2018 The Hague Summit Highlights

The global forum for young leaders

Delegates Attended


Countries Represented


Scholarships Awarded


Facebook Views


I know it may sound crazy but you guys just motivated me to run for the President of the United States.”

Akon at One Young World 2018, Evening Standard

So many young professionals coming to the city of peace and justice with a clear goal in mind: to do whatever it takes to make this world a better place, to open the shutters, build bridges, move forward, set sights to future”

Mayor Pauline Krikke, Mayor of the Hague

Live the dream, make it happen. One Young World you are it on this planet”

Minister Sigrid Kaag, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation


One Young World 2018 The Hague


Partners sent or sponsored delegates


Nobel peace prize laureates


Counsellors and guest speakers on stage

  • The Agenda

    Each year, over 10, 000 young people are surveyed and focus groups are held globally to ensure the One Young World Summit content represents the issues of the moment.

    Plenary Sessions

    Plenary sessions are the main sessions of the Summit, focused on one of the five key topics chosen by the One Young World Ambassador Community. Each Plenary Session involves Delegate Speakers, selected through a highly competitive application process to showcase the impact of their projects and a global range of viewpoints

    The Annual Global Summit


    Hotel nights provided


    Delegates and Ambassadors involved in on stage content


    Worth of scholarship places awarded

    Global Media Coverage


    Media outlets with representation from every continent, present at the summit


    Impressions across all One Young World social media channels


    Journalists covered the summit

    Summit Feedback


    were inspired to be more socially responsible


    say attending the summit will help their professional development


    say the summit offered an unrivalled opportunity to make connections

    2018 The Hague Counsellors

    Recognised leaders of integrity from around the world, the One Young World Counsellors lend their global stature to the delegate’s views and inspire them to create positive change.

    Musician and Activist
    Sir Richard Branson
    Founder, Virgin Group
    Professor Thuli Madonsela
    Chair, Law Trust & Social Justice and Law Professor, University of Stellenbosch
  • I hope that this Summit will give and bring you inspiration, wisdom, friendship and perseverance for all the tasks that lie ahead of us

    Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

    History is created always by those who dare to jump inside the ring without caring of defeat or victory.”

    Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate

    The insight offered from leaders across many different industries hammered home the fact that industrial leaders from a variety of sectors take the impact of many of the different global issues seriously.”

    Delegate from One Young World 2018 The Hague

    One Young World, ladies and gentlemen you have the power. Certainly have the genius. What we need now is the magic.”

    Bob Geldof, Singer and Activist


    Look back at some the best moments from the One Young World 2018 Summit in The Hague, Netherlands. From 17-20 October, over 1,800 delegates from 196 countries came together to tackle and devise solutions to the world's most pressing issues.

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