Context & History

One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. It is a UK-based not-for-profit that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. One Young World stages an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGO’s, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors.

The Summit is where leaders are moulded, ideas find resonance, and where meaningful connections are forged to make the world a better place. No other summit or conference brings together over 1,300 young leaders from over 196 countries and leading organisations in every sector.