The One Young World Summit Tokyo 2022



Location (s):

  • Japan


The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, amongst many other global figures. One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.


What is One Young World?

One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. We are a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. 

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

Delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking and workshops. All delegates have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with world leaders with the world’s media in attendance. As well as listening to keynote speakers, delegates have the opportunity to challenge world leaders, interact and be mentored by influencers. Delegates make lasting connections throughout the Summit, celebrating their participation at social events and the unforgettable Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

After each Summit, the delegates, who are then known as One Young World Ambassadors, work on their own initiatives or lend the power of the One Young World network to those initiatives already in existence. Of those in employment, many returns to their companies and set about creating change from within, energising their corporate environment.




The One Young World 2022 Tokyo Summit will take place from 23-26 May with over 2,000 young leaders from 190+ countries using the Summit as a platform to demonstrate the increasing importance of young leaders and the value they create in the world today. One Young World’s arrival in Tokyo presents Japan and its Asian neighbours with a unique and timely opportunity; a chance for young leaders to truly deliver the actions necessary to create the sustainable future that we all demand, where everyone has a role to play and no