Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

One Young World Summit-2010

Event Date: 
February 8, 2010 - 13:00 - February 10, 2010 - 05:00

Detail: On February 8 to February 10, 1500 young leader from 192 countries are gathering together to discuss in six different issues.
The Media, its changing Identity and Power
Global Business and its Role in Shaping Society
The Environment and its Protection
The Global Health
Interfaith Dialogue
Developing Leadership for a Positive Future

Two of our VOF correspondent, me, Sunita ( and Gifty ( are also attending the summit to represt our countries, Nepal and Nigeria respectively.
"•Sunday, 7th February
Some delegate arrivals – delegates are met at the airport by a One Young World host and transferred to their hotel.

Hosts based at each hotel to assist with check-in and register delegates.

•Welcome Day - Monday 8th
Further delegates arrivals and registration at hotels.

Afternoon (13h00) - Delegates depart hotels for Olympic Site Visit

After tour of Olympic site, delegates board river cruisers for river cruise at Billingsgate.

The summit will begin on Feb. 8, 2010, when delegates arrive at Old Billingsgate Market for The Opening Ceremony where One Young World counsellors will greet them. After a performance by the One Young World Choir, the opening ceremony will start with an introduction by One Young World co-founder David Jones, global CEO of Havas Worldwide. London Mayor Boris Johnson will welcome the delegates to his city.

Jones will address the summit with his vision for One Young World, followed directly by speeches by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Bob Geldof concerning the summit's topics.
•Summit Day One at Excel – Tuesday 9th
Before the first plenary session, participants will hear a 30-minute address on social responsibility from Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

The first event of Feb. 9 will be the opening plenary session, "The Environment and Its Protection." A draft resolution will be presented on the topic, six delegates will address the summit on the resolution, then Kofi Annan and Sir Bob Geldof, both leading experts on the topic, will address the group. Delegates will vote on the draft resolution and the results will be announced.

Following a break for lunch, HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will speak for one hour on global dignity.

The second plenary, "Interfaith Dialogue", continues subsequently, with Counsellors Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Martin Davidson presiding over the session's six delegate addresses, draft resolution presentation, voting and vote announcements. After that will be an address on the topic of the OPEC Fund for International Development.

The third plenary, "The Role of Global Business," will be the final session of the day, with Elio Leoni-Sceti and Harald Ludwig serving as counsellors. Draft resolutions, delegate addresses and voting and announcements will proceed as in the first two sessions. The evening session will take place at Wembley Stadium, where Clarence Seedorf will speak, Archbishop Tutu will make a presentation and delegates will watch the premiere of a film on global poverty.
•Summit Day Two at Excel - Wednesday 10th
Preceding the first plenary of the morning, U.K. Minister for Youth Dawn Butler and Pakistan's Minister for Youth Affairs Shahid Hussain Bhutto will address the summit.

The fourth plenary, "The Changing Power of Media," begins with Oscar Morales and Harald Ludwig as counsellors, presiding over the draft resolution presentation, six delegates' addresses and voting.

The fifth plenary, "Global Health" continues, followed by an address on "Good Corporate Governance and Sustainability", a speech by John Replogle, CEO of Burt's Bees. The sixth plenary, "Politics for a Positive Future," continues with Oscar Morales and Nick Haysom serving as counsellors. The final session, a seventh plenary, "World Have Your Say: Review" will be run as a live broadcast by the BBC.

Following the final plenary, the closing ceremony will take place with addresses from summit organizers and participants. "

To know more about the One Young World, please visit this link in Pulse Wore (

See One Young World in action:
• Candidates, voting and sponsorship:
• Discussion board and forum:
• Founders, Counsellors and other video content:
• Futher press resources:

Old billingsgate Market
River Cruise
Billingsgate, London
United Kingdom



JaniceW's picture

Woo Hoo!

I am so excited for you and Gifty. What a dream for you. Plus, you have the opportunity to hear and meet the man who inspired your Women's Saving Club, Muhammad Yunus! I am sure he will be fascinated by your initiative at age 16 to create your own microfinance in Morang.

I know this will be life-changing for you both and hope that you will continue to share your thoughts and experiences for those who could not attend. Also, once you start blogging on World:Have Your Say, please send us the link so that we can follow you.

Sending you and Gifty my very best wishes for a fun and fulfilling Summit. Love to you both,

sunita.basnet's picture

Woooooooooo Hoooooooooo!

Hello Didi,

I know you must be so much happy. Yes I am also so much excitied to meet Muhammad Yunus. He is also a chief advisor of our university. Here is something small in world have your say pelase click the link...

I have started packing things but from yesterday I am not feeling good. I hopeI will be fine by tomorrow...
I cannot wait to meet my sister, Gifty in person. I am missing World Pulse

love you much didi...

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Mwierenga's picture

What an incredible time!

This sounds amazing! Have a wonderful time, talk to lots of people, share your knowledge, exude confidence, and become more inspired to do amazing things!

I, too, look forward to hearing about your experiences!

sunita.basnet's picture


Hello Marlies,

Sure I will do that.. thank you so much for your suggestion. I have just send you a friend request,please allow me to add you and share my experience with you.

I will share my experience how it goes.. Thank you so much for your interest.

love much

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

lindsyflip's picture

My niece attended this event,

My niece attended this event, when she came home she said this was the best thing that could happen in her life, she met a lot of great people and discussed some issues that need to be changed. She said the hotel they were checked in reminded her of Gatwick hotel with parking, the next day after their arrival they went to another hotel.

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative