One Young World 2018 The Hague Agenda

Please note this agenda is subject to change. We advise you to avoid booking meetings unless these can be flexible.

Disclaimer: All the offsite workshops are within a 10 min walk from the World Forum.

12:00
World Forum

Registration & Exhibition Open

An opportunity to network with fellow One Young World delegates ahead of the official start of the One Young World Summit.

Delegate Networking

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Location: Yangtze Room

Ahead of the opening ceremony, meet fellow delegates from around the world in facilitated networking sessions.

What to expect from becoming a OYW Ambassador

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Location: INNOVATION Stage

Before the summit officially begins at the opening ceremony, participate in Q&A with members of the OYW Community Team on how to make the most of your summit experience.

Renée Scheltema Talks about her film 'Normal is Over' and Q&A

Location: North America Room

How to Profitably-Do-Good | Location: Level 2, Everest 1 & 2 | Time: 14:00 - 15:15

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Everest Room 

Hosted by: COYI/Barclays

OYW is not just about talking, it is about doing. Join The Circle of Young Intrapreneurs for a session which will guide OYW Ambassadors through a journey to channel all their inspiration into the creation of 8 to 10 new projects which aim to profitably-do-good; each of these ideas will have the power to change the world. Delegates will also be given the tools, techniques and know-how to deliver these projects after the conference, as well as the support of the world's largest network of Social Intrapreneurs, to help them change business into a #forceforgood.

Delegate Networking

Time: 14:15 - 15:15

Location: Yangtze Room

Ahead of the opening ceremony, meet fellow delegates from around the world in facilitated networking sessions.

What to expect from becoming a OYW Ambassador

Time: 14:15 - 15:15

Location: INNOVATION Stage

Before the summit officially begins at the opening ceremony, participate in Q&A with members of the OYW Community Team on how to make the most of your summit experience.

18:30
Peace Palace

Opening Ceremony

The One Young World Opening Ceremony will be held in front of The Peace Palace – the historic temple of Peace & Justice, an international law administrative building that houses the International Courts of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law and the Peace Palace Library.

Thursday 18th October

08:00
Main stage

Ambassadors in Action

One Young World Ambassadors from around the world are working on initiatives to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Leading by example, One Young World Ambassadors from the various sectors explain the ways in which they used their previous experiences at One Young World Summits to launch these initiatives within their companies and the wider community. The case studies demonstrate the ways in which this year's cohort of delegates can take the inspiration they gain in The Hague and turn it into meaningful impact.

Young People & Politics

Sir John Major left school at 16 and entered politics at the age of 21. He became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1990, serving until 1997. After more than 50 years of public service, Sir John believes young people should be encouraged to pursue a career in politics, not least since they have a crucial role to play in shaping all our futures in this ever-faster moving world.

Business for Good

Advancing the Energy Transition

The world is growing like never before, creating opportunity for billions of people. And all this growth requires energy. But as the world demands more energy it also demands that it be produced and delivered in new ways, with fewer emissions. CEO Bob Dudley explores the challenges of BP’s dual mission of delivering the energy that the world needs while advancing the low carbon world that we all want through BP’s commitment to reduce emissions in its operations, improving products and services, and creating low carbon businesses.

The New Victorians: how today's business leaders should be inspired by the 19th century's business philanthropists

John Roberts is a British entrepreneur, businessman, investor and passionate philanthropist, having founded electrical goods giant AO. Inspired by the great philanthro-capitalists of the 19th century, he dedicates much of his time to providing opportunities for youth in deprived neighbourhoods through the organisation OnSide. John Roberts reflects on the ways in which economic prosperity can benefit wider society and not just the one percent, drawing on lessons from the business philanthropists of Victorian Britain.

The World Can't Wait

RB drives consumer health forward through innovation and is one of the fastest growing companies in the fastest growing markets. CEO Rakesh Kapoor is a champion of the company’s culture of entrepreneurialism in order to create consumer access to health and hygiene products. He explores the way in which One Young World Ambassadors have been intrapreneurs and created additional social benefits through their careers at RB.

 

Two billion people cannot get the energy to run a fridge: this must change

There has never been a better time to live. Global life expectancy is now 72 years, the proportion of the world population in extreme poverty and the infant mortality rate are plummeting. Energy has powered this progress… yet we are still a long way from where the world should be. Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden looks at the two billion people on the planet who have yet to enjoy the benefits of reliable modern energy: electricity. He considers how much better the world can be. And he sets out what he, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and One Young World can do to make that happen.

The EMPOWER Stage & INNOVATION Stage run simultaneously.

In between Side Stage sessions:
You have the chance to win an Oculus Go: Join Accenture at the INNOVATION Stage where you can suggest your tech innovation to change the world, try out the latest Tech4Good innovations, find out how powerful your mind is. You can also use this time to charge your phone.

Join Shell at the EMPOWER Stage where you can relax or energise with a mix of meditation-led sessions as well as dance & drum activities.

Click on the stage names below to view your options

Networking Break

10:18

Q&A Ben van Beurden - Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Networking Break

10:18

Q&A Ambassadors in Action

Q&A Bob Dudley - BP

11:21
Main stage

Leadership in Challenging Times

Bob Geldof

The Power of Knowledge - the multiplier effect of investing in education

Education drives economic empowerment and social mobility. CEO,Tidjane Thiam in conversation with Marisa Drew, explains the ways in which Credit Suisse’s Global Education Initiative and its Impact Investing arm supports programs that improve the quality of educational opportunities for young people (SDG 4) but also how the multiplier effect of investing in education can positively contribute to all of the other SDGs.

Plenary Session - Human Rights

SDGs: where do human rights fit in?

With keynote introduction from Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General, Amnesty.

As the International City of Peace and Justice, The Hague is home to the International Criminal Court (ICC). With over 120 signatories, the ICC is one of the few global bodies holding governments accountable for their actions.

Yet according to Amnesty International “the world witnessed a rollback of human rights” in 2017. It stated that “women’s rights took a nosedive” in many countries, while there was a simultaneous rise in xenophobia and discrimination towards minority groups.

