Founders Welcome, introduction to voting device & Convene App
Kate Robertson and David Jones, One Young World Founders.
Building a positive world - Solutions Journalism
Sparknews and 20 Editors-in-Chief of leading global publications will address the importance of giving visibility to positive innovations around the world. In 2012, they launched the annual Impact Journalism Day where media outlets simultaneously publish special editions highlighting social and environmental initiatives. This past June, 60 newspapers in 50 countries reached 120 million readers with more than 100 stories of change.
In and Out of Extremism
Maajid Nawaz, Founder & Chairman of Quilliam Foundation, will be joined by three former extremists to explore their journeys in and out of extremism. This Session will mark the first occasion where a former Islamist, far-left and far-right extremist gather to discuss life after abandoning their radical affiliations. The panel will shed light on shaping countering violent extremism policy.
#ExtremelyTogether: A Kofi Annan Foundation Initiative
10 young leaders from all over the world have come together under the guardianship of the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, to lead their generation in countering violent extremism. From countries all over the world, and each with their own unique stories and approaches in this domain, they are united against a common threat in this global and generational struggle, and want to engage, inspire and empower One Young World Ambassadors to pick up this vital work.
Peace & Security - Are young people the key to countering extremism?
Keynote: John Simpson, World Affairs Editor, BBC
1. How can young people prevent the radicalisation of their generation?
2. Can we create a truly inclusive civil society?
3. Global politics is increasingly extreme – how do we amplify moderate voices?
Exhibition Hall Theatre Space: Questions & Answers with Maajid Nawaz
Mary Robinson: Climate Justice dialogue
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and One Young World Climate Justice Prize Winner, Barkha Mossae will discuss equitable solutions in the face of global climate displacement. The Climate Justice Dialogue will highlight the need to bridge human rights with development policies.
The 3 Zeros: zero poverty, zero unemployment & zero net carbon emissions
Nobel Peace Prize-winning Professor Muhammad Yunus will return to One Young World and lead a Session on his ‘Three Zero’ theory. With the aim of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, he will discuss steps to improve lives and achieve zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero net carbon emissions.
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Exhibition Hall Theatre Space: Questions & Answers with Professor Muhammad Yunus
Make real what matters!
Mariel von Schumman, Head of Governance & Markets for Siemens, will build her Session around the company’s core mission: to ‘make real what matters’. She will highlight the impact of healthy societies on markets, and the importance of ensuring the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Environment - Can technology save the planet?
Keynote from Minister Garneau, first Canadian Astronaut & Minister of Transport
1. How can economies be developed without damaging the environment?
2. Which new technologies will support sustainable economic growth?
3. How do we stop climate change devastating vulnerable communities?
A keynote speech from CEO of AB InBev, the world's largest brewer with the dream of being the best beer company bringing people together for a better world
Gender Equality: Challenging Stereotypes from the Ground Up
A prominent activist leads a Special Session on gender equality, challenging stereotypes in communities where women and young girls still suffer from widespread discrimination in education, employment and access to services. She will be joined by delegates who are leading positive change in this field.
ME to WE: Engaging the next generation of change makers
How can we successfully engage young people in shaping our future? Founder of We Day, Mark Kielburger, shares his insights on empowering this generation to maximise their impact with social media. Having grown WE Day to become the largest charity on Facebook, Mark will discuss positive content and its ability to create global ripple effects.
In conversation with Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman, BP and AB Volvo
Chairman of AB Volvo and BP, Carl-Henric Svanberg, will look to the future and answer questions about the long-term implications of technological advancement. In conversation with Former BBC World news anchor, Keshini Navaratnam, he will discuss the evolving energy sphere and the leadership required to adapt to these emerging trends. They will then open to the floor for a question and answer session.
Human Rights - Why are the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) communities still being persecuted in 2016?
Keynote Speech: Mark Tewksbury, Olympic Champion Swimmer, Canada
1. How can young people end the abuse and discrimination of LGBT minorities?
2. Which tools can we use to defend the rights of LGBT people?
3. How should global business protect LGBT employees and community groups?