LONDON, February 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The first-ever One Young World Summit has begun in London this evening with world leaders like Bob Geldof, Desmond Tutu and Muhammad Yunus joining the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to welcome nearly 1,000 delegates from more than 120 countries. The ceremony took place at Old Billingsgate in London, just down from the famed Tower Bridge, and included special addresses from co-founders David Jones (Global CEO of Havas Worldwide) and Kate Robertson (UK Group Chairman of Euro RSCG), as well as counselors Geldof and Tutu. The two-day summit begins tomorrow with the likes of Kofi Annan, Senator John Kerry and Oscar Morales joining more than 20 other prominent world figures to support delegates as they address six key issues including: The Environment, Global Health, Global Business, Interfaith Dialogue, Future of Media and Global Politics. For more information and a live video feed, visit .

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About One Young World

One Young World (, nicknamed Young Davos by some media outlets, is the world's first global youth leadership summit. Bringing together several hundred delegates age 25 and under from the world's 192 countries, One Young World combines the social power of the Internet with the energy and ideas of global youth to address the most challenging issues of today. Founded by David Jones, global CEO of Havas Worldwide, and Kate Robertson, Euro RSCG UK group chairman, One Young World focuses on plenary sessions at which delegates are guided by a group of international luminaries including Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Bob Geldof. The inaugural London summit on Feb. 8-10, 2010, will be open to the entire globe and people of all ages through online streaming and real-time updates.

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