Of the One Young World Ambassadors surveyed, 69% have witnessed a human rights violation in their country, and nearly half had personally suffered from one. To combat this One Young World Ambassadors are leading initiatives which have impacted on 137,723 people in tackling inequalities and providing new opportunities for disadvantaged groups. A further 207,774 people have been educated and engaged by One Young World Ambassador projects in building more peaceful and inclusive societies.

The SDGs seem all encompassing and 90% of the goals are linked to human rights, underpinned by the fundamental commitment to “leave no one behind”. But with the state of global politics in 2018, could more be done to reflect human rights more explicitly in the SDGs?

The EMPOWER Stage & INNOVATION Stage run simultaneously.

In between Side Stage sessions:
You have the chance to win an Oculus Go: Join Accenture at the INNOVATION Stage where you can suggest your tech innovation to change the world, try out the latest Tech4Good innovations, find out how powerful your mind is. You can also use this time to charge your phone.

Join Shell at the EMPOWER Stage where you can relax or energise with a mix of meditation-led sessions as well as dance & drum activities.

Click on the stage names below to view your options

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

13:50

Q&A Plenary Session - Human Rights

Caroline Mutoko in conversation with Thuli Madonsela

Caroline Mutoko, COO of Radio Africa Group interviews Thuli Madonsela, Former Public Protector of South Africa, Chair of Social Justice Univesity of Stellenbosch & Chief Patron of The Thuli Madonsela Foundation. 

Spark change by running a post-Summit project

London Ambassadors share their experience of running a post-Summit project: the End Domestic Abuse Working Group, which developed out of the Ottawa summit. Join Charlie Oliver (Managing Ambassador for Europe), Tala Dajani (Coordinating Ambassador for London), Jemima Lovatt (Chair of the One Young World End Domestic Abuse Working Group) and Chiara Lisowski (Coordinating Ambassador for UK2) for this empowering conversation of how to bring ambassadors together in your region and make a lasting difference.

Lunch Break

13:50

Q&A Plenary Session - Human Rights

How can youth actively combat global far right movements? with Extremely Together

Come and join this interactive conversation with Extremely Together Young Leaders to develop youth-led solutions to the rise of far-right extremism!

The SparkShow

How to pitch your project!

Discover an innovative and lively format - a cross between TedX and The Voice - during which a selection of delegates have three minutes to pitch their project to a panel of journalists from world renowned media. Fingers will hover above buzzers as delegates convince the journalists to cover their story for publication!

Come and get inspired by the delegates' success stories and learn how to pitch your own project with the advice and feedback from journalists.

Lunch Break

14:00

Europol (Thursday 18th) | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:50 - 15:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: Europol 

Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency. Our main goal is to achieve a safer Europe for the benefit of all the EU citizens.

Full

One Planet Communicating the Global Goals (Thursday 18th) | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:50 - 15:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: Museon, Museum for Culture & Science

This session in the exhibition One Planet revolves around the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations with the aim of creating a secure, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Full

Changing the health of the next generation through advocacy and action: the role of the community organization in pushing your passion projects forward | Location: Level 2, Everest 1 & 2 | Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Central America Room 

Hosted by: AstraZeneca Young Health Programme

Building on the knowledge that many One Young World delegates have started or are thinking of staring their own non-profits, this session offers an opportunity to share experiences and learn from experts by providing an introductory overview of moving deas to proposals, with an emphasis on project funding. It will include a facilitated networking activity; a brief presentation on best practices and resources for funding; and a Q&A with experts representing private sector, civil society, and young social changemakers.

It is our intention to profile the work of a few of our YHP scholars and ask them questions about how they have obtained funding - challenges and successes! 

Full

Young & BRAVE: How young people can defend human rights and build sustainable communities | Location: Ground floor, Alexia | Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Princess Alexia Room 

Hosted by: Amnesty

What does it take to be a young human rights defender? Join an inspirational and interactive workshop with Amnesty International to find out what you can do yourself to defend human rights and build sustainable communities!

Full

Belgium in the UN Security Council: what exactly can diplomacy contribute to building a better world in the age of twitter? | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:50 - 15:45

Location: Offsite 

Hosted by: Embassy of Belgium in the Netherlands

Belgium becomes a member of the UN Security Council for the next 2 years. Can a small country make a difference in building a better world?

Closed

Norway in the Netherlands: A Lunch at the Embassy of Norway | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:50 - 15:45

Location: Offsite 

Hosted by: Royal Norwegian Embassy

Learn about Norwegian-Dutch diplomatic relations, Norway’s role in several International Organizations and its ambitions for a UN security council seat through an informative meeting at the Embassy of Norway.  

Full

125 years of work towards peaceful relations across borders: the Hague Conference on Private International Law (Thursday 18th) | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:50 - 15:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: Hague Conference on Private International Law

For 125 years, the Hague Conference on Private International Law promotes peace and justice globally by adopting treaties that pragmatically overcome differences of national laws; promote human rights; and facilitate international trade, commerce and investment.

Full

How to enable the world of business to play its part in peace, justice and strong institutions | Location: Ground floor, North America | Time: 13:35 - 14:35

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum North America Room 

Hosted by: Chartered Accountants Worldwide

 

Chartered Accountants Worldwide invite you to a highly interactive, stimulating and thought-provoking discussion workshop. As future leaders you will explore the opportunity for business to deliver on Goal 16 of the Sustainable |Development Goals: Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.

Full

How to run a successful election campaign | Location : Ground floor, South America | Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum South America Room 

Hosted by: Kenny Imafidon

This is an ideal workshop for anyone who is interested in standing as a candidate in an election soon or in the near distant future. In this workshop you will get vital tips and first-hand experience on how to organise your campaign.

Returning Ambassdor Kenny Imafidon with fellow Ambassador Tabata C. Amaral de Pontes, will focus on how to run an effective campaign and share lessons learned. Kenny and Tabata have been working together on her campaign for election in São Paulo this summer.

