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2012-10-20 23:20:08

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Business can be a force for good," said David Jones, co-founder of One Young World, as he introduced a special session on ethical business during the second full day of the One Young World Summit in Pittsburgh. To view the multimedia content associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/58385-one-young-world-for-young-leaders/ Antony Jenkins, Group chief executive, Barclays, led the spirited discussion. Panel...

2012-10-19 23:20:14

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the first-day highlights of the One Young World Summit was the announcement of the One Young World Social Business Accelerator. This new initiative will provide financing to growing social businesses, as well as access to the network of One Young World Ambassadors, to assist their development and expansion into new global markets. To view the multimedia content associated with this release:...

2012-10-10 11:24:56

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh is hosting the third annual One Young World Summit, Oct. 18-22, which will bring together nearly 1,500 future leaders from 190 countries. There will be three media briefings leading up to the Summit. Please see below for details associated with each briefing, listed chronologically. To view the multimedia content associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/58385-one-young-world-for-young-leaders/...

2012-08-30 06:23:34

PITTSBURGH NATIVE BUILDS BRIDGES BETWEEN SUMMIT HOST CITY AND THE WORLD'S FUTURE LEADERS PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World-renowned artist and Pittsburgh native, Burton Morris, has donated original artwork for One Young World, a global forum for leaders in their 20s being hosted in his hometown October 18-22. The third annual One Young World summit, which has the largest representation of countries other than the Olympics and United Nations, will bring together...

2011-09-01 06:00:00

ZURICH, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,200 young leaders from over 170 countries around the world will meet in Zurich today at the launch of One Young World 2011, to address the most challenging issues facing the world today. At the most global youth summit in the world, young delegates will join some of the world's most inspirational figures, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Muhammad Yunus, Wael Ghonim and Jamie Oliver, to deliver their demands for...

2011-08-30 11:41:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 young people from across North America will attend the second-annual One Young World, an international summit for young leaders aged primarily under 25 years old. Some of the world's most prominent companies have pledged their support to One Young World as delegate sponsors, including American Express, Nestle, and Pepsi, among many others from a variety of industries and business sectors -- healthcare to financial services, publicly...

2011-08-25 10:37:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's young people have declared themselves ready to rise to the challenge set by previous generations, according to a new report released today from One Young World, the global youth forum. In a year that has seen youth activism extend across the globe and drive real political change, the white paper, Beyond the Long Spring of Dissent, acts as a temperature check on a generation facing increasing obstacles. Inheriting difficulties ranging...

2011-08-17 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following initial expressions of interest from leading cities in Australia, China, South Africa, Peru and the United States, the One Young World founders confirmed today that the bids from the cities of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Johannesburg, South Africa, have been shortlisted as the two finalists in the running to host One Young World 2012. The winner will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the closing ceremony of the One Young World Summit in...

2011-07-26 14:25:00

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights campaigner, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, is to attend to One Young World 2011. Despite announcing his international retirement from public life in October last year, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will play a central role at the Opening Ceremony of One Young World 2011 Summit and Chair the Plenary Session on Interfaith Dialogue. The Summit will be held in Zurich this September. Archbishop Emeritus...

2011-07-24 05:00:00

NEW YORK, July 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wael Ghonim, the Google executive credited with spearheading Egypt's recent revolution, has pledged his support to One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, by joining a growing panel of distinguished counselors. Ghonim, dubbed the "Voice of the Revolution" by demonstrators in Tahrir Square, has come to represent the young Egyptians who fought for the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. He now joins an international panel of...