Dublin, Edinburgh and Hong Kong contenders to host the 2014 Summit

Dublin, Edinburgh and Hong Kong are all in contention to host the One Young World Summit 2014. [[[image-0 right medium]]]

Following initial bids, each city will be invited to submit a refined bid and a final shortlist will be announced on 12 April, 2013. The Bid Evaluation Committee also remains open to further applications and it is expected that more hopeful cities will enter the running. The successful city will be revealed on 6 May, 2013. [[[image-1 right medium]]]

One Young World co-founder Kate Robertson says: "We are very pleased with what is an exciting shortlist of host cities for the One Young World Summit 2014. All three cities have submitted strong initial bids and demonstrated that they share the core beliefs of One Young World on the importance of youth leadership." [[[image-2 right medium]]]

Previous One Young World Summits have taken place in London, Zurich and most recently Pittsburgh USA. This year, the Summit will make its first appearance in Africa, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2-5 October.

Setting a challenge to prospective bidders Kate Robertson says: "What we are looking for in the final bidding stage is a city that is both culturally vibrant and youthful in spirit. One Young World needs a host city that embraces the scope and scale of our ambitions to enact change through the leadership of outstanding young people."

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