Full

Introduction to the work of the OPCW | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:50 - 15:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)

The session will present the mission and activities of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – winner of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its extensive efforts to rid the world of chemical weapons.

Full

Introduction to UN IRMCT (Thursday 18th) | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:50 - 15:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: MICT (UNITED NATIONS International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals)

Introducing the work of UN IRMCT functions and mandate, with focus on the work of External Relations Office and Outreach Programme.

Full

Getting young delinquents back on board with public private partnership | Location: Ground Floor, Ariane | Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Princess Ariane Room

Hosted by: KPMG - The Netherlands

Public-private partnerships are very a constructive way to realize social objectives. In this workshop we explore a program aimed at solving youth unemployment, creating new perspectives, alleviate poverty and advance economic development for young delinquents with all parties involved; KPMG, the Dutch government, a NGO and a former convicted youngster.

Full

Corporate/NGO partnerships - building sustainable relationships which make business sense. | Location: Level 1, Yangtze 1&2 | Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Yangtze Room 

Hosted by: RB

Want to set up a partnership with an NGO, but not sure where to begin? In this workshop Kaleigh Heard, Co-Founder of NGO The Unmentionables, will share how best to build a successful and sustainable corporate/NGO partnership.

Full

How to enable the world of business to play its part in peace, justice and strong institutions (B session) | Location: Ground floor, North America | Time: 14:35 - 15:35

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum North America Room 

Hosted by: Chartered Accountants Worldwide

 

Chartered Accountants Worldwide invite you to a highly interactive, stimulating and thought-provoking discussion workshop. As future leaders you will explore the opportunity for business to deliver on Goal 16 of the Sustainable |Development Goals: Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.

Closed

15:38
Main stage

The Refugee Crisis

The world’s most vulnerable people: why we need to do more for refugees

Having spent a significant amount of time in Jordan, Amber Heard shares her experiences on working with refugees and the daily reality of the life of women in a refugee camp. She also sheds light on the recent opprobrium of the forced family separation on the border of Mexico and her native Texas and explains why she is dedicating herself to campaigning for the rights and dignity of migrants, particularly women and children

The Reality of the Refugee Journey

The nature of the infrastructure in refugee camps leave vulnerable people further exposed to risk of Sexual Violence. Additionally, many refugees will have experienced Sexual Violence in the conflict they fled or en route to the refugee camp. Providing care and protection for survivors of sexual violence is immensely challenging - the panellists discuss approaches they have taken and the actions that other young people can commit to in order to support.

Global connections: Building bridges, not walls

While technology is making our world ever more connected, strains of protectionism and nationalism are emerging across the globe. In this context, Hikmet Ersek draws on his own international background – as a migrant, a citizen of both Austria and Turkey, and the CEO of one of the world’s most global companies – he shares his views on the importance of building bridges in a world that is calling out for walls.

Protecting Children and Minors

LUMOS - ending institutionalisation of children by 2050

Lumos CEO, Georgette Mulheir, is joined by Lumos celebrity Ambassador Rossana Bee and young women who have experienced institutionalisation to discuss the importance of female role models. Eight million children live in orphanages and other institutions globally despite the fact that 80% are not orphans but have been separated from their families because of poverty and discrimination. Orphanages harm children, exposing them to all forms of abuse and trafficking and that is why Lumos is working to end institutionalisation of children by 2050.

The EMPOWER Stage & INNOVATION Stage run simultaneously.

In between Side Stage sessions:
You have the chance to win an Oculus Go: Join Accenture at the INNOVATION Stage where you can suggest your tech innovation to change the world, try out the latest Tech4Good innovations, find out how powerful your mind is. You can also use this time to charge your phone.

Join Shell at the EMPOWER Stage where you can relax or energise with a mix of meditation-led sessions as well as dance & drum activities.

Click on the stage names below to view your options

Networking Break

16:55

Q&A Hikmet Ersek - Western Union

Networking Break

16:55

We are One

A multifaith session with Mohamed Amersi & OYW delegates.

17:38
Main stage

Action against Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence & HIV

Wars and civil unrest are increasingly wreaking havoc on the lives of women and girls who often become refugees vulnerable to abuse. The effects of such violence can be devastating and long-lasting and are a particular danger to a woman’s reproductive health. Women and girls who are subjected to sexual violence are at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Clifford Samuel explains how Gilead, one of the biggest manufacturers of antiretroviral medications, is creating partnerships that help break the link between sexual violence and HIV.

Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence Launch

One Young World launches the Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence Initiative. Young leaders from around the world share their insights into PSVI and what they aim to achieve. With a rallying call to action they explain the ways in which business, governments and civil society can contribute to their initiatives.

Tawakkol Karman

Having won the Nobel Peace Prize aged just 32, Tawakkol Karman understands the challenges of being a young leader. She reflects on her tireless campaigning to ensure Arab women’s voices are heard and acknowledged and discusses the ways in which young people can become key decision makers and play active roles in ongoing peace processes.

Tribute to Kofi Annan

Friday 19th October

08:00
Main stage

Education

Ambassadors in Action

One Young World Ambassadors from around the world are working on initiatives to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Leading by example, One Young World Ambassadors from the various sectors explain the ways in which they used their previous experiences at One Young World Summits to launch these initiatives within their companies and the wider community. The case studies demonstrate the ways in which this year's cohort of delegates can take the inspiration they gain in The Hague and turn it into meaningful impact.

Working together towards a new inclusive digital revolution

The digital world was born in Silicon Valley when a group of young students, scientists, business men and women, started to communicate through the Arpanet. They wanted to think differently and get rid of all boundaries. Unfortunately, this utopia has been lost along the way. We thought that digital was naturally inclusive. It is clear that this is not the case. The older generations tend to consider that all young people are at ease with digital tools and processes. In reality, even in developed countries, there are millions of young people who do not own a computer, or even have access to one. Without basic digital education, they are put at the margins of society. Digital and inclusion are not synonymous. It is of utmost importance to reorient the digital culture towards its original ideal: diversity - and turn the virtual world into a virtuous cycle.

