On Monday February 8 over 100 countries are sending delegates to the One Young World Summit in London, a gathering of young people from around the world to discuss the major issues facing the next generation such as global health, political leadership, interfaith dialogue, global business, the media and the environment.
The delegates, all under 25, will be guided in their discussions by figures from the world stage such as Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof, John Kerry (former US presidential candidate), Richard Sambrook (director of BBC’s Global News), Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize laureate), Nicholas Haysom (director of politics and the UN) and EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti.
The organisers of the summit have specially invited Corinne Bailey Rae to perform two songs at the opening ceremony on February 8. One of the tracks she will be performing is the epic and poignant new song ‘Love’s On Its Way’.
“I believe that hope is an essential part of humanity,” she says, “something that can lead people on through the darkest times, and One Young World is an illustration of hope for the future. Where many people are cynical and refuse to believe in hope, I think it is the greatest give we can have. I am honoured to be included in this event and everything it stands for.”