Sunday, September 13, 2009

"One Young World" Summit

Calling those who are born between 1984 and 1986 and have a passion to make a change in the world.

Hopefully that more young leaders, especially Malaysians would stand forward to nominate themselves and lets look for the most suitable Malaysians to represent our country!
What is One Young World?

- A global initiative to bring together 1500 young leaders from 192 countries
- A gathering of the brightest and best of the next generation
- Gives young people a place to engage and have their voices heard about their future
- Supported by Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Bob Geldof among others as counsellors
- 1500 leaders of tomorrow born since 1984 inclusive will be elected by their peers using's platform
- World first event with 2 delegates from every country in the world and the remaining delegates in line with the spread of the world's population.
- First time in world history that countries such as China and India have their population fully represented at any global event.

The One Young World delegates will address six key issues at the Summit in 2010:
- Developing Political Leadership for a positive future
- Global Business and its role in shaping society through the economy
- Inter-faith dialogue
- The Environment and its protection
- The Media, its changing identity and its power
- Global Health, its polarities and impact

When is it happening?
- The Inaugural Summit will be held from 8-10 February 2010 in London - the Opening Ceremony will be held at Old Billingsgate and the Plenary Sessions will be held at the Excel Centre, which recently hosted the G20 Summit. The Opening Ceremony will be hosted by Mayor Boris Johnson with an address by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

How do I become a delegate?
Very simple: click on the stand as a candidate button, follow the instructions, and once your profile is complete, publicise the site to as many people as possible in your network and get them to vote for you. After voting your supports are also invited to pledge their financial support for you should the wish. The more votes you gather the more likely you are to be able to attend.

Delegate Criteria
To be a delegate you should be happy to demonstrate the following:
- be born since January 1 1984
- show leadership potential
- an understanding of today's environment and the challenges it brings
- a passion and commitment to make a difference to a future generation
- willingness to represent your country and the views of your generation in your country
- an interest in the global issues to be debated at the Summit
- a proven record of volunteering or extra-curricular activities
- You should be actively engaged in one or more of the following sectors: business, voluntary/charity, education, media, political, healthcare, environmental, religious, agricultural, technology.

To sign up, go to One Young World.

Endorsement Videos from:-
1. Kofi Annan

2. Archbishop Desmond Tutu

3. Sir Bob Geldof

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1 comment:

Adelene Lai said...

thanks for this update,CC