One Young World

One Young World (OYW)

is best known for its annual global summit that, since 2010, has brought together young private-sector professionals and under-30 founders of social enterprises engaged in SDG solutions.

But OYW is also a global community of full-time team members providing year-round mentoring and other support to thousands of Ambassadors whose collective initiatives have impacted more than 30 million people around the world since 2010.

GE delegates returned from the 2014 Summit inspired by OYW’s vision and eager to engage. The upshot was GEnImpact: young GE professionals providing pro-bono consulting and related services to social enterprises engaged in SDG solutions.

From the blog…

OYW 2021 Summary

In the span of four days, we were given the gift – a heavy, and amazing gift – of a space to hear from some of the great changemakers across the world, to deep dive into and face the pressing global issues without distraction, to connect with other passionate individuals and grow solutions that work towards the…

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Day 1

Thursday, July 23rd officially kicked off the 2021 One Young World Summit, hosted this year in a hybrid format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event is taking place in the beautiful city of Munich, Germany while there are options to attend the conference via regional hubs around the world or virtually. Due to…

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Day 2

Friday, July 24th marked the second day of the OYW summit and the first full day of speakers and workshops. Themes of the day consisted of Rights and Freedoms, Standing for Justice, Creating an accessible future for all, and Protecting our planet. Counselors on stage included actor and activist Terry Crews, Leena Nair, Unilever’s Chief…

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Day 3

Day 3 of One Young World 2021 showcased young leaders around the world tackling problems like Food insecurity, Racial injustices, Empowerment through education and inclusive connectivity through technology among many others. We also had the privilege to get inspired by counselors like Prof. Yunus, Joe Kaesar, Munroe Bergdof, David Hasselhoff, Paris Hilton & Dame Vivian…

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Day 4

Even though it felt like the summit had just started, the time of the last day had already arrived. The main topics of the days were COVID-19 recovery and to conflict resolution. The morning opened with presentations from two of the brightest sport stars. Sir Lewis Hamilton, seven time Formula 1 champion, shared the work…

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Ready for OYW 2019 – Hello London!

Stay tuned over the next week for our Delegate Posts, and get an up-close view of each day of the conference from a range of perspectives! The One Young World conference is from October 22 – 25, 2019, and our delegates have flown in from all over the world ready to network with and learn…

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Day 1 – The Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony consisted of world-class performances, speeches from prominent leaders , and an introduction to the councilors which included leaders such as Nobel Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Her Royal Highness Meghan Markle and ended with a ceremony where delegates represented 190+ countries. Photos from left to right: North Korea and South Korea flag…

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Day 1 – 190 Nations – One Soul

Mihael Plut, one of our GE delegates, was selected as the sole bearer of the Croatian flag during the opening ceremony. He gives his take on the choice of London as the conference location and his unique experience on representing his country. “I was privileged to be chosen as the flag bearer for Croatia. The…

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Day 2 – We Need New Roads

Ben Turnbull, Nour El Khatib, and Paula Sleiman share their experience from a packed second day. Themes of the day consisted of poverty alleviation, mental health, and the impact of media in our communities. Counselors on stage included Professor Muhammad Yunus, author and activist J.K. Rowling, and human rights activist Yeonmi Park. The second day…

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