One Young World - The Hague 2018
The One Young World summit is the most impactful gathering of young leaders from around the world. With more than 1800 participants from 193 countries, One Young World The Hague reached full capacity and was the biggest edition of the summit to date.
One Young World The Hague 2018 is a summit organised by One Young World, a UK-based charity that annually gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. The annual One Young World summit unites the brightest young talent from every nation and sector, striving to accelerate social impact.
Delegates were 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 consisted of speeches, panels, networking and workshops.
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 every day to make the world a better, safer and a more just place and its standing as the International City of Peace and Justice made for the perfect fit.
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.
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.