The One Young World summit

The annual One Young World summit (co-founded by David Jones, Global CEO of Havas, and Kate Robertson, UK Group Chairman of Euro RSCG) took place last weekend, in the cosmopolitan city of Zürich. Distinguished counsellors such as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof or Fatima Bhutto were invited to facilitate the debate and dialogue among the 1,200 young delegates around six key topics: politics, global business, media, the environment, health and religion.


Another passionate campaigner was Jamie Oliver. The celebrity chef did everything to catch the attention of the governmental delegates and encouraged them to fight with him against the “obesity plague” that claims 5.5 million victims every year. Jamie voiced his fears over the rapid expansion of obesity: “For the first time in the world, obesity kills more people than starvation. It is affecting our children and 42million of them under 5 suffer from obesity”.

Once again, the premier global forum for young people of leadership calibre summit was a resounding success! Even the people who couldn’t attend were highly involved thanks to today’s numerous social media platforms. Over 13,000 people from 156 countries, 2321 cities and 2294 companies watched the summit online.

The 2012 gathering will be in Pittsburgh but if you can’t wait until then you can join the on-going online debate by tweeting about what is “broken” in your part of the world. Simply use the following hashtags conversation: #fixhealth, #fixenvironment, #fixbusiness, #fixdialogue, #fixmedia, #fixleadership

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