Munich is Host City for the One Young World Summit
(Oct 28, 2019) At the conclusion of this year’s One Young World Summit in London the baton passed to Munich. Mayor Manuel Pretzl accepted it on behalf of the city. Munich is now officially the next host city for the global forum. One Young World Munich will take place from 14 to 17 October 2020.
- Please note the new date: One Young World Munich will now take place from 23 - 26 April 2021.
The One Young World (OYW) Summit is a global forum that brings together around 2,000 bright young talents from across the world. The aim is to discuss economic, societal and ecological challenges of the future, based on the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals. The summit has previously been held in, among other places, Johannesburg, Ottawa, Bogotá and The Hague. In recent years, for example, Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus, Bob Geldof, Mary Robinson, Emma Watson and Hope Solo have attended the congress.
Baton passed to Munich
Preparations already kicked off at the summit in London, where numerous aspects of the program offered a preview of the year ahead. The City of Munich’s OYW project team had its own stand, where they attracted great interest among visitors to the London summit and provided information about Munich’s plans for 2020.
Mayor Manuel Pretzl and Clemens Baumgärtner, head of Munich’s Department of Labor and Economics,visited OYW London together with a Munich delegation of representatives from companies and urban society that are supporting Munich in hosting the congress. “I’m really impressed by the spirit and emotion of the summit. It’s fascinating to see how talented young people from all the world discuss and seek solutions to the most impressing issues of the future together. I’m delighted that the congress is coming to Munich. It will give us the opportunity to present the city as a center of innovation and sustainability,” said Clemens Baumgaertner.
In his speech Mayor Manuel Pretzl emphasized that Munich, as an innovative, dynamic city with a high standard of living, represents the ideal environment for talented young people to shake things up and put their ideas and projects into practice. "Munich is already looking forward to welcoming the delegates and exciting events,” emphasized Manuel Pretzl.
A short film about the city and the Munich band Jazzrausch, with their funky and unique blend of techno, house and big band styles, wrapped up Munich’s invitation to the summit’s roughly 2,000 participants to visit the city in 2020.