Catch up on the top moments from the 10th Annual One Young World Summit...
A special appearance from One Young World Counsellor, The Duchess of Sussex
One Young World was delighted to welcome Meghan Markle, HRH The Duchess of Sussex, back to the 2019 Summit.
MC Warwick Davis
British Actor, Warwick Davis, MC'ed the Opening Ceremony.
North Korean & South Korean Delegates: A Symbol of Peace
The delegate flagbearers from North and South Korea hold hands during the iconic flagbearer ceremony in a touching moment promoting peace.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, declares London 'open'
The Mayor of London declared London 'open' as he welcomed delegates to the international city.
“You will always be welcome in London”
Incredible performances from Guilford School of Acting, National Centre for Circus Arts and The Brit School
More than 200 performers from a range of backgrounds opened One Young World London 2019 to the soundtrack of “London’s Calling” by The Clash, choreographed by Nikki Trow.
Leading UK sustainable fashion designer Patrick McDowell dressed all performers in 100% sustainable costumes using only reclaimed fabrics and organic materials.
Jay Sean welcomed back to #OYW2019 for the second year running
One Young World Counsellor, Fernando Montano, dances for the oceans
Delegates ended the night at the spectacular Natural History Museum
Lead2030 - Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake kicked off proceedings with an update on Lead2030 and progress towards working towards the SDGs.
Maria Juliana Ruiz on growing young talent The First Lady of Columbia, Maria Juliana Ruiz talked about youth empowerment.
"Youth doesn't need to be empowered. You have already proved that youth has the power." Humbled and honoured to welcome First Lady of Colombia María Juliana Ruiz to #OYW2019! @infopresidencia— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 23, 2019
Tune in live: https://t.co/ZHMyx6mXSa pic.twitter.com/YDkXjMMEki
Saving the Ocean from plastic
Entrepreneur and Marine Conservationist, Chris Gorell-Barnes talked about how we can tackle plastic pollution through marine protection and restoration and in doing so secure global goal 14. Chris introduced Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch, who shared his incredible journey of the Sky Ocean Rescue plan - #PassOnPlastic
Solving the dual challenge of reducing carbon emissions and providing energy
BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley and chief economist Spencer Dale illustrated the problem and the role that energy companies, governments, and society, can play in meeting this challenge.
@BP_plc's Chief Economist Spencer Dale joins us on stage to illustrate this problem and examine the role that energy companies, governments, and society, can play in meeting this challenge. #OYW2019 pic.twitter.com/5xkiHGDM2i— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 23, 2019
Oneness of Humanity - an Interfaith discussion
Moderated by One Young World Counsellor Mohamed Amersi, the One Young World Interfaith Dialogue convened global leaders from a wide range of faith communities around the world.
How is accepting the oneness of humanity key to just, peaceful & inclusive societies?— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 23, 2019
Global leaders from a wide range of faith communities are on the #OYW2019 stage for an interfaith discussion moderated by @moamersi
Watch live: https://t.co/ZHMyx6mXSa pic.twitter.com/bi3ZKMGG7w
How can saving the most endangered species on earth help save the planet?
Supermodel and philanthropist Doutzen Kroes introduced primatologist & anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall who spoke about her lifelong career working with some of the most endangered species on earth and the balance between the treatment of animals and the health of the planet.
.@Doutzen introduces one of her personal heroes to #OYW2019: Dr Jane Goodall.— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 23, 2019
Jane has dedicated her career to working with some of the most endangered species on earth. Tune in to watch her live: https://t.co/ZHMyx6mXSa pic.twitter.com/9pDkLYj76m
.@JaneGoodallInst shares the advice that helped drive her: "You are going to have to work really hard, take every advantage and opportunity you get, but do not give up!" #OYW2019 pic.twitter.com/aI5OFwLg17— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 23, 2019
Ellie Goulding’s exclusive address
In this session Ellie represents Global Goal 13, and makes a powerful argument for us to listen and connect and tell the great stories of change and opportunity, and why sometimes the Earth needs a meme!
LIVE NOW In this exclusive address to #OYW2019, @elliegoulding tells the story of how she built the confidence to speak out on the climate emergency & why she felt moved to ask more questions on behalf of her fans: https://t.co/ZHMyx6mXSa pic.twitter.com/HxEE1yzPI9— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 23, 2019
PLENARY - Planetary Health; how is climate change endangering our health?
Our Planetary Health Plenary Session was themed: “Planetary Health; how is climate change endangering our health?” With air pollution killing 7 million a year and harming billions more, how can young leaders find new ways to protect people from illness by first curing our stricken planet?
Welcome back to One Young World's self-professed 'Grumpy Uncle' Bob Geldof
One Young World Counsellor, Bob Geldof, delivered an impactful address on the importance of young leadership.
