Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was present at the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 22 October.
The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from more than 190 countries around the world to accelerate social impact. One Young World’s mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership.
The Duchess of Sussex is vice-president of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year to bring 53 young leaders from across the Commonwealth to attend the #OYW2019 Summit in London.
Meghan Markle is a longstanding supporter of One Young World, having first joined as a counsellor at the 2014 Summit in Dublin, addressing young leaders on the importance of women’s rights and the role men play in achieving equality. She also attended the 2016 Summit in Ottawa.
The One Young World Summit 2019 sees the forum for young leaders return home to London. The tenth-anniversary summit in London, the largest ever staged, saw young leaders from every country in the world coming together in Westminster between 22-25 October 2019.
The summit took place in Westminster, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre and other London venues. More than 1,500 young leaders from more than 190 countries were in the capital, making it the most international gathering other than the Olympics to ever take place in the UK.
Kate Robertson, Co-Founder, One Young World said: “We live in a turbulent time and an era where politicians, CEOs and powerful figures, need to sit up and listen to young leaders to ensure that the positive change they demand actually happens.
“David Jones and I launched One Young World to ensure that, increasingly, young leaders have a seat at the table and in One Young World they have a platform that strengthens their mandate to succeed.
“Bringing One Young World home to London marks a great moment for the organisation and we are excited to get the young leaders of the city involved.”
The opening dinner took place at the Natural History Museum, where One Young World delegates can network and create ongoing relationships with each other as well as business leaders.
The bid to host One Young World in London was led by London & Partners and the Great Britain Campaign and coordinated by One Young World Ambassadors Will Dickson and Ozzie Clarke-Binns.
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