ONE YOUNG WORLD ANNOUNCES TOKYO AS 2021 HOST CITY
Global forum for young leaders will convene more than 2,000 people from 190+ countries
Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo 2021 has been rescheduled for May 2022. More updates to follow.
November 22, 2019 – Tokyo, JAPAN:
One Young World Japan Committee today announces that Tokyo will host its annual Summit in 2021.
One Young World is the global forum for young leaders. It identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders – from every country and sector – to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.
The 2021 Summit promises to be the largest gathering of the One Young World community in its 12-year history, with more than 2,000 young leaders from over 190 countries due to attend. Tokyo will be the second Asian city to have hosted the One Young World Summit after Bangkok in 2015.
Tokyo will also welcome high-profile leaders who work with the young Ambassadors and Delegates, sharing their experiences of making a positive social impact. In previous years this group of Counsellors has included Nobel Peace laureates, heads of state, campaigners and activists including the late Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof, Professor Muhammad Yunus, J.K. Rowling, Mary Robinson, Emma Watson and HRH the Duchess of Sussex.
One Young World prioritises action rather than debate, partnering with more than 180 businesses, NGOs and education institutions that are working to meet the UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Often referred to as “YOUNG DAVOS” the award-winning forum inspires young leaders to drive change, take action and tackle today’s most pressing issues. To date, more than 20.9 million people have been positively impacted by initiatives led by the One Young World community of ambassadors, and, for every $1 invested, the One Young World community delivered a social return of $13.
Tokyo is one of the largest, safest and most modern cities in the world, home to over 14 million people and numerous global company HQs. The One Young World Summit will provide unrivalled opportunities to engage with global companies who can put activism and young leadership at the heart of their organisations.
One such opportunity has been available in Japan since 2018. The Global Leader Accelerator (GLA) program allows companies, organizations, universities and government to create delegate teams led by experienced executive coaches that focus on specific SDG-related projects, using the Summit as additional momentum to build network and partnerships to help realize their goals and deliver real ROI.
Governor Koike had this to say to the future delegates…