At the heart of every global threat is a failure of leadership. This new generation is the most informed, most educated, most connected generation in human history. One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.
The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, amongst many other global figures. The One Young World Summit 2019 will take place in London, United Kingdom from 22 to 25 October 2019.
This year, YOURS were invited to join the event through the sponsorship of the Total Foundation. Our Head of Communications Manpreet Darroch will be attending the conference on behalf of YOURS. He has been with the organization since its first inception idea at the First World Youth Assembly for Road Safety back in 2007. The summit, being the biggest youth summit in the world focuses on a range of topics from youth empowerment, climate change, peace and reconciliation to making a change in a digital world.
Manpreet said, "It's an amazing opportunity to attend this awe-inspiring event! I'm really looking forward to meeting youth leaders from around the world and learning from young people who are doing incredible work. My mission will be to represent road safety and safe mobility at the summit and learn from the distinguished delegates.
We are living in exciting times where young people have never been better equipped to tackle global issues. It's happening in the most innovative ways around the world and this event really shows that young people are at the forefront of positive change, rejecting the old paradigms that youth are not engaged".
Some parts of the event will be live-streamed here and you can, of course, follow our live streams from the event at our Twitter profile!
There will be some incredible activities happening across London that will illustrate the power of youth to take action! Be sure to follow the action following the hashtag #OYW2019.