Building a better world


17-20 October 2018

In 2018, the city of The Hague will have the honour of organising The One Young World Summit, an event that brings together over 1500 delegates representing the world’s up-and-rising generation of leaders and initiative-takers. The Hague will be putting together an official, unique and enthusiastic delegation, including the mayor, to represent and showcase The Hague as we know it: the city that matters!

Stay tuned for more more information: early in 2018 we will be launching a new website with all the important details about the event.

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The Hague

International City of Peace and Justice

The Hague is One Young World Host City in 2018.

The Hague is known across the globe as a centre for international efforts to make the world a better place. Its task as a city – The Hague’s calling, one could say, and the calling of the Netherlands as a nation – is to build a more just and peaceful world. Indeed, our Constitution demands it.

You want to build a better world. We do, too! A world that settles interstate conflicts through dialogue, not combat. A world that seeks to build rather than destroy. A world ruled by justice rather than ‘might makes right’. A world where the international community holds those who think they can ignore international law accountable.


This is The Hague

You want to build a better world

We do, too!

The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice and the world’s legal capital and second UN city. Major international institutions, NGOs and UN agencies have made The Hague their home. Now One Young World can take the spotlight in this prestigious and inspiring environment, with access to – and support from – these leading organisations.

The Hague, like the Netherlands as a whole, is known for its open and tolerant culture. It’s always been a place to meet and talk freely, openly and safely about how to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. You’ll be hosted in unique venues, by exceptional organisations willing to share their networks and their intellectual know-how.




One Young World

About the summit

One Young World ( was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. It is a UK-based not-for-profit that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.

One Young World stages an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGO's, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors.

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