Purpose-led business: A new model to fight malnutrition

Fresh thinking on nutrition is more necessary than ever. Today, while over 800 million people are chronically undernourished, 1.4 billion are overweight or obese. While the world’s population continues to grow to a predicted 9-10 billion by 2050, we lose and/or discard more than a third of all the food we produce and are already seeing the effects of climate change on agricultural production and environmental degradation of the land and oceans. CEO Feike Sijbesma explains how DSM seeks to ensure the economic viability of all products they develop and deliver, and increase the accessibility and affordability of healthy, safe and great-tasting food, while ensuring fair incomes for all players in the food value chain.

What can business do for young people?

Senior Partner & Chief Executive of Deloitte in the UK, David Sproul,  focuses on the role of business in preparing young people for the changing world of work in light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In 2030, half of young people worldwide will not have the skills needed for decent work - what can business do to help address that gap?

Plenary Session - Education

Will the internet achieve equality in education?

With keynote introduction 'Education Transforming Lives' from Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International.

The global youth unemployment rate is on the rise again. The UN’s International Labour Organization predicts that numbers will increase by 200,000 in 2018 to a total of 71.1 million (more than 13%). After several years of improvement from the crisis peak of 76.7 million youth employed in 2009, the problem is again getting worse.

In addition, more than 160 million working youths in the developing world are living on pay of less than $3.10 a day. Almost 90% of all young people live in developing countries.
There is a widespread assumption that youth unemployment and conflict are directly related, with a lack of economic opportunity associated with greater vulnerability to participation in armed violence, crime and other illicit activities.

One Young World Ambassador-led projects are alleviating poverty and developing the economy by providing access to training, education and employment opportunities. Yet young people are three times as likely to be unemployed as adults, and in 76% of countries with data more than one in ten youths are neither in education nor working.

If we do not create the 600 million jobs needed for young people in the next decade, how can we deal with the ramifications?

The EMPOWER Stage & INNOVATION Stage run simultaneously.

In between Side Stage sessions:
You have the chance to win an Oculus Go: Join Accenture at the INNOVATION Stage where you can suggest your tech innovation to change the world, try out the latest Tech4Good innovations, find out how powerful your mind is. You can also use this time to charge your phone.

Join Shell at the EMPOWER Stage where you can relax or energise with a mix of meditation-led sessions as well as dance & drum activities.

Click on the stage names below to view your options

Networking Break

11:00

Q&A Plenary Session - Education

Q&A David Sproul - Deloitte UK

Networking Break

11:00

Q&A Plenary Session - Education

Q&A Feike Sijbesma - DSM

11:53
Main stage

Tech for Good Business

Entrepreneurship, Belief & Opportunity

Akon is more recognized as a business man than a musician these days. His most recent venture is Akon Lighting Africa which is providing solar power to African countries and he is also building a new futuristic 'Crypto city,' in Senegal, which will trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKoin. In the belief that entrepreneurship can solve a plethora of societal issues, Akon takes the delegates through his personal life story and introduces Team Akon, the One Young World entrepreneurs he has been mentoring.

Tech for Good

Zahra Bahrololoumi is a Senior Managing Director and Technology Lead for Accenture in the UK and Ireland. If the last decade has been about technology happening to us, then we are last seeing that balance shift, placing people once more at the heart of the technical revolution. Today Zahra uses Accenture’s Tech Trends research to ask how organisations are ensuring that the new relationships they build with us are built on trust and focus on the responsibility of business to use Tech4Good.

Driving Growth Through a New Mindset

Strengthening Democracy & Improving Governance

Democracy is facing a crisis. According to the Freedom House, 2017 was the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. Mo Ibrahim introduces the work of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which works to champion  the critical importance of governance and leadership for Africa. It is Mo Ibrahim’s belief that governance and leadership lie at the heart of any tangible and shared improvement in the quality of life of African citizens

The Ethics Revolution

A company's behaviour is as important as its economic performance or the quality of its products. In this regards, L’Oréal’s ambition is to be an exemplary company worldwide and integrates ethics into the very heart of its business practices. In 2018, the group was recognized for the ninth time by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies; Chief Ethics Officer, Emmanuel Lulin, explains the company’s approach to ethics and the ways he is working to achieve an ever-increasing participation of employees and the level of management commitment around the world.

"It's the purpose, stupid!" - Steering a corporation into the purpose era

Returning counsellor Peter Schwarzenbauer, member of the board of management of BMW AG, believes in the power of purpose. Future-proof companies need more than a sound business model, customer centricity and the latest technologies. Peter Schwarzenbauer argues that a company’s long-term right to exist depends on the ability to reflect on the role of business and the authentic articulation of purpose to actively shape the future we want to live in.

The EMPOWER Stage & INNOVATION Stage run simultaneously.

In between Side Stage sessions:
You have the chance to win an Oculus Go: Join Accenture at the INNOVATION Stage where you can suggest your tech innovation to change the world, try out the latest Tech4Good innovations, find out how powerful your mind is. You can also use this time to charge your phone.

Join Shell at the EMPOWER Stage where you can relax or energise with a mix of meditation-led sessions as well as dance & drum activities.

Click on the stage names below to view your options

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

13:25

Block Chain

Further details to come.

Q&A Mo Ibrahim

Q&A Ambassadors in Action

Lunch Break

13:38

Q&A Lord Michael Hastings - KPMG International

How we can save the Oceans – Global Goal 14 Solving the biggest problem on our planet - The Crisis in our Oceans

The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) exists to combat over-fishing and the destruction of biodiversity – arguably the largest problem facing the world’s oceans – by delivering practical conservation solutions, including the creation of large-scale marine reserves. BLUE’s aim is to put 10% of the world’s oceans under protection by 2020 and 30% by 2030. BLUE also work to establish sustainable fisheries, allowing fish stocks to recover over time. Healthy oceans are vital for the future of humanity, not only to provide a future food supply for a growing population, but because complex ocean ecosystems absorb half the planet’s CO2 and produce nearly half its oxygen. Oceans denuded of fish cannot function effectively and are less resilient to climate change, acidification and plastic pollution. But, unlike most other environmental problems, overfishing is relatively easy to solve. BLUE’s projects around the world are designed to be decisive and effective. So far, BLUE has contributed to nearly Five million square kilometres of ocean being protected, including a no-take zone nearly the size of the UK around Ascension Island. Most recently, BLUE’s win-win model of sustainable fishing and conservation developed in Lyme Bay, Dorset has been applied to several new sites across the world where it will continue to benefit local fishermen and coastal communities as well as the regions’ important marine habitats.

