One Young World Delegates Meet Professor Muhammad Yunus

One Young World

Abu Baker :: A team of the Bangladeshi delegates for One Young World Summit 2013 assembled at Yunus Centre to meet Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

One Young World founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson, is a London-based charity that gathers together young people from around the world, helping them make lasting connections to create positive change. They stage an annual four day long Summit where young delegates, backed by the One Young World Counselors  debate and formulate solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. No youth-dominated event outside the Olympic Games brings together more countries than One Young World. At the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Summits delegates were guided by a line-up of Counselors that included Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, HKH Prince Haakon of Norway, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Singer Joss Stone.

Organizers of One Young Summit which will be held this year in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2-5 October have requested Professor Muhammad Yunus and Yunus Centre to bring a delegation from Bangladesh to participate in the One Young World Summit. A team of ten young people will participate in the summit and will work as ambassadors on different thematic issues in future. Among them, four are the the children of Grameen Bank families who are now studying in Dhaka University, Jahangirnagar University and theGrameen Caledonian College of Nursing.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Kofi Annan and Sir Bob Geldof will speak at the Summit and 20,000 young people will be present at the opening of the Summit at the 2010 World Cup Football Stadium in Johannesburg.

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