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Dublin chosen to host €3m 'One Young World' summit next year

The forum will bring 2,000 young leaders from around the world to Dublin to discuss solutions for pressing global problems.

Kofi Annan is one of a number of high-profile names who have spoken at the three previous One Young World summits.
Kofi Annan is one of a number of high-profile names who have spoken at the three previous One Young World summits.
Image: Vahid Salemi/AP

AROUND 2,000 OF the world’s young leaders will descend on Dublin next year for a major annual summit on discussing global problems.

The ‘One Young World’ summit will be worth an estimated €3 million to the capital’s economy when it’s held in autumn 2014.

The Irish capital beat competition from Singapore, Hong Kong and Edinburgh to host the event, which will this year take place in Johannesburg, having being held in Pittsburgh last year.

Delegates will attend events around the city at venues including the Convention Centre, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, and Croke Park, to discuss themes such as transparency and integrity, education, global business and health.

The last three summits have been addressed by the likes of Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey and Desmond Tutu.

“Dublin’s youth, creativity and innovation made for a compelling case,” said One Young World co-founder Kate Robertson.

“Its experience hosting top international events and its world-renowned warmth and hospitality informed every aspect of the bid.”

“As the title suggests, the summit will involve young dynamic leaders from around the world coming together to discuss key issues,” said Dublin lord mayor Naoise Ó Muirí.

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“These young people are our future and hosting such a significant and inspiring summit is of key importance not only for now, but for the future.”

This video accompanied the bid document submitted by the One Young World Dublin Bid Team:

(YouTube: clarak0610)

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