Sir Bob Geldof touts the importance of young leadership:— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 23, 2019
'We require thoughts. We require ideas. We require action. And the people who are our leaders, are all old.' #OYW2019 pic.twitter.com/tGx6v0ONBi
One Young World Politician of the Year Awards
The One Young World Politician of the Year Award was established last year to celebrate the most impressive and impactful politicians aged 35 and under. The 2019 shortlist exemplifies the outstanding achievements of young leaders who have infiltrated the old guard of politics worldwide. From that list of 20 exceptional politicians, the expert judging panel have selected five honorees for their outstanding leadership. The winners are Juan Guaidó, Mbali Ntuli, Thórdís Gylfadóttir, Hervé Berville and Magid Magid.
"The young men and women we have here are very special. They are the future of politics. They've infiltrated the old guard, and I am honoured to present them with their award tonight."— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 23, 2019
Sir John Major says of the Politician of the Year Award Winners #OYW2019 pic.twitter.com/Hxeg1eTAz8
Towards a world without packaging waste
James Quincey, CEO of Coca-Cola, is determined that Coca-Cola play a leading role in eliminating packaging waste. He explained how the company is working to collect and reuse a bottle or can for every one that it sells, and of the innovation, collaboration and partnerships that will make this possible.
James Quincey, CEO of @CocaColaCo, is determined that Coca-Cola play a leading role in eliminating packaging waste. Tune in to hear him explain at #OYW2019 how the company is working to collect and reuse a bottle or can for every one that it sells: https://t.co/ZHMyx6mXSa pic.twitter.com/rH7fNkTX6u— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 24, 2019
Don't Change Yourself, Change the Game
Halima Aden, the first hijab-wearing model to be signed to a major agency talked to our delegates about her journey from being born and raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya to finding the passion for change and community.
Professor Muhammad Yunus and Achieving the Three Zeros
One Young World Counselor Professor Muhammad Yunus discussed his mission to eradicate three unintended and harmful after-effects of unrestrained capitalism and how he intends to improve prospects for everyone.
"If you want to save this world for your children, you have to get out of this. You have to find a way. Nothing is impossible for human beings. If you take it seriously, it will happen. That's the challenge we have. We have to build this new world." ~ @Yunus_Centre #OYW2019 pic.twitter.com/hsy23HzvfW— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 24, 2019
Is volunteering doing more harm than good?
Surprise guest, JK Rowling, and Lumos launched the new #HelpingNotHelping campaign, which aims to end orphanage tourism and volunteering. You can find out more here.
What can you do about the issue? Things you can do to help:— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 24, 2019
1) Don’t volunteer in orphanages
2) Put your money into local businesses
3) Research before working with charities & projects
4) Educate others & change their mindset @jk_rowling @Lumos #OYW2019 #HelpingNotHelping pic.twitter.com/jooj7idHBf
Modern Day Slavery Grace Forrest, Ilia Calderon and Yeonmi Park
"As free people, it is our duty to use our voices to speak for the voiceless."— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 24, 2019
It's an honour to welcome @YeonmiParkNK back to #OYW2019 - Thanks for finding the strength to stand up and share your story with us! pic.twitter.com/Y0kYJ6KssC
Diversity in the Fashion and Lifestyle publications Editor of UK Vogue Edward Enninful
For more excitement on the #OYW2019 stage, we're pleased to welcome @Edward_Enninful, the Editor-In-Chief of @BritishVogue, who will deliver a keynote about 'Diversity in the Fashion & LIfestyle Publications.'https://t.co/ZHMyx6mXSa pic.twitter.com/TeETvL1NvD— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 24, 2019
The Craftory and One Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award was created to identify and promote the world’s most revolutionary young entrepreneurs. The award honours five leaders – aged 35 and under – who have been judged on the positive social impact of their business ventures and how they are inspiring others with their leadership. The winners are Severin Hacker, Catherine Mahugu, (Kathryn Minshew), Srikanth Bolla and Elissa Freiha. One Young World Trustee Elio Leoni Sceti, who is also Chief Crafter & Co-Founder of The Craftory, introduces the session reflecting on the evolution of Purpose-driven business, FMCG 2.0, and delivering righteous causes brand by brand.
"Why are we at #OYW2019? We're here because we hope something can change."— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 24, 2019
Elio Leoni Sceti is back at One Young World for the 10th time and continues to be inspired by the young changemakers that make up #OYW. pic.twitter.com/P8VHKZRy7H
The Kofi Annan Lecture
Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), Nobel Peace Laureate and the founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, was one of our original Counsellors and a cherished friend to One Young World. To honour Kofi Annan and his legacy, we are proud to be staging The Kofi Annan Lecture 2019 in London.
To honour Kofi Annan and his legacy, we are proud to be staging The Kofi Annan Lecture 2019 in London.— One Young World (@OneYoungWorld) October 24, 2019
We are proud to welcome his son, @kojoannan10, to introduce the lecture. #OYW2019 https://t.co/ZHMyx6mXSa pic.twitter.com/BxHCF08XVf