One Young World Summit begins in Netherlands

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Two thousand delegates from all over the world have gathered in the Netherlands for this year’s “One Young World” summit.

Sexual and gender-based violence is the theme of this year’s One Young World Summit currently under way at The Hague, Netherlands.

This comes after shocking statistics that revealed that one in three women and girls – and one in six men and boys worldwide will experience some form of sexual or gender-based violence in their lifetime.

The summit, currently in its ninth year – provides a global forum that enables young leaders to connect with the common goal of creating lasting positive change around the world.

The Hague is home to the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court and dubbed as the city of peace and justice.

Mayor of The Hague, Pauline Krikke explains the significance of the city hosting the Summit. It is thus fitting that this year’s One Young World Summit – seeking to create a better world – is being held here.

Climate change, Poverty, Human Rights and the state of the economy are some of the other topics that will be discussed.

 

 

SABC News

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