One Young World for Dublin

World Youth to Gather in Dublin
Sport plays role in bid success
2000 Delegates from around the world

One Young WorldSport has played a key role in the success of an ambitious plan to bring the 2014 One Young World global summit to Dublin.

The three previous summits have taken place in London, Zurich and Pittsburgh attracting speakers and supporters including Bill Clinton, Jack Dorsey, Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan and Desmond Tutu.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan once said “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them,” and the purpose of the summit is to attract young thought leaders from around the world to produce innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

To date 130 projects in 100 countries have been inspired by the One Young World summits.

There will be plenary sessions on major issues determined by a global audience of 18-30 year olds, and up to 50 breakout sessions held in locations throughout the city.

Counsellors from a variety of fields and backgrounds will help to inspire and bring the best out of delegates who will gather from around the world in what organisers claim to be the largest single purpose youth gathering outside of the Olympics.

The video submission (below) which helped to win the right to host for Dublin features contributions from the GAA and on the Special Olympics World Games held here ten years ago.

“The 4 day summit will take place in October 2014 will bring 2,000 people to Dublin, including delegates, counselors and global media,” said Valerie McGrane of KPMG, one of the team behind the project.  “It will generate over €3 million for the hospitality, conferencing and leisure industries in Ireland, as well as introducing our city to the youth of the world.”

Sport for Business is a keen supporter of the One Young World idea and we will do whatever we can to make it the success for Dublin and Ireland that it deserves to be.


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