Its purpose is to connect and bring together the youngest and brightest and to ensure that their concerns, opinions and solutions are heard and taken into account by those in power, whether in government, business, or any other sector.
Becoming a Delegate
One Young World is now seeking Delegates for our Summit taking place 1st – 4th September 2011 in Zürich, Switzerland. Becoming a delegate to One Young World is an honour; and not an easy one to attain. Candidates have to demonstrate their commitment to action, to ideals, and to the future.
Each delegate needs to secure 3,000 Euros funding to cover all the costs and expenses of their attendance (this fee is all-inclusive: flights, accommodation, catering, transport, etc). Last year, delegates secured their own sponsorship from all manner of sources, including individuals, companies, NGOs, governments, and educational institutions. We believe in the power of our delegates’ motivation and drive to achieve this funding. One Young World delegates are proactive and try to take control their own future.
In a select few cases last year, sponsors agreed to pay for delegates to attend after having been impressed by their application profiles. We can’t promise or guarantee anybody funding, and strongly recommend that all candidates begin to undertake their own fundraising efforts as soon as possible. However, the importance of a strong application should not be understated. It could be the key to attendance, and can also help you in your own fundraising efforts. A strong application indicates a strong potential delegate. Only completed applications can be considered for attendance, and in very rare cases, put forward for sponsorship.
One Young World Delegates will be selected through a process of nomination by leaders in business, the public sector, the voluntary sector and individuals from each of the 194 countries in the world. One Young World has asked these leaders to nominate and to sponsor people who were born in or after 1985 and who, in their view might have a positive leadership impact on the world. The Delegates must have the following qualities:
1. Be a team player
2. Show leadership potential and skills
3. Be concerned about global issues and his/her place in the world
4. Show ability to grasp complex concepts and provide valuable insights
5. Have a proven record of volunteering and extra-curricular activities (evidence to be supplied)
We encourage candidates to make use of all the embedded tools to publicise their profiles; more “likes” can indicate a proactive approach to the application process, and a high quality of candidate. Furthermore, a high number of likes can help convince sponsors to support you in your own fundraising drives.
Kindly follow this link to apply: www.oneyoungworld.com
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and thanks for the time.
Joseph M D Johnson
Liberia – Youth Advovate & AY YVC