Taking place in London from 22 – 25 October, the 2019 One Young World (OYW2019) summit brings together the most talented young leaders from across the world to discuss key issues being faced globally and accelerate the social impact by sharing their ideas and experiences, empowered to make a positive difference within the communities and organisations they work and live in. The 2019 Summit celebrates the 10th year of One Young World contributing positive change.
In continuation of our efforts and commitment to support the next generation of difference makers, we are proud to be sending two aspiring Chartered Accountants to participate in the 2019 summit and represent both Chartered Accountants Worldwide and Chartered Accountants ANZ.
Delegates will not only have the opportunity to represent their organisations but also be able to hear and interact with world leaders on social issues such as education, climate change, media freedom and poverty alleviation.
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In previous years, One Young World counsellors have included: Nobel Peace laureates, heads of state, campaigners and activists including Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof, Muhammad Yunus, Mary Robinson, Justin Trudeau, Emma Watson and Meghan Markle.
Check out the highlights from the 2018 One Young World Summit
After each Summit, having made long lasting connections the delegates, known as One Young World Ambassadors, return to their organisations and communities to work on their own initiatives or lend the power of the One Young World network to existing initiatives. Of those in employment, many return to their companies and set about creating change from within, energising their corporate environment.
"I am eager to be representing Chartered Accountants ANZ at the One Young World Summit in London. I hope to learn from other young leaders making a positive impact in the global community, and to learn not just for myself, but for generations yet to come."
What is One Young World and how did it start?
Founded in 2009, One Young World is a UK-based charity that has built a network of over 9,000 ambassadors, and positively impacted over 17.5 million people worldwide.
The organisation "identifies, promotes and connects the world's most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership".
The One Young World Summit sees the global forum for young leaders return ‘home’ to London for the first time since the inaugural Summit in 2010.
Celebrating the 10th year anniversary, the 2019 summit will be the largest ever staged with co-founders David Jones and Kate Robertson championing the power of young people in innovative thinking and developing new ideas.