The 6th One Young World Summit was held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 18th to 21st, 2015. One Young World was founded in 2009; it is a UK- based not-for-profit that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. In this annual Summit the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward thinking organizations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counselors. At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative
solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.
The annual summit was attended by Ms. Naznin Akther, (Assistant Officer, Social Business) Grameen Telecom Trust (GTT). She was chosen through rigorous process of selection by Yunus Centre and was one of the ten delegates participating from Bangladesh. According to her, it was the most remarkable experience in her life which she will remember forever and a great source of opportunity to be part of the discussions and the learning sessions.
The distinguished guests of the annual summit were former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, President of Mauritius, Bibi Ameenah Gurib, Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr. Anand Panyarachun, CEO of Unilever, Mr. Paul Polman, former Australian cricket captain Mr. Steve Waugh and many others. The main purpose of the summit was accomplished by discussing issues on education, environment, global business, human rights, leadership, governance, peace and security in several plenary sessions. It was a great platform for youths from all over the world to share their visions and experiences about contemporary issues like- social business, volunteerism, women and refugee rights, urban innovation, SDGs, disability, engineering into a zero carbon future, sexual wellbeing: AIDS/ HIV and so on. Terrorism, climate change, Social business and gender equality got the highest priority in 2015’s Summit agenda.