PITTSBURGH, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been confirmed that Kofi Annan will attend the One Young World Summit being held this week in Pittsburgh. He will address the 1200 delegates on Sunday on the subject of "Interventions", the title of his latest book, and speak about the role of young leaders in international relations. Mr. Annan's speech will be followed by a question and answer session with delegates.
David Jones, Global CEO of Havas and co-founder of One Young World, commented:
"We're honored to welcome Africa's great statesman. He has been an inspiration to One Young World from the start and this will be one of the highlights of the Summit."
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About One Young World
One Young World is a charity that stages an annual Summit, gathering together the brightest young people from around the world. At the 2012 Summit young leaders from 190 countries will share their vision, views and ideas to create practical and achievable commitments for positive change.
Unlike any other event, One Young World Summit gives delegates the kind of media platform afforded ordinarily only to those who lead countries and corporations. Delegates speak alongside global figures who this year include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Bob Geldof KBE, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Pete Cashmore, Fatima Bhutto and Arianna Huffington (among many others).
The seven areas of focus for the 2012 Summit are:
- Global Business
- Human Rights
- Leadership & Governance
- Sustainable Development
- Transparency & Integrity
Following the Summit, One Young World Ambassadors will deliver positive outcomes in these areas in their countries and communities and, using the lasting connections One Young World enables them to maintain, on a global scale.
Founded by David Jones, Global CEO of Havas, and Kate Robertson, UK Group Chairman, Havas Worldwide, the annual One Young World Summit is a unique event that offers international decision makers powerful insight into where our world may be heading.
One Young World Summit 2012 will be held in Pittsburgh, USA, from 18-22 October.
One Young World Summit 2011 was held in Zurich, Switzerland from 1-4 September.
For more information about One Young World please visit: www.oneyoungworld.com
SOURCE One Young World