Inclusion Ignites Innovation

Lucy Cooper is Innovation Director at Accenture – helping to create sustainable innovation practices and transform business through growth. But to do that requires a different approach and a different way of thinking. As we demand better and smarter solutions to the challenges we face, Lucy addresses the question of how we can use innovation to drive inclusivity – and inclusivity to drive innovation. Fuelled by technology.

Lunch Break

Introduction to UN IRMCT (Friday 19th) | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:00 - 14:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: MICT (UNITED NATIONS International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals)

Introducing the work of UN IRMCT functions and mandate, with focus on the work of External Relations Office and Outreach Programme.

Full

Europol (19th)| Location: Offsite | Time: 13:00 - 14:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: Europol

Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency. Our main goal is to achieve a safer Europe for the benefit of all the EU citizens.

Full

One Planet Communicating the Global Goals (Friday 19th) | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:00 - 14:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: Museon, Museum for Culture & Science

This session in the exhibition One Planet revolves around the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations with the aim of creating a secure, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Full

SDG Start-Up Challenge | Location: Ground Floor, Central America | Time: 13:15 - 14:15

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Central America Room

Hosted by:  Toby Hanington

The opportunity for teams of delegates to explore their entrepreneurial side and pitch an idea for an innovative start-up which works towards achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Full

Enterprise for Peace | Location: Level 1, Yangtze 1&2 | Time: 13:15 - 14:15

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Yangtze Room 

Hosted by: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

A workshop that focuses on sharing the best practice for creating youth employment opportunities for prosperous and peaceful societies (particularly in vulnerable regions).

Full

An Afternoon with Eurojust | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: Eurojust 

We will run the Young leaders through a session of what Eurojust is and give them concrete examples of our work.

Full

125 years of working towards peaceful relations across borders | Location: Offsite | Time: 13:00 - 14:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: Hague Conference on Private International Law

For 125 years, the Hague Conference on Private International Law promotes peace and justice globally by adopting treaties that pragmatically overcome differences of national laws; promote human rights; and facilitate international trade, commerce and investment.

Full

How to Profitably-Do-Good | Location: Ground Floor, Ariane | Time: 13:15 - 14:15

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Princess Ariane Room 

Hosted by: COYI/Barclays

OYW is not just about talking, it is about doing. Join The Circle of Young Intrapreneurs for a session which will guide OYW Ambassadors through a journey to channel all their inspiration into the creation of 8 to 10 new projects which aim to profitably-do-good; each of these ideas will have the power to change the world. Delegates will also be given the tools, techniques and know-how to deliver these projects after the conference, as well as the support of the world's largest network of Social Intrapreneurs, to help them change business into a #forceforgood.

Full

Building for All: Product Inclusion as the Great Equalizer | Location: Ground Floor, South America | Time: 13:15 - 14:15

Location: Conference Center: World Forum South America Room 

Hosted by: Google

Product inclusion can help us create viable solution for the next billion users, many of whom need equitable solutions that the SDGs aim to support, uplift and build equitable outcomes for.

Full

How to Create a Successful Public/Private Partnership | Location: Ground floor, Alexia | Time: 13:15 - 14:15

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Princess Alexia Room

Hosted by: BMS

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation will host an interactive conversation on building successful public-private partnership, with large emphasis on maximizing grant impact to build sustainable growth for programs and initiatives. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation will use examples from its successful work in treating HIV and pediatric oncology in southern and east Africa to provide delegates with the necessary tools to better leverage partnerships in their communities

Full

Can you bridge the future skills gap where you live? | Location: Ground Floor, North America | Time: 13:15 - 14:15

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum North America Room 

Hosted by: British Council

Learn about future skills, see how the British Council is equipping young people with these skills, and think about how you can address the future skills gap where you live.

Full

15:13
Main stage

Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development

Why Democracy is Failing to Create Economic Growth and How to Fix It

Endless elections, unqualified leaders, uninformed voters, and short-term thinking are impeding economic growth. International Economist Dambisa Moyo presents ten ways to make democracy better able to address the range of headwinds that the global economy faces.

 

Sustainability & Social Change - Studio One Eight Nine

Actress and campaigner Rosario Dawson co-founded Studio One Eighty Nine is a fashion social enterprise based in Ghana and the United States. Its goal is to promote African and African-inspired fashion in the belief increasing the market share of the fashion industry and encouraging traditional techniques will lead to social change. Studio One Eighty Nine partners with the United Nations International Trade Centre, and the UN Ethical Fashion Initiative and focuses on economic empowerment for women and the development of entrepreneurial and financial skills. Rosario Dawson discusses the role entrepreneurship can play in the empowerment of women and wider societal equality. 

Plenary Session - Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development

Can solving youth unemployment avert future conflicts?

Almost ten years ago, the UN announced the world’s first tuition-free online university, designed to use the Internet to bring further education to the masses requiring only an admission fee of $50 or less. The University continues to exist and has recently had further support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

According to Save The Children, more than half of the world’s school-aged children are not learning. Roughly 750 million people over the age of 15 still can’t read or write a basic sentence. With $8.15 billion invested in edtech companies globally in 2017 alone, there is newfound hope of providing more accessible forms of education to those that need it most.

One Young World Ambassador initiatives are using online technology to close the opportunities gap between men and women, and between developing and developed societies. Projects have educated 108,150 students, providing employable skills and training.
But are we doing enough to exploit the wonders of the world wide web for the benefit of better educating the global population?

The EMPOWER Stage & INNOVATION Stage run simultaneously.

