(photo courtesy of Dimitri B)
February 8-10, 2010, 1500 people under the age of 25, from all 192 countries on earth, will meet in London for the inaugural One Young World Summit.
The general concept is that bright, inspi.jpgring minds of the next generation will gather to discuss the issues that affect our world.
Each country will have two guaranteed representatives, and the remaining people selected will be chosen based on their country's proportion of the world's population.
Therefore, China will have the most delegates with 259, India next with 223, and South Africa will have either 10 or 11. (I can't find a confirmation for this number) Anyone who will be 25 years old between January 2009 and January 2011 may apply.
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is one of the supporting counsellors of the event, along with Kofi Annan and Bob Geldof.
There are six issues in particular that will be discussed at this first annual event:
– Developi.jpgng Political Leadership for a positive future
– Global Business and its role in shapi.jpgng 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
Do you have what it takes to be one of the leading thinkers of the next generation? Do you know someone who does?