UN Secretary General Meets One Young World Delegates in Bangkok

One Young World 2015 was hosted in Bangkok, Thailand with the honorable presence of Mr. Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary –General of the United Nations who made a keynote speech to around 1,300 delegates during the opening ceremony on the night of November 18. The ceremony was staged on an open-air space against the magnificent backdrop of the Royal Palace and the famed Emerald Buddha Temple, while the official program is running from November 19-21  at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld.

Thailand is the first country in Asia to host One Young World, which is a premier global forum for around 1,300 young leaders aged between 18-30 from 196 countries to discuss and show leadership in addressing the pressing issues the world is facing. Apart from UN Secretary-General, key figures who gather in Bangkok as Counsellors for this event include Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Father Mussie Zerai, 2015, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius, Sir Bob Geldof who is a musician and activist, etc.