Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes the leadership of young Canadians through international delegations, research projects, and advocacy initiatives.
YDC provides hands-on training programs and establishes key partnerships that give our delegates exclusive access to high-level geopolitical and global governance summits including the World Bank & IMF, OECD, UN, NKS, WTO, and the flagship Y20 (Youth 20). Discover our past engagements
YDC advocates for policies that represent the interests of young people and professionals through direct engagement with government officials and agencies, as well as with international institutions, organizations, and businesses. View the Y20 2014 communiqué policies
Young Diplomats Journal
The Young Diplomats Journal is the official thought leadership hub for Young Diplomats of Canada.
You may notice a few changes around here. The fresh, clean look for YDC’s website is both the product of many hours of dedication, and an effort by our organization to better define our future as Canada’s premier international youth leadership organization.
The new youngdiplomats.ca and new name for our publication the Young Diplomats Journal emphasize our key activities and also expresses new focuses for YDC: research and advocacy.
The ultimate goals of public health, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being across the life course, are both a priority and a global challenge requiring international cooperation. Undoubtedly, the repercussions that global trade may incur on public health are of practical importance to the WTO’s work. This awareness resonated across the discussions at the 2014 Public Forum.
How are technological innovations shaping global futures? What could the next industrial revolution look like and who and what might bring it about? Have the eurocrisis and the rise of nationalist sentiments (and political parties) crushed the dream of European central governance? How can the emergence of a middle class in Africa contribute to stable and sustainable growth? Is the nationstate, generally speaking, losing its capacity to protect citizens from economic turbulence and what are the implications for global governance?
Recent episodes of mass killing in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syria, and Iraq demonstrate that mass atrocity prevention is a pressing global policy problem. This paper will: Assess the current state of Canada’s policy framework towards mass atrocities; Analyze Canada’s policy framework in light of global best practices; and, Make recommendations to improve Canada’s ability to prevent and respond to mass atrocities.
As a G20 engagement group, the Y20 is also considering the growth and jobs creation priority from a youth lens and is particularly concerned about youth unemployment. Cognizant of the domestic and global nature of economic growth, this briefing will outline Canada’s economic growth agenda domestically and within the G20. Couched in this context, we will consider the youth perspective and Y20 policy recommendations.
Canada supports the goal of sustainable development: to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Through a range of domestic and international policies, Canada is committed to advancing sustainable development as outlined in goal number seven of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.