MISSION + VALUES

The Onero Institute is a youth-driven, nonprofit research organization that seeks to develop the next generation of leaders and foreign affairs experts by bridging the divide between young people and the academic community and by better engaging youth and the world community on international issues.

Mission

Statement

We hope that one day the youth of our world will exhibit social responsibility by advocating for international action on issues concerning geopolitics and human rights. We aspire to live in a society that respects and accepts the voices of well-informed, young global citizens in political discourse. We strive for a community in which succeeding generations of youth can lead and hold their leaders accountable to create a more sustainable future.

Vision

Statement

The cultivation of talent to solve current and future international issues is one of the most important steps to ensure the maintenance of peace and security in the long-term, yet there is a visible disconnect between the young people who will inherit the burdens of our current world and the policy experts and academics whose opinions are most trusted in these matters. The missing link is a credible platform that can elevate the voices of passionate and capable young scholars in international affairs and connect them with leading figures in academia and the industries they seek to impact.

At Onero, we create a reliable and accessible space for young people to share their voices and publish professional content on international issues. We help our content creators develop their research and writing skills with hands-on experience and offer editorial and design support for their work. We also host a virtual event series that features aspiring young professionals and experts in the field, co-produce a weekly foreign affairs newsletter, train students to produce high-level social media content discussing international issues, and create  opportunities for our community members by linking them to our wider network.    

Why We

Do It

What 

We Do

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Youth Empowerment

The Onero Institute strives to support the voices of young people everywhere by providing a credible space for youth to share research, better involving young people in complex international discourse, and supporting the expansion of their knowledge in their areas of interest. We hope to help build a future in which young people feel confident in their ability to create positive change, they seek to fully understand the world and its challenges, and the voices of young global citizens are respected and accepted.

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Leadership Development

The Onero Institute is made up of doers. We provide our members with the opportunity to get tangible experience and make connections in the international affairs field now, rather than years down the line. Our members challenge themselves to develop strengths and overcome weaknesses. Onero Institute helps young scholars acquire skills in areas such as writing, critical thinking, problem solving, and global awareness all of which are necessary for shaping the next generations of leaders.

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Intergenerational Dialogue

Connectivity

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There is a divide between those who work towards overcoming the challenges of today and those who will take on the challenges of tomorrow. The Onero Institute encourages and facilitates cooperation between people of all generations in order to effectively face complex problems.

The Onero Institute offers a network of young people who share a belief in our mission and youth research. Onero provides the opportunity for members to connect with other young scholars from all over, each with different interests, different experiences, and their own passions for understanding international issues. This access facilitates collaboration across the youth community. Onero also connects its members with professionals of all ages and areas of expertise in the field, allowing members to enhance their work and create their own relationships with professionals in international affairs.

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Respect

Engaging Underrepresented &

Youth Issues

In the age of mass media, some issues are given a great deal of attention on the global stage while others are not. The Onero Institute places special emphasis on issues that we believe to be underrepresented by the mainstream discourse, especially those which impact youth, and should therefore receive more consideration.

Accountability & Integrity

The Onero Institute is a global project that welcomes members from around the world. We challenge ourselves to ensure that our work considers as many unique issues and worldviews as possible. We believe that global cooperation improves the quality of our content, strengthens understanding between individuals and cultures, and allows us to better approach the great challenges of the modern era.

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Global Perspective

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Onero Statement on the Role of Youth in World Affairs

Young people play an important role in international issues and discourse. In 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security. The Onero Institute engages youth and embodies the spirit of this resolution through its various activities in hopes of creating a more inclusive and sustainable future.

  • As an entirely youth-driven organization, the Onero Institute recognizes the importance of discussing the experiences and roles of young people in impacting international issues. 

  • The Onero Institute seeks to introduce more research and analysis on the global role of youth because: 

    • Young people are often impacted by international issues to a greater extent than other age demographics

    • Young people have become increasingly active in international conflict and conflict resolution

    • Young people have the potential to lead and create positive, sustainable change. 

  • The Onero Institute invites other organizations to join in acknowledging and including the role of young people in world affairs, and strives to overcome the traditional omission of youth experience from international discourse. 

  • The Onero Institute supports the goals of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security in calling on international players to empower young people and extends those goals to encourage young people to empower themselves by more actively engaging with the international community.

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