society is a globally-minded organisation which provides engagement, insight and analysis into international affairs and global governance. We create opportunities for young people to access knowledge from diverse perspectives and to engage with like-minded individuals inspired by international relations and global citizenship.

Our publications go beyond the news to provide insightful analysis of global developments, that are accessible and digestible. 


Our events allow our guests to hear from distinguished and engaging speakers and provide a platform for people to ask questions and network with like-minded individuals.

YDS Principles

We are


As a non-partisan not-for-profit we do not possess any ideological, political or commercial interests...

Our Values

Quality & Objectivity

We aim to provide objective, independent analysis... to disseminate ideas in a transparent and open way that is of the highest quality possible.


We believe knowledge should be accessible to all, and that every member of the global society should be able to have their say and contribute in a meaningful and valuable way.

Diversity & Inclusion

Great knowledge comes through diversity of perspective. Finding solutions to the world's challenges requires engagement with all members of the community, at home and abroad.

What We Do






Chatham House Rule

When deemed appropriate, and to increase the value to our members of meetings and events, the Chatham House Rule will be applied to encourage openness and the diversity of opinion. 

The Chatham House rule states:

"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed."