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One young world

One Young World is an annual youth leadership summit bringing together 1,500 delegates primarily aged 25 and under from more than 190 countries. It affords delegates the kind of forum and media exposure usually enjoyed only by those who lead countries and corporations. It gives youth a platform for their views, greater vision, and ideas that help them create real resolutions for real change.

Supported by counselors such as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, and Muhammad Yunus, these leaders of tomorrow share with the world their thoughts and concerns, and express their expectations for the leaders of today.  

Founded by David Jones, global CEO of Havas, and Kate Robertson, UK group chairman, Havas Worldwide, One Young World is a unique event that offers international decision makers powerful insight into where our world is heading.  

The inaugural London summit took place in February 2010, followed by Zurich in September 2011. The (2012) third annual summit was held in Pittsburgh. Highlights included: an opening address from former US President Bill Clinton; the launch of the One Young World 'Social Business Accelerator' fund; and featured inspirational counsellors including Jack Dorsey founder of Twitter and Square.

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