The meeting of young minds

February 10, 2010

IMG01410-20100209-1350A sedate group of more than 1,000 young people brought together in London to discuss socio-political issues makes a sharp contrast to those who challenge the status quo via demonstrations, rallies and picket lines.

At the first annual One Young World, organised by advertising agency Euro RSCG Worldwide, delegates 25 years of age and younger network in an environment sanctioned by such high-profile “counsellors” as former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, economist Muhammad Yunus and musician Bob Geldof.

There are no immediate signs of dissent among the hand-picked delegates meeting at the ExCel London convention centre from February 8 to 10.

Reuters spoke to Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, one of the founders of a humanitarian group called Global Dignity, about the event. Watch him here:

Co-founder of One Young World David Jones, global CEO of Havas Worldwide, which owns Euro RSCG Worldwide, also spoke with Reuters. You can see the clip here:

Delegate Michael Teoh:

Delegate Valeria Samborskaya:

Marian Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide public relations, North America, explained the findings of the research she undertook in preparation for One Young World ahead of the convention.

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