We live in an interdependent world. Our actions increasingly impact on each other. The need for effective responses is vital. Young people understand the scale of this challenge. They have the appetite for change; however they need a platform from which they can start to deal with the problems of the future. And a voice that will enable them to influence others. One Young World invites 1,500 25 year olds from every country in the world and a range of backgrounds to come together to attend the Inaugural Summit in London in February 2010 and help create a global resource of leadership and ideas. Delegates to the Inaugural Summit will discuss the biggest challenges the world faces and propose new ways forward. The event is a world first in that we are taking 2 delegates from every country in the world and the remaining delegates in line with the spread of the world's population. This means it will be the first time ever that countries such as India and China have their population fully represented at any global event. China will have 259 delegates, India 223, US 61 and UK 13 (and so on)... For the first time, future leaders will have the chance to shape the new rules of engagement.
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, brightest and best and to ensure that their concerns, opinions and solutions are heard.
The inaugural One Young World Summit was held in London on 8th-10th February 2010 and drew 823 young leaders from 112 countries. The Summit focused on six key Resolutions developed in response to the most pressing issues in the world, as identified by the One Young World Global Consultation Process, a poll of over 15,000 respondents aged 18-27 years old from 34 countries, with every continent represented. 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 the audience.
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