One Young World

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One Young World "is the premier global forum for young people of leadership calibre. It manifests the reality of common humanity and the shared existence of all the peoples in one world. Its purpose is to connect and bring together the youngest and brightest and to ensure that their concerns, opinions and solutions are heard and taken into account by those in power, whether in government, business or any other sector.

"The Second Annual One Young World Summit will be held in Zurich, Switzerland on 1st - 4th September 2011. Already signed up are a number of distinguished Counsellors including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof and Muhammad Yunus who were all instrumental in the inaugural event. These world figures will be working to promote the event and other high profile counsellors Mo Ibrahim and Fatima Bhutto will join them in 2011 with more being announced over the coming months.

"The One Young World Inaugural Summit was held in London on February 8 to 10, 2010 and drew 823 young leaders from 112 countries. The summit focused on 6 key Resolutions developed in response to the most pressing issues in the world today, as identified as by the One Young World Global Consultation Process, a poll of over 15,000 respondents aged 18-27 years old from 34 countries in every continent on the planet. The Resolutions were the focus of the Summit's plenary sessions where Counsellors such as Kofi Annan, Bob Geldof, Muhammad Yunus and Desmond Tutu facilitated debate and dialogue between the Delegate speakers and their audience." [1]


Accessed June 2015: [2]

First page of 12: "Jean-Paul Agon, Keith Weed, Paul Lindley, Paul Polman, Don Tapscott, Francois Pienaar, John Kerry, Maria Ramos, Emmanuel Jal, Jochen Zeitz, William E. Strickland, Jr., Miller Matola"

Others include Will Hutton, Gro Harlem, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Ali Hewson, Sam Branson, Sir Richard Branson, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, Antony Jenkins, Arianna Huffington, Lauren Bush, Jamie Oliver, Mark Lovell, Osvald Bjelland

Counsellors (2011)

Accessed December 2011: [3]



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  1. About, One Young World, accessed January 8, 2011.
  2. Counsellors, One Young World, accessed June 30, 2015.
  3. Counsellors, One Young World, accessed January 8, 2011.