Hundreds of young leaders are coming together this week at World Forum The Hague
Tue 16/10/2018 - 13:01
THE HAGUE - Previously held in the major cities of Ottawa, Bogota, Bangkok and London, this year, the biggest One Young World Summit ever, with 1.800 young talents from more than 190 countries will be welcomed by The Hague. From 17 to 20 October 2018 the young talents get together to discuss the major topics that affect their generation.
The organizer of the Summit is One Young World. A non-profit organization that supports young talents from all over the world and helps to make connections in order to make a positive change in the world. With 1.900 participants, The Hague's edition of the 'Davos of young people' is the largest One Young World conference ever. This year, the young leaders of tomorrow will be welcomed by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands - the honorary guest at the Summit’s Opening Ceremony that will be held at The Peace Palace. The main event will continue at World Forum The Hague, where the initiative Ambassadors will work on the world’s toughest challenges outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals through their own projects and initiatives, many of which already made a real impact.
‘Education is our ammunition’
The young talents have discussions about themes such as human rights, the environment, public health, poverty and education. Key global figures and CEOs come to The Hague to inspire and coach the young talents to achieve their goal: to build a better world together. This year, the young Ambassadors will learn about the Political Challenges from the Ex-Prime Minister of the UK, Sir John Major; about the Energy Transformation from Chief Executives of BP and Shell; about Human Rights from the Secretary General of Amnesty International; and much more on Poverty Alleviation, Economic Development, Gender Equality and Education from the most inspiring speakers.
Michiel Middendorf, General Manager of World Forum The Hague: "Education is an important subject at One Young World and our corporate vision fits in seamlessly with this. We have been working for years to encourage and inspire young people at all levels. The event suits The Hague, and also World Forum. When the future generation starts a dialogue about positive changes in the global society, then The Hague, as the international city of Peace & Justice, is the best choice”.
For more information about the summit, visit https://www.oneyoungworld.com/