Dublin wins bid to host ‘One Young World Annual Summit’ in 2014

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Dublin has been chosen as the host city to the 5th Annual Summit of One Young World in 2014.  Fighting off stiff competition from Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Singapore, Dublin has successfully won the bid to host this formative and lively summit.

One Young World is a charity which brings together youth leaders from around the word for an annual summit to develop solutions to pressing global problems.

Speaking in relation to the announcement, Dublin Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí said “Dublin City and its people will be the perfect host for the 2014 One Young World annual summit.  As the title suggests, the summit will involve young dynamic leaders from around the world coming together to discuss key issues.  These young people are our future and hosting such a significant and inspiring summit is of key importance not only for now, but for the future". 

The Convention Centre, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, GAA Croke Park are just some of the venues that will facilitate the summit in 2014.

For more information about One Young World please visit: www.oneyoungworld.com

For further information contact:

Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170 

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Notes to the Editor:

About One Young World

One Young World is a charity that stages an annual Summit, gathering together the brightest young people from around the world.  At the 2012 Summit young leaders from 190 countries will share their vision, views and ideas to create practical and achievable commitments for positive change. 

 Unlike any other event, One Young World Summit gives delegates the kind of media platform afforded ordinarily only to those who lead countries and corporations.  Delegates speak alongside global figures who this year include former US President Bill Clinton, Bob Geldof KBE, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Kofi Annan, Jamie Oliver, Pete Cashmore and Fatima Bhutto among many others.

The seven areas of focus for the 2012 Summit are:

  • Education
  • Global Business
  • Health 
  • Human Rights
  • Leadership & Governance 
  • Sustainable Development
  • Transparency & Integrity

 Following the Summit, One Young World Ambassadors will deliver positive outcomes in these areas in their countries and communities and, using the lasting connections One Young World enables them to maintain, on a global scale.  

Founded by David Jones, Global CEO of Havas, and Kate Robertson, UK Group Chairman, Havas Worldwide, the annual One Young World Summit is a unique event that offers international decision makers powerful insight into where our world may be heading.

 One Young World 2013 will be held in Johannesburg, SA 2 – 5 October.

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