The One Young Summit 2018 will be held in The Hague from 17 to 20 October 2018. This Summit is being organized by One Young World, a UK-based charity gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.
This year’s summit is being held in The Hague. Known as the International City of Peace and Justice, The Hague is recognised for its contribution to a peaceful world over the past century. Home to the International Court of Justice, Permanent Court of Arbitration and more than 200 international organisations fostering a just and peaceful world, The Hague sets a global stage for young leaders working towards a fair, sustainable and inclusive future.
The Summit, which is held every year, brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors.
At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.
At past Summits delegates were joined by a line-up of Counsellors that included Justin Trudeau, Emma Watson, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Meghan Markle, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey and Mary Robinson.
After each Summit, the delegates, who are then known as One Young World Ambassadors, work on their own initiatives or lend the power of the One Young World network to those initiatives already in existence. Of those in employment, many return to their companies and set about creating change from within, energising their corporate environment.
One Young World delegates are 18-30 years old who have demonstrated leadership ability and a commitment to effecting positive change. Many have already had an impact in their home countries on a range of issues, including the role of business in society, transparency in business and government, the impact of climate change, global health and hunger relief.
If you think you meet the requirements, we welcome you to apply to attend the 2018 Summit by creating a candidate profile. If your profile is approved it will be displayed on the One Young World website and you can seek the necessary funding to attend the Summit.
At the Summit Closing Ceremony, delegates graduate as One Young World Ambassadors, joining a network of young leaders who are creating positive change around the world.
The past summits have been held:
- Bogota Summit: Colombia 4 – 7 October 2017
- Ottawa Summit: Canada, 28 Sep – 1 Oct 2016
- Environment Expert Event: Tucson, Arizona 2016
- Bangkok 2015
- Dublin 2014
- Johannesburg 2013
- Pittsburgh 2012
- Zurich 2011
- London 2010
Various One Young World partners are providing scholarships to eligible candidates to cover all their expenses so that they can participate in this event.
These scholarships are mostly available for young people around the world, working different areas of youth development. To learn more about these scholarships, click on the ‘next’ link below: