The end of July marked the opening of the 11th annual One Young World summit, this year coming from Munich. The summit gathered Nobel Peace laureates, heads of state, campaigners, and business pioneers addressing a global audience of young leaders.
For the first time, the summit was delivered in a hybrid format with more than 1,300 young leaders from over 190 countries gathering in person and virtually alongside leaders including Sir Bob Geldof, President Mary Robinson, Cher, Dr Tedros, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Halima Aden, Ilka Hortsmeier and David Hasslehoff
The summit covered the most significant issues facing our world today, ranging from Covid-19 and the climate crisis to human rights violations and education.
This year’s Summit took place at a critical time, not least given the impact of a global pandemic that has disproportionately affected the younger generation, with one in six 18–29-year-olds globally losing their jobs.
It coincided with a rising activist movement of young leaders, from social media activism to engineering global protests, the world’s youth are challenging those in leadership to tackle issues such as climate change, the environment, inclusion, human rights and global injustices.
Kate Robertson speaking from the BMW Welt said
“The passion, the activism and the energy from all delegates has been exceptional. We at One Young World will always remember this and remember how all of you seized the opportunity to unite the world in this historic pandemic. We will always be grateful to this outstanding delegation”.
Seven Hills supported the international media for the entire summit, with pieces in The Telegraph and The i leading up to the summit, and coverage throughout in all major broadcast outlets including BBC, Sky News and CNN.