One Young World issues last call for Irish Delegates & Partners

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The team who are bringing young leaders between the ages of 18 - 30 from all 196 countries to Dublin this October 15 - 18 have issued the final call for delegates and partners this week.

With a limit of 100 delegates to come from the host country, Ireland has 20 places available for the best young emerging leaders from areas such as government, business, not for profits and education. As part of the 1300 strong summit, delegates will debate and formulate solutions to pressing global issues. Watch the 2013 Johannesburg Summit highlights here.

Speaking about the One Young World 2014 Summit in Dublin, Peter McKenna, Commercial Director of the GAA said: 

'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to place our young leaders on a global stage to debate with and learn from a host of iconic global leaders, right here in Dublin. We are sending the best young leaders from the GAA, and I would encourage others to empower the young Irish leaders of tomorrow by sending them along as a delegate.'

The opportunity to apply and become a Delegate Speaker in one of the six Plenary Sessions closes at the end of August. The Plenary Sessions are the Summit’s main sessions and are attended by all delegates and Ambassadors. The Plenary Sessions demonstrate why One Young World differs from other conferences. Organisers do not choose the topics. Topics are decided and voted on throughout the year by Ambassadors and incoming delegates. One Young World delegates interact directly with Counsellors. Each Delegate Speaker is introduced by a Counsellor for one or two minutes before the Delegate Speaker delivers a speech. After the delegate speeches, Counsellors ‘go to the floor’ with microphones. This combination is completely unique to One Young World.

With Youth Unemployment as a cross cutting theme the 2014 Plenary Session topics are:

Counsellors attending include Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, President Mary Robinson and many other iconic global leaders. These young leaders will join the most powerful network of young leaders as part of a global force for good.

If your company or organisation would like to send a delegate and become involved in hosting this event, please make contact with one of the local hosts:

Bob Coggins [email protected] or Clara Kelleher [email protected]