One Young World: that's quite three words that are at the same time thrilling and expressing what the whole summit is about, Young leaders coming from all around the World with only One objective: make their voices heard and have a positive impact on society with every action they take.
The opening ceremony was organized in the big garden of the royal palace, Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang, where we had the chance to discover the greatness of the architecture. The most moving moment was the flag ceremony, where flags from the 196 represented countries were delivered to the stage by the chosen delegates.
The ceremony was also the opportunity to present the different councilors who were planned to intervene during the whole summit: Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof, Mohammad Yunus and others stood in front of us and reminded us with strong speeches the importance of being young leaders, insisting on the fact that the change will and must come from us as we are the ones who have to start the action and lead to have a positive impact on the future of the next generations. The ceremony was also the opportunity to discover Thai music and dances from the 4 regions. At the end of the ceremony, fireworks lit up the sky of Bangkok.
We will be debating issues that fall into the following sectors:
Human Rights /Youth Unemployment /Global Business /Leadership & Government /Sustainable Development /Education.
Specific sub-topics will be announced later in the year following the global consultation process with the One Young World Ambassadorial community to get exact detail on what young leaders feel are the most pressing issues. We expect 1,300 delegates from all 196 countries and over 100 Ambassadors and 100 Observers. No youth-dominated event outside of the Olympic Games represents more countries than One Young World. Our Ambassadors are currently involved with over 600 projects in 150 countries worldwide.
Support & Benefits:
Our corporate supporters span the globe, across all countries and sectors. One Young World has attracted the best talent from these organisations, their CSR initiatives and charity partnerships. The benefits include: unique fast track talent development for employees, access to current and future leaders and decision makers, unparalleled brand exposure on a world stage with 300 media outlets expected at the Dublin Summit and enhanced brand reputation globally as a force for good.
The delegate fee for 2015 is £2,750 per delegate place which includes all costs (accommodation, summit, food, content, internal transport, airport transfers, but not travel costs)
Observer slots are priced at £1,700 per seat (This does not include accommodation or any travel costs).
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