UBUNTU UNITED NATIONS

Living together in Peace

193 youth teams from all the countries represented at the UN. Launching the network of young leaders.
Strengthen a culture of peace. Inspired by Ubuntu philosophy. About major current world issues.

About the Project

#UBUNTUUNITEDNATIONS

Is a dialogue platform that seeks to bring changemakers across the world to speak on issues affecting them, to learn and share ideas with leaders such as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Former Heads of State and other global leaders through Intergenerational dialogue.

Expand your circle of change
Co-create with world leaders
Take your voice to global forums
100% free certified training
Connected with a community of +100.000 world leaders
Encouraged by United Nations Secretary-General
Focuses on the 2030 SDG Agenda
PRESENTATION VIDEO

You can only be a Person through other People

This South African word contains a philosophy of life that is transversal and independent of any country, culture, religion, or political affiliation. Ubuntu means “I am because you are”, that is, I can only be a person through other people.

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A CALL TO ACTION

Global challenges urgently require the global mobilization of a new generation of young leaders. We need young leaders committed to ethics of care, bridge-building and servant leadership, following the Ubuntu ethic.

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INSPIRED BY SOCIAL JUSTICE

The legacy of great leaders like Nelson Mandela must be passed on to the new generations, inspiring them to commit to social justice, to uphold human rights and promote sustainable development.

03

BUILDING BRIDGES

“Building bridges: igniting youth action for unity in diversity” is the inspirational motto of the Ubuntu United Nations edition. The initiative will promote these values and aims to achieve these objectives, for young people and with young people from all over the world.

04

ABOUT THE MAJOR WORLD ISSUES

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the roadmap for the mobilization of future leaders around the world. This new leadership will need to take further decisive steps towards the achievement of those goals

What to expect

Program
presentation

Seminars

5 seminars, three hours each, on Saturdays, between April 27 and June 8. Online, through an internet platform.

Participants per country

3 youth leaders per country, with a strong to serving the common good of their communities.

Countries

193 United Nations countries represented.

Our footprint

Impact
in Numbers

Participants reached
Qualified trainers
Countries represented
Delegations Established
FIND US

Where?

Portugal, Spain, Greece; Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde; Sao Tome and Principe, Mozambique, Senegal; Philippines, Cambodia; Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil; South Africa; East Timor and Kenya.

Physical Delegations
Online reach
Preparing the mission
UUN participants

Awarding

Prizes and
Recognition

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

One of the 12 most outstanding projects in reference to best practices in working with young people.

OEI AWARD

Nominated for the Oscar Arnulfo Romero Ibero-American Prize for Human Rights Education – 2019.

CONFERENCE IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Ubuntu Leaders Academy – A Leadership focused on Building Bridges” – February 2019.

OECD/EU AWARD

The ULA was selected, in 2022, onto the OECD/EU Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool, for its program on Ubuntu social entrepreneurship.

José Maria Anton AWARD

The Ubuntu Academy of Leaders was recognized by Virtual Educa, with the José María Antón Award. Recalling the role of Education in promoting social transformation.

Participants

Who are we
looking for?

Young people from the 193 countries with a seat at the United Nations
Youth leaders, with a strong commitment to serving the common good of their communities
Available and willing to go through the entire training program
English language fluency (upper-intermediate to advanced level)
Easy access to the Internet

About the first edition

UUN Guests

What Our Participants Say

I have learned so much from these sessions that I can’t put it into words. Instead, I’m going to act on the teachings that Ubuntu philosophy introduced to me through UUN and use them to solve issues that my community and country are facing.

UUN Participant

This program was really amazing! Learned a lot from each and everyone. I hope there will be more programs like this, so I can keep in touch with everyone. 

UUN Participant

I was inspired and moved by amazing speakers we had on sunday. Listening to former General secretary of United Nations, Ban Ki Moon was my favorite moment. His words were so encouraging, educating and motivating. He said, “You are not a leader of tomorrow, you are the leader of today already”. This statement has really moved me and I can’t wait to listen to more of the speakers in the next seminars. 

UUN Participant

About the UUN

Frequently
Asked Questions

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