One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, today announced London as the Host City for its global Summit in 2019. The Summit will take place in Westminster, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre and iconic venues, from October 22nd to 25th and will mark the tenth anniversary of One Young World. Over 1,500 young leaders from more than 190 countries will gather in the capital, making it the most international gathering other than the Olympics to ever take place in the UK.
Since launching in 2009, One Young World has built a network of over 9,000 Ambassadors – young leaders whose work projects have impacted 17.5 million people worldwide.
London will also welcome high-profile leaders who work with the young Ambassadors and Delegates, sharing their experiences of making a positive social impact. In previous years this group of Counsellors has included Nobel Peace laureates, heads of state, campaigners and activists including Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Mary Robinson, Justin Trudeau, Emma Watson and Meghan Markle.
London is home to more than 600 One Young World Ambassadors whose work and projects range from fighting social injustice, tackling extreme terrorism, or holding the world’s biggest lesson on mental health.
Kate Robertson, Co-Founder, One Young World said: “We live in a turbulent time and an era where politicians, CEOs and powerful figures, need to sit up and listen to young leaders to ensure that the positive change they demand actually happens.
“Bringing One Young World home to London marks a great moment for the organisation and we are excited to get the young leaders of the city involved.”