Question Registration

For each Special Session, delegates have the opportunity to pre-register questions on the One Young World website. An independent moderator selects which questions will be asked in each Special Session.

The moderator’s main task is to ensure that the questions are varied and that the delegates selected to ask questions come from a range of geographic regions. The moderator will aim to ensure that questions which arise most frequently end up being asked in the Special Session.

Delegates will be notified by email that their question has been selected and the Chair of each Special Session will read out the names and countries of the questioners so that they can come to the microphones.

Plenary Sessions will still have open floor discussion but in order to encourage the best quality of floor discussion in the Special Sessions, we will be using this selection process. You may register questions for as many Special Sessions as you wish but we recommend only registering ONE QUESTION PER SESSION.

Question registration will close the evening before the Special Session in question is due to take place. You will be notified by email if you will be called to the microphone to ask your question. Please keep a note of the questions you put forward. If you are not in the main auditorium when your name is called out, there will not be an opportunity for you to ask your question at another time.

If for any reason you are unable to check your emails during the Summit, please ensure you are in the main auditorium during the relevant Special Session(s) with your question to hand just in case. 

Friday 20 November 2015

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Leading Urban Innovation

Mayors from around the world will open up a conversation on the main stage to talk about the work and challenges cities face. Together they will discuss ground-breaking and innovative ideas to address issues in cities such as public safely, education, climate change, aging populations, economic progress, regional collaboration and sustainability.

Post it on the grape Vine

Jérôme Jarre is a French entrepreneur, Vine star and Snapchat celebrity with over 7.5 million followers. Having founded the first mobile marketing agency and production house, Grape Story, the One Young World stage is the ideal opportunity to share his insights into the ways in which millennials can use digital tools to market themselves and their social initiatives.

Yeonmi Park: In Order to live

Yeonmi Park fled North Korea at 13, risking everything at the hands of frontier guards and human traffickers to escape the oppressive Kim regime. Yeonmi’s speech at the One Young World Summit 2014 went viral and launched her as an international voice in the struggle for human rights in North Korea. After the recent release of her best-selling autobiography, the 21 year activist and youth icon returns to the Summit to share deeper insights into her extraordinary life.


Saturday 21 November 2015

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Debating the Formula for Digital Life

How can we use telecoms to drive social good? As the CEO of O2 Telefonica, Ronan is passionate about the possibilities that increased connectivity can bring. He believes that we can drive access to education, health and basic information through increased access to the internet. Ronan will speak about how O2 aims to inform and increase global broadband connectivity.

Global leadership in a changing energy world

Climate change is placing increasing demands on business, especially the automobile and energy industries. Chairman of BP and also Volvo, Carl Heinrich Svanberg, will answer the challenging questions young people have for these industries. One Young World is not only an opportunity for delegates to learn from global leaders but also to challenge the status quo and demand answers from incumbent leadership on the pressing concerns the millennial generation faces.

Planetary: Reconnect to something bigger

Planetary is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. Award-winning director Guy Reid of Planetary and former NASA astronaut, Ron Garan will ask you to reevaluate yourself, your relationship to others and the world around us.

Sexual Wellbeing: AIDS / HIV

70 percent of all sexually transmitted HIV infection cases in Thailand are occurring among people between the ages of 15 and 24. Education and frank discussion are a vital part of the solution. James Chau’s panel discusses ways in which good sexual health practices can stall the spread of HIV and how we can end the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS.

Women At the Top

Despite the efforts of the international women’s rights movement, half of the world’s talent base still face inequalities just because they are women. The He for She solidarity movement works towards a just and equal world by including men in the fight for women’s rights. One Young World Counsellors will discuss their roles as female leaders, how they contribute to He for She, and how a more equal world will benefit us all.