Delegate Speakers play a significant role in the Summit. Unlike traditional conferences, One Young World provides a platform for young leaders to speak alongside Presidents, Nobel Prize Winners, Global business leaders and other inspiring global leaders. Delegate Speakers are a truly international cohort, sharing their impactful work, personal experiences, views and opinions with around 1,300 Summit attendees and the watching world.
Applications to speak are received from over 115 countries across all five continents. A rigorous selection process ensures a diversity of views on all plenary topics from across the globe are voiced on stage and to an international audience through the livestreamed event, or the world's on-line and traditional media.
Each Speaker is personally introduced by a Counsellor before delivering a five minute speech during one of the six Plenary Sessions. The Plenary Sessions are the foundations from which all content at the Summit is developed. The 2016 topics were arrived at following a year-long consultation process with Ambassadors and incoming delegates.
Below is a list of Delegate Speakers and the Plenary Session they will be speaking in and the countries in which they are working.
Peace & Security