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SUNDAY POST: CITY

PITTSBURGH WELCOMES ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT 2012

The banners are hanging high over our bridges.

Banners line the streets of our city

Flags fly atop The David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Pittsburgh is hosting 1,300 future leaders from 182 countries, Oct. 18-22, making it one of the largest representations of countries other than the Olympics and United Nations.

About One Young World

One Young World is a charity that stages an annual Summit, gathering together the brightest young people from around the world. At the 2012 Summit young leaders from 182 countries will share their vision, views and ideas to create practical and achievable commitments for positive change.

Unlike any other event, One Young World Summit gives delegates the kind of media platform afforded ordinarily only to those who lead countries and corporations.  Delegates speak alongside global figures who this year include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Bob Geldof KBE, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Kofi Annan, Jamie Oliver, Pete Cashmore and Fatima Bhutto many others.

The seven areas of focus for the 2012 Summit are:

  • Education
  • Global Business
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Leadership & Governance
  • Sustainable Development
  • Transparency & Integrity

Following the Summit, One Young World Ambassadors will deliver positive outcomes in these areas in their countries and communities and, using the lasting connections One Young World enables them to maintain, on a global scale.

View the welcome video to our city from Visit Pittsburgh below.

Here are highlights from One Young World Summit 2011 held in Zürich, Switzerland.

To join in the challenge or view other city entries, view Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post: City.

BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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14 Responses to “SUNDAY POST: CITY”

  1. Excellent post Francine , I love it thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Like the fact that we get to know blogger’s cities

  3. Thanks for your post Francine cause I saw the signs for One World in various people’s yards with differing political views and didn’t know what they stood for!

  4. Great post Francine, what a wonderful thing is happening!

  5. I like flags and banners. Nice post.

  6. Pittsburg always seems to have a lot going on, Francine. This summit sounds great. 🙂

  7. Pittsburgh always seems like a vibrant city!

  8. What a great event and a wonderful opportunity for Pittsburgh! I hope it goes well for both the attendees and your much-loved City.

  9. It looks a great place to live, Francine, and what a wonderful initiative.
    Have you always lived there?

  10. what a wonderful idea Francine…to bring all those ideas together like that

  11. Had never heard of the ‘one young world’ summit! Thank you for sharing.

  12. A grand, exciting city, jumping to life through your images. Thanks.


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