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manchester to host the one young world 2022 summit

One Young World – the global forum for young leaders – has announced Manchester as the Host City for its global Summit in 2022.

Originally scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan, the decision to switch host cities was made to ensure as many delegates as possible from across the globe are able to attend.

The Summit will take place at the Manchester Central conference centre from September 5th to 8th, with the Opening Ceremony held at the internationally renowned concert venue Bridgewater Hall – home of the Hallé Orchestra. Young leaders from around the globe will convene in the city for a variety of speeches, panels, workshops and networking sessions.

Manchester will also welcome high-profile leaders who work with the young Ambassadors and Delegates, to discuss and explore solutions to an array of topics, including conflict prevention, ethical leadership, safeguarding our oceans, gender equality and ensuring health equity for all.

Kate Robertson and David Jones, Co-Founders, One Young World said:

“We’re delighted to bring the One Young World Summit to Manchester in September. Whilst we are saddened to no longer hold the Summit in Tokyo this year, we send our huge thanks to their team and look forward to Tokyo hosting our Summit in the near future.

“From football and music to innovation, Manchester is known around the world as a city that truly inspires young people, not least in its efforts to become a fairer, greener place to live and work. We know it will be a truly inspirational host for the One Young World delegates and the team is excited to make the Summit in September the best one yet for everyone attending in-person and virtually.”


Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said:

“It’s great news that Manchester has been selected as a host city for this year’s One Young World Summit in September. Our city-region has a proud history of championing equality and justice, and our global community continues to attract people from all around the world to study, work, and thrive here.”

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