In between Side Stage sessions:
You have the chance to win an Oculus Go: Join Accenture at the INNOVATION Stage where you can suggest your tech innovation to change the world, try out the latest Tech4Good innovations, find out how powerful your mind is. You can also use this time to charge your phone.

Join Shell at the EMPOWER Stage where you can relax or energise with a mix of meditation-led sessions as well as dance & drum activities.

Click on the stage names below to view your options

Networking Break

17:47

Three Zeros with Professor Yunus

Q&A Professor Yunus,2006 Nobel Peace Laureate & Founder Grameen Bank, Hans Reitz, Founder & Managing Director Grameen Creative Lab & Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre Bagladesh.

Networking Break

17:46

Q&A Plenary Session - Poverty Alleviation

18:20
Main stage

A Life dedicated to International Law

Having survived the concentration camps of the Holocaust, President Theodor Meron has spent his life fighting for a more just and humane world. He played a key role in the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC), drafting the provisions on crimes, including war crimes and crimes against humanity and now serves as President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. He reflects on his career as a leading scholar of human rights and international criminal and humanitarian law and encourages the delegation to create new international support for the work of the great institutions of international law.

A World of Three Zeros

Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus declares it's time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken - that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction. Muhammad Yunus describes the new civilization that is emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire and offers a challenge to young people, business and political leaders to embrace his mission to eradicate three unintended and pernicious after effects of unrestrained capitalism and improve prospects for everyone.

To be Announced

Session to be announced from 18:33 to 18:48. 

Saturday 20th October

8:00
Main stage

Environment

Constellation

On Dec 24th, 1968 the astronauts of Apollo 8 took a photograph of the Earth - first time in history our planet had ever been seen from this vantage point. It is a vision of awe and wonder, and one that has forever changed our perspective of our planet and our place in the universe. In all of human history, only 560 people have seen the Earth from space and had the opportunity to experience what is commonly referred to as the Overview Effect. Astronauts Ron Garan and Andre Kuipers discuss the work they have done since coming down to Earth to help more people change their views on our planet and proclaim our need for profound long-term collaboration between governments, communities, non-profits, enterprise, and artists.

Ambassadors in Action

Leading by example, One Young World Ambassadors from various sectors explain the ways in which they used their previous experiences at One Young World Summits to launch new initiatives within their companies and the wider community. The case studies demonstrate the ways in which this year's cohort of delegates can take the inspiration they gain in The Hague and turn it into meaningful impact. One Young World Trustee and Co-Founder of The Craftory, Elio Leoni Sceti, introduces the session and the Ambassadors, reflecting on his view of the evolution of mission-driven business, FMCG 2.0, and delivering righteous causes brand by brand.

 

Ambitious Plans for Plastic

Food and beverage packaging is an important part of our modern lives, yet, the world has a packaging problem. At The Coca-Cola Company, we believe we have the responsibility to help solve this problem by investing in our planet and our packaging to create better collection and recycling solutions. In 2017, we created an industry-first, ambitious goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle and can we sell globally by 2030. This goal is the centerpiece of our new packaging vision for a World Without Waste. Hear from Ulrike Sapiro and Joe Franses on how Coca-Cola and our bottling partners plan on making a World Without Waste possible.

Climate Justice - Putting People First

Mary Robinson introduces the work of her foundation, a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten – the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world.

Environment

Plenary Session - Environment

How can our planet survive plastic pollution?

In the past decade the world produced more plastic than in the whole of the last century. We buy 1 million plastic bottles every minute and use 17 million barrels of oil each year just to produce those plastic bottles. Each year 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean. Some of these plastics can survive in the environment for 500 years. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, if big industry doesn’t clean up its act, there will be more plastic waste in the sea than fish by 2050. A single mass of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean, dubbed the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ has grown to three times the size of France. As the organisation A Plastic Planet regularly states; “we are all Plastic Addicts”. To turn this around 69% of One Young World Ambassadors have personally taken steps to be more responsible in the consumption and disposal of plastics in their country. Recycling offers hope. Every ton of recycled plastic saves up to 2,000 gallons of gasoline and the process uses 88 per cent less energy than making new plastic. Ambassador initiatives have also impacted 17,418 people in sustainable production and consumption, from making fair trade chocolate to recycling used sports equipment. ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ was the theme of this year’s World Environment Day. But do such initiatives amount to ‘too little, too late’?

The EMPOWER Stage & INNOVATION Stage run simultaneously.

In between Side Stage sessions:
You have the chance to win an Oculus Go: Join Accenture at the INNOVATION Stage where you can suggest your tech innovation to change the world, try out the latest Tech4Good innovations, find out how powerful your mind is. You can also use this time to charge your phone.

Join Shell at the EMPOWER Stage where you can relax or energise with a mix of meditation-led sessions as well as dance & drum activities.

Click on the stage names below to view your options

Networking Break

11:02

Q&A Plenary Session - Environment

Q&A Ulrike Sapiro and Joe Franses - Coca-Cola

Q&A Ulrike Sapiro, Director of Sustainability & Stakeholders Coca-Cola and Joe Franses, Vice President of Sustainability Coca-Cola European Partners.

Networking Break

11:02

Q&A Plenary Session - Environment

Q&A Ambassadors in Action

11:55
Main stage

Achieving a Sustainable Future

Mission 2020

Architect of the Paris Agreement, Christiana Figueres, is on a mission to drive urgent action to limit the effects of climate change, particularly for the most vulnerable people and countries. With radical collaboration and stubborn optimism we will bend the curve of global GHG emissions by 2020, enabling humanity to flourish. It’s necessary, it’s desirable and it’s achievable.

Mission Subzero: How smart mobility contributes to a livable tomorrow

Resource scarcity, environmental degradation and climate change are some of the major challenges of our times. They affect our social lives as well as companies worldwide. It is essential to develop viable business models and ensure sustainability that goes beyond the product itself and includes ecological, economic and social aspects.
Economic success and responsible action are inseparably linked. The Audi Group takes this responsibility very seriously in order to be a good employer over the long term, to remain competitive, to delight its customers, to protect the environment, and to ensure a livable future for generations to come.

