It’s hardly a month for the curtains to rise for One Young World Summit the one-of-its-kind global youth leadership event. One Young World, the world’s foremost global youth forum, is all set for its seventh edition in Ottawa from 28th September to 1st October 2016. Let’s have a look at what makes it one of the prestigious global events for the youth.
One Young World
One Young World is a UK-based charity organisation committed to create a platform for the brightest young leaders from around the world in order to make lasting connections to create a positive change. It is the preeminent global forum for the youth leaders to discuss and develop solutions for world’s most pressing problems.
The venture was co-founded by David Jones and Kate Robertson. David Jones has distinguished himself as an industry visionary and proponent of corporate responsibility and social change. He was the youngest global network CEO in the history of advertising, formerly heading both Havas and Havas Worldwide.
After working in global roles in major organisations, Kate became convinced of the importance of the roles of global institutions and global businesses in the certainty that what unites people is greater than geographical distance and national distinctions. The conjoined to make One Young World a unique gathering of young leaders with established world visionaries.
The annual summit of One Young World is hosted by different global cities every year. The summit, taking place since 2010, is a platform for delegates to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.
In the One Young World summit the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders. At past Summits delegates were joined by a line-up of Counsellors that included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.
The young leaders are selected from the age group of 18-30 from 196 countries. They must have demonstrated their leadership ability and also accompany a commitment to create a positive change. Every year the participants are those who have already had an impact in their home countries on a range of issues, including the role of business in society, transparency in business and government, the impact of climate change, global health and hunger relief. The delegates will be graduated as One Young World Ambassadors to join a network of young leaders who create a positive change around the world.
Ottawa in Canada will host One Young World summit in 2016 where 1300 young leaders around the world will gather together. The opening ceremony of the biggest of its kind event will take place at Parliament Hall on 28th September 2016. The event will be honoured by the presence of Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General, Prof.Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor, and Sir Bob Geldof, Live Aid founder.
The youth needs inspiration even though they are highly knowledgeable, wise and confident of taking up challenges in order to create a positive change in the society. Events like One Young World are the ultimate place for the youth to get inspired and work towards creating a better world. Hats off to its creators!