One Young World 2018 The Hague

The annual One Young World summit unites the brightest young talent from every nation and sector, striving to accelerate social impact. Delegates are joined by One Young World counsellors consisting of leaders and influencers from the political, humanitarian and corporate world. Bob Geldof, Mary Robinson, Naomi Campbell, Sir Richard Branson and Amber Heard were amongst those set out to inspire delegates in The Hague to create positive change.
The interactive four-day program consists of speeches, panels, networking and workshops.

Name of the organisation: One Young World
Name of the event: One Young World 2018 The Hague
Date of the event: 17-20 October 2018
Number of attendees: 1850
Venues: Peace Palace, World Forum The Hague, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague Humanity Hub, Malieveld, stadium of ADO Den Haag, The Binckhorst, The Pier and many more. 
Images: One Young World The Hague

The city

It is One Young World’s main objective to encourage positive impact by supporting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations. One Young World organisers were therefore looking for a location that aligned with their ambitions and would strengthen the summits legacy. The fact that more than 10,000 people work from within The Hague everyday to make the world a better, more just place and its standing as the International City of Peace and Justice made for the perfect fit.

The Venues

To match One Young World’s diverse program and varied needs, venues across the city were used. The grand opening ceremony was held in front of the Peace Palace, which, coated in One Young World colours, made for a poignant setting.
World Forum The Hague functioned as the major venue for the remaining summit. Its King Willem Alexander auditorium, large exhibition space and the many breakout rooms facilitated One Young World’s interactive nature.
During the One Young World Community Dinner, delegates were hosted in different surprising locations across the city. The Hague University of Applied Science, The Hague Humanity Hub and the ADO Den Haag stadium were only a few of the participating venues.
In the Binckhorst district a special breakfast session with start-ups from The Hague was organised. 
De Pier in Scheveningen welcomed delegates for a Food Truck Festival.

The Client

One Young World is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 2009. Since then One Young World stages the annual One Young World summit in different cities around the world. Past host cities include cosmopolitan hotspots such as London (2010), Zurich (2011), Pittsburgh (2012), Johannesburg (2013), Dublin (2014), Bangkok (2015), Ottawa (2016), and Bogotá (2017). It is One Young World’s overarching aim to identify and connect the most impactful young leaders from every country in the world and help them share and develop innovative solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues.

In 2018, The Hague had the honour to host the 9th edition of the One Young World summit. During the four-day interactive program, 1850 young leaders from around the globe got inspired to work towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Watch this video to see the highlights of the event and how our beautiful city facilitated its success.

The Support

Due to the complexity and scope of the One Young World summit, The Hague Convention Bureau (THCB) was heavily involved prior and during the event. THCB assisted in scouting suitable venues and provided support with promoting the summit by means of PR and city dressing. Furthermore, THCB helped with logistical challenges that come with an event of such size and functioned as the middle man between One Young World organisers and the municipality of The Hague.