Reducing Inequalities

LGBT+ - Human Rights

The panel share their views of how LGBT+ rights have progressed and what challenges and hurdles still need to be overcome to allow the LGBT+ community to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing. Reflecting on experiences ranging from business to sport, LGBT+ campaigners from different walks of life make recommendations on the most effective ways to change attitudes and increase tolerance and celebration of different sexualities.

Get Ready for 5G

Ronan Dunne believes that 5G isn’t just another iteration of wireless innovation. Just as the next generation of the television industry reinvented content based on the unique properties of the medium itself, the potential of the fifth generation of wireless technology demands that we fundamentally rethink what can be done on a wireless platform. The CEO of Verizon Wireless explains the impact that 5G will have on reducing inequalities and improving education for all.

International criminal justice and humanity’s progress towards a more just world: What role for youth?

The International Criminal Court investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression. The Court is participating in a global fight to end impunity, and through international criminal justice, the Court aims to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes and to help prevent these crimes from happening again. The first female Chief Prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, discusses the role that young people can play in achieving international criminal justice and creating a more just world.

Terry Crews - Ending the “cult” of masculinity

Actor Terry Crews knows from personal experience how hard it is to experience harassment and muster the courage to speak out. Recognized as one of the Silence Breakers, TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, he believes that men have a responsibility to lend credence and support to women’s claims and that it’s imperative that men advocate for women’s rights.

The EMPOWER Stage & INNOVATION Stage run simultaneously.

In between Side Stage sessions:
You have the chance to win an Oculus Go: Join Accenture at the INNOVATION Stage where you can suggest your tech innovation to change the world, try out the latest Tech4Good innovations, find out how powerful your mind is. You can also use this time to charge your phone.

Join Shell at the EMPOWER Stage where you can relax or energise with a mix of meditation-led sessions as well as dance & drum activities.

Click on the stage names below to view your options

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Space Transformers: Our Movement Is Bigger Than We Think

Human beings do X. Companies do Y. Markets do Z. That’s the game, right? Wrong. There are just human beings. There’s a movement underway – a new global tribe of people thinking and behaving in different ways. One thing these Space Transformers have in common: They’re putting people at the heart – of organizations, of business, of society, of this game we call life. Space Transformers know we made up the divide between entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. Space Transformers reject the notion that purpose-driven business is just a passing interest of idealistic millennials. Space Transformers know healing the planet is not a nice perk but rather a prerequisite for humanity. What if we didn’t just change the rules, but decided to play a different game entirely? A game in which winning didn’t pit rich against poor, business against government, humans against planet. Space Transformers everywhere are rewriting the rules of business and commerce to play a better game that puts people, planet, and purpose first. EY Beacon Institute’s Valerie Keller will share the lessons she learned as she travelled from a cult in an Indiana cornfield, to the halls of Oxford and Davos, to the desert of Burning Man, and the insights she gained from other global leaders along the way.

Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence

Lunch Break

14:00

Chocolate & Cocoa Industry Panel

A specialist panel discuss their commitment to creating sustainable food production in the chocolate & cocoa industry and their strategic partnership for promoting these aims.

The Stigma Around Mental Illness

Whilst many mental illnesses are not preventable, the stigma which surrounds them is. Three prominent mental health campaigners from around the world discuss the causes of this global issue and what we can do to address it.

Lunch Break

13:00

One Planet - Communicating the Global Goals (Saturday 20th) | Location: Offsite | Time: 14:00 - 15:45

Location: Offsite

Hosted by: Museon, Museum for Culture & Science

This session in the exhibition One Planet revolves around the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations with the aim of creating a secure, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Full

Why are children around the world still dying of preventable diseases like pneumonia? Philips Design looking for answers w/you! | Location: Ground Floor, North America | Time: 13:35 - 14:35

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum North America Room

Hosted by: Philips

Help us in creating meaningful solutions for those who need them most - the children of our world suffering and still dying. Using the case study of pneumonia - experience an inspiring Design Thinking Workshop set-up where you get to think tank together with other bright minds to innovate, inspire, and save children's lives.

Full

Energy Transitions Challenge | Location: Ground Floor, Ariane | Time: 13:35 - 14:35

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Princess Ariane Room

Hosted by: Royal Dutch Shell Plc

This simulation exercise puts you in the shoes of a government, consumer, energy provider, NGO or industry. You will have to keep the economy going while making the energy transition. Time will be of the essence. You will be faced with dilemmas: should you prioritize your short-term individual objective or invest for the common objective? Will your fellow players enable or default you? Can you rely on their commitments?

Full

The Overview | Location: Ground floor, Central America | Time: 13:35 - 14:35

Location: Conference Centre: Central America Room

Hosted by: Astronauts Ron Garan and Andre Kuipers

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. In this workshop, Astronauts Ron Garan and Andre Kuipers discuss our cosmic origins and our future as a species, but also the work they have done since coming down to Earth to help more people change their views on our planet, and emphasizes our need for profound long-term collaboration between governments, communities, non-profits, enterprise, and artists. Through the projection of a short film, delegates will also learn about the power of creative work to change perspectives, lives and ultimately the planet.

Full

Your voice has power: How to become a digital change maker | Location: Level 2, Everest 1&2 | Time: 13:35 - 14:35

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Everest Room 

Hosted by: Johnson & Johnson

Join us to learn how you can raise your voice online to create the change you want to see in the world. Hear from Johnson & Johnson and two of its 2018 Johnson & Johnson | One Young World Scholars on how they’ve built their own voices and reached the right audiences to create healthier communities.

Full

From Global SDGs to Local Solutions: A Toolkit for Sustainable Peace | Location: Ground Floor, South America | Time: 13:35 - 14:35

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum South America Room

Hosted by: Institute of Economics and Peace at the LSE

This workshop provides Delegates with the practical concepts and tools to implement and pursue human rights, sustainable peace and responsible business in their everyday work environments.

