One Young World is the premier global forum for young leaders aged 18-30.

The global Summit provides young leaders from 196 countries with a platform to share ideas in order to develop solutions to urgent global problems, and inspires them to drive positive change in their countries or communities.


Established in 2009, One Young World hosts an annual Summit attended by 1,300 young leaders. To date, Summits have taken place in: London, Zurich, Pittsburgh, Johannesburg, Dublin, Bangkok and Ottawa.

Since 2011, Seven Hills has led the international press operation for One Young World, running a year round press office, supporting the global Summit and working with agencies across the world to secure global media coverage.

During the annual Summit, Seven Hills executes a comprehensive press agenda, working with One Young World founders David Jones and Kate Robertson, with One Young World Ambassadors and with Counsellors to schedule interviews and coordinate press briefings. Counsellors at previous Summits have included Kofi Annan, Emma Watson, Cher, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Arianna Huffington, Fatima Bhutto, Paul Polman and Natalia Vodianova.


Since 2011, Seven Hills has drawn the world’s media attention to One Young World’s annual summit, positioning the gathering as the preeminent global forum for young leaders.

At the 2016 Summit in Ottawa, media highlights included broadcast interviews with BBC World, Sky News and CNN, with international outlets including Wired, Newsweek, Huffington Post and the Press Association in attendance. The three-day Summit also saw press coverage in outlets including TIME, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Elle, Vanity Fair, Le Figaro, El Pais, Forbes, and the Daily Mail.


In addition to the main One Young World 2016 content, Seven Hills also supported on an international campaign to tackle violent extremism, Extremely Together. The campaign is an initiative founded by The Kofi Annan Foundation in partnership with One Young World, and brings together 10 young leaders who are leading the way in countering and preventing violent extremism, amongst their peers, their communities, across borders and cultures.

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