ZURICH, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,200 young leaders from over 170 countries around the world will meet in Zurich today at the launch of One Young World 2011, to address the most challenging issues facing the world today.
At the most global youth summit in the world, young delegates will join some of the world's most inspirational figures, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Muhammad Yunus, Wael Ghonim and Jamie Oliver, to deliver their demands for change.
During the opening ceremony at Kongresshaus, delegates will be welcomed by the One Young World Zurich Choir and Zurich Mayor Corinne Mauch, before hearing inspiring keynote speeches from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Bob Geldof, along with the co-founders of One Young World, David Jones, Global CEO of Havas and Kate Robertson, UK Group Chairman of Euro RSCG.
One Young World gives delegates primarily under 25 years old a platform and forum afforded ordinarily only to those who lead our countries and corporations.
The 2011 Summit will comprise three days of interactive sessions and discussion plenary based on six key resolutions:
- Global Business
- Global Health
- Interfaith Dialogue
In addition, there will be a number of special sessions throughout the summit, including a 'Women Up' session attended by HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.
Plenary sessions will be co-chaired by inspirational leaders including:
- Oscar Morales, internet activist
- Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever
- Guler Sabanci, Sabanci Holdings
- Fatima Bhutto, writer and activist
- Bernard Kouchner, founder Medecins Sans Frontieres
Since the inaugural summit, One Young World ambassadors have been driving real change across the globe. The Zurich Summit will offer international decision makers powerful insight into where our world may be heading.
Kate Robertson, One Young World co-founder and UK Group Chairman of Euro RSCG, added: "This year more than ever we have seen a real change in the expression of the demands of young people around the world. This Summit brings them all together on a global platform to deliver those demands to incumbent leaders and to make their commitments to start to lead the world toward change."
David Jones, co-founder of One Young World and Global CEO of Havas, said: "One Young World 2011 has gathered inspiring support from some of the world's most influential figures. The Summit is unique in that more countries are represented than at any other youth gathering and its global voice through social media will be unprecedented."
About One Young World
One Young World is a global youth leadership summit, bringing together 1,200 delegates primarily under 25 from over 170 countries worldwide. Unlike any other event in the world, One Young World gives delegates the kind of media platform and forum afforded ordinarily only to those who lead countries and corporations. One Young World gives them a platform for their views, vision and ideas to create real resolutions for real change.
Supported by counsellors including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof and Muhammad Yunus, delegates will tell the world what the leaders of tomorrow think and feel - and what they demand of the leaders of today.
Founded by David Jones, Global CEO of Havas, and Kate Robertson, UK Group Chairman, Euro RSCG, One Young World is a unique event that offers international decision makers powerful insight into where our world may be heading.
The inaugural London summit took place between February 8-10, 2010. The Second Annual One Young World Summit will be held in Zurich, Switzerland from 1st - 4th September 2011.
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For more information about One Young World please visit: www.oneyoungworld.com.
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