Full

Understanding the Circle Economy | Location: Ground Floor, Alexia | Time: 13:35 - 14:35

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Princess Alexia Room

Hosted by:  Circular Economy

By taking a closer look at several (plastics) products that we use on a daily basis, this workshop teaches the basics of the circular economy, gives insights into the complexity of the supply chain and inspires participants to come up with the key action points to inspire change.

Full

From Disenfranchisement to Education Equalization: 5G’s Greatest Opportunity | Location Level 1, Yangtze 1&2 | Time: 13:35 - 14:35

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Yangtze Room 

Hosted by: Verizon

This workshop will bring together great minds from various disciplines: the arts, media, NGOs and non-profits, technologists, and visionaries who will develop a set of 5G-enabled solutions that level the educational playing field for students—able, disabled and special needs--in classrooms in low-income communities.

The workshop will provide an immersive journey into a typical underserved classroom in America. Workshop participants will experience first-hand the issues students and teachers face and the role that 5G could play in solving these issues. Participants will be prompted to think about potential 5G solutions via a world of “what if’s” as voiced through students, teachers, their parents and others. This will serve as a jumping off point for small groups to brainstorm even more potential ideas. From this brainstorm a small subset of 10 individuals will be selected to work alongside Verizon’s Corporate Social Responsibility team to potentially deliver these solutions to actual classrooms that are a part of the Verizon Innovative Learning program.

Please note: this is strictly volunteerism work with Verizon and is not meant to drive revenue for either Verizon or the individual participants.

Full

Your voice has power: How to become a digital change maker (B session) | Location: Level 2, Everest 1&2 | Time: 14:45 - 15:35

Location: Conference Centre: World Forum Everest Room 

Hosted by: Johnson & Johnson

Join us to learn how you can raise your voice online to create the change you want to see in the world. Hear from Johnson & Johnson and two of its 2018 Johnson & Johnson | One Young World Scholars on how they’ve built their own voices and reached the right audiences to create healthier communities.

Closed

15:26
Main stage

Lead2030

In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious road map to create a better world by 2030. From ending extreme poverty to protecting our oceans, the Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious plan to create a sustainable future. To make this future a reality, we need a generation of young leaders who are meaningfully engaged with the Global Goals and are working purposefully to achieve them. In this special session, The UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake presents her vision to engage and empower young leaders from all sectors to be active agents of the 2030 agenda. 

The Youth Envoy will also provide insight into One Young World's latest initiative to support the Global Goals, Lead2030. Formed by One Young World, Lead2030 is the first coalition of global businesses working together to support youth-led innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. The first phase of this initiative will see One Young World partners in the private sector commit $500,000 to support and scale the world's most impactful youth-led initiatives that are moving the needle for the SDG's.

Global Health

Changing the trajectory of health for humanity from the beginning

Did you know that your mental and physical wellbeing in the years leading up to your second birthday shaped your health today? A mother’s pregnancy, plus a child’s first two years of life, is one of the most critical stages in human health and development, forever influencing how a person interacts with the world. However, a lack of access to quality care makes a healthy start at life challenging for many. To profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity, we must start at the very beginning of life. Hear from Johnson & Johnson and two Johnson & Johnson One Young World Scholars how they are taking action on the front lines of care to ensure mothers and children not only survive, but thrive during the early stages of life – because a healthier world, is a more just and equitable world.

Plenary Session - Health

Why are people still dying of preventable diseases?

The World Health Organisation said this year that global vaccination coverage has stalled at 86%. They estimate 1.5 million deaths a year could be prevented if vaccination levels improve. Yet there are increasing challenges against the safety of vaccines; in France alone, over 40% of the population do not consider them safe. Globally, over a million people still die from HIV related causes each year. The lives of three million children under five are lost annually due to undernutrition. According to research in the UK, around 40% of cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes. If everyone routinely washed their hands, the spread of disease and infection could be prevented which would save close to a million lives a year. Nearly 90% of One Young World Ambassadors believe that education and awareness is the key to preventing disease and ill health. To date, health projects led by One Young World Ambassadors have impacted on 1,342,595 individuals who have been given access to medical care and healthier lifestyles through technology-driven initiatives. Whether due to a lack of education or scarce access to services, why are people still dying of preventable diseases?

The EMPOWER Stage & INNOVATION Stage run simultaneously.

In between Side Stage sessions:
You have the chance to win an Oculus Go: Join Accenture at the INNOVATION Stage where you can suggest your tech innovation to change the world, try out the latest Tech4Good innovations, find out how powerful your mind is. You can also use this time to charge your phone.

Join Shell at the EMPOWER Stage where you can relax or energise with a mix of meditation-led sessions as well as dance & drum activities.

Click on the stage names below to view your options

Networking Break

17:30

Q&A Plenary Session - Health

Leena Nair - Unilever

Leena Nair, Unilever’s Chief Human Resources Officer, presents her views on diversity, transparency, life-long ‘snackable’ learning and why igniting the human spark in everyone is the key to thriving in an ever-changing, digital world.

Networking Break

17:30

Q&A Plenary Session - Health

18:18
Main stage

Keynote - Paul Polman

For over 120 years Unilever been pioneers, innovators and changemakers. From one life-saving soap to many world-changing brands. Unilever CEO Paul Polman discusses the role he believes business and young leaders must play if we are to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

Inclusion Revolution

In 2014 One Young World became the first international leadership forum to have disability as a main agenda item, providing activists such as Sinead Burke and Oscar Anderson with a unique platform that has enabled them to go on to have significant impact in other arenas such as fashion and education. Caroline Casey and her Inclusion tribe make the case for the business community to open up their models to the mainly untapped disability market and create a more inclusive society.

Sport

Sports Panel

World class athletes discuss the unique role sport can play in bringing people together and promoting tolerance. Drawing on their own personal journeys, these athletes reflect on the ways in they have overcome obstacles, responded to pressure and how their personal experiences and careers have influenced their fans and supporters and the extent to which the Olympics and other major sporting events can alter public opinion.

Closing Ceremony

The One Young World Closing Ceremony will be held in the Circus Theatre.