The One Young World Manchester 2022, 5-8 September

Our Global Summit

The annual One Young World Summit brings together 2,000+ of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact both in-person and digitally. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business, and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, and many others to harness the knowledge and skills needed for being impactful change makers. 


Delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking, and workshops. They also have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with global leaders with the world’s media in attendance. 


Delegates have the opportunity to challenge world leaders, engage with, and be mentored by expert industry influencers and make lasting connections. Together we celebrate our young leaders through social events and the unforgettable Opening and Closing Ceremonies.


To find out more about how to attend the One Young World Summit please follow this link.

Manchester cityscape

2022 Summit Venues

The One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit will be held at various venues across the city.

The Opening Ceremony will be held in the internationally renowned concert venue, Bridgewater Hall, home of the Hallé Orchestra. Digital Delegates will be able to join us on our Digital Platform.


Our Delegates and special guests will spend a transformative three days at the award-winning and iconic venue of Manchester Central, for a variety of speeches, panels, workshops and networking events. 


Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities; its vaulted arches and station clock have made the venue an iconic city feature for more than 140 years. Located in the heart of Manchester, a city bursting with character, the venue is surrounded by a vibrant cultural and social scene. 


Evening social programmes will take place at a selection of Manchester venues, showcasing the thriving food and drink scene Manchester has to offer.

Plenary session at One Young World Summit

Plenary Challenges

We are proud to announce the 2022 Plenary Challenge themes decided by our Global Consultation Process with our community of 13,000+ Ambassadors.

The challenges are:

  • Conflict Prevention - How can we prevent conflicts?
  • Gender Equality - How can we accelerate gender equality?
  • Oceans - How can we safeguard and restore the world’s oceans?
  • Ethical Leadership - How can we be and develop ethical leaders - more responsible and effective than previous generations?
  • Health - How can we ensure health equity for all?

The Plenary sessions include speeches by world leaders and Delegate Speakers whose work, lived experiences and critical insights address the Plenary Challenges at hand, while offering ways for Delegates to take effective action when tackling global crises. All curated content at the Summit is shaped by the five Plenary Challenges, and these are the driving force for all discussions around creating a better world.


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Workshops at One Young World Summit

2022 Summit Workshops

Our Summit workshops provide Delegates with expert insights into the issues and topics they are most passionate about. Workshops offer practical skills, techniques, ideas and processes which Delegates can implement in their own projects and initiatives for change. 


The 2022 Summit will offer a hybrid of live, in person workshops at both Manchester and regional One Young World Hubs, as well as online workshops that digital attendees can access through the One Young World Summit platform.


Manchester at a glance

Manchester is an international hub, known for its youthful arts and cultural scene. With a strong pedigree for nurturing young talent – whether a talented sports person, a new chef or a young musician – Manchester is renowned for its ambition and optimism which makes it the perfect place to host the One Young World Summit.

The 2022 Summit will be an opportunity to celebrate the city’s youthful dynamism, talent and history, as well as help create opportunities for its young people who are driving positive, peaceful and impactful change in the years to come.


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2022 Press Coverage of the Summit

The 2022 One Young World Summit in Manchester received international media attention from a wide variety of broadcast, print, online and social media outlets.  A selection of those highlights can be found in the link below: