Waris Dirie participates in One Young World Summit in Zurich

31 Aug

Bringing together the young leadership of tomorrow to change the world for the better

From September 1st to September 4th 2011, the second annual One Young World Summit will be held in Zurich / Switzerland. The summit seeks to bring toghether the world’s “future heads of government, the CEOs, the bosses of NGOs, the big thinkers and game-changers” in one summit, were there will be able to meet leading figures of today, such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof and Muhammad Yunus, Mo Ibrahim, Fatima Bhutto and Waris Dirie, who will act as counsellors during the event.

Waris Dirie will counsel young leaders of tomorrow at this year’s One Young World Summit

Waris Dirie will take up her role as a counsellor alongside an impressive list of great personalities including Bob Geldof, Desmond Tutu, Muhammad Yunus, Prince Haakan and Mette-Marit of Norway, Kofi Annan, Bernard Kouchner, John Kerry and many more.

” I am honoured to have been invited as a counsellor for the One Young World Challenge this year. This is a great event that brings together many influential people and visionaries of today with the youth, those people that will shape the future of our world. I am very much looking forward to the many many interesting conversations and meetings that lie ahead of me in the next few days”, Waris Dirie says one day before the start of the event.

Follow the event unfold on our website, blog, facebook and twitter!

We will report from the event here, on the Desert Flower Foundation website and on our facebook page. You can also follow Waris Dirie’s twitter account. Please take a look at the Facebook page of this year’s One Young World Summit as well.


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