Today's announcement of Bogotá and The Hague winning the Host City bids for 2017 and 2018 has garnered global press coverage.
One Young World, the premier global forum for young leaders, has today announced the Host Cities for its annual Summit in 2017 and 2018.
Colombia will be the first country in Latin America to host the Summit, when 1,500 young leaders from over 196 countries will gather in Bogota in 2017, before the baton is passed to The Hague for the 2018 Summit.
Bogota and The Hague beat off strong competition in the bidding process, which also included submissions from Paris and Belgrade.
One Young World offers a unique platform for young leaders to network with peers from every country and sector, sharing ideas to develop solutions that address urgent global issues. Since the first Summit in 2010, over 6.65 million people have been impacted by the work of One Young World Ambassadors.
By hosting the annual One Young World Summit, Bogota and The Hague will welcome delegates from almost every country in the world – in a gathering that brings more nations together than at any other major event other than the Olympics.
Alongside the young delegates, the Host Cities will welcome at the Summit the One Young World Counsellors, a distinguished list of global leaders who have in recent years included: Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan; Former US President Bill Clinton; musician and activist, Sir Bob Geldof; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus; entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington; chef and food campaigner Jamie Oliver; Unilever CEO Paul Polman and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.
Some of the press highlights include:
Bogota will host the World Youth Summit in 2017 (El Tiempo)
"'That One Young World choose to Bogotá as the venue becomes a unique opportunity to learn about experiences elsewhere in the world that can be applied in the new stage of post-conflict we hope to live Colombia in the short term,' said David Gereda Ambassador One Young World Colombia."
"'The Hague made a passionate proposal. The city attracted thereby, combined with its position as International City of Peace and Justice, the attention of the One Young World selection committee' said the organization."
Bogota and The Hague chosen to host One Young World summits (Conference & Incentive Travel)
"Kate Robertson, founder of One Young World, said: 'We were humbled to see the outstanding passion and determination of the host city proposals from all cities, but Bogota and The Hague really stood out in presenting their plans for the summit, which capture both the spirit and ambition of One Young World.'"
Young people involved in The Hague (De Telegraaf)
"The meeting, to be held for the first time in Latin America, will attract 1,500 young leaders from 196 countries."
"Since the first Summit in 2010, it is estimated the lives of more than 6.65 million people have been affected by the work of One Young World Ambassadors."
Bogota will host One Young World 2017 (W Radio)
"The world's largest youth convention, One Young World, chose Bogotá as the venue for the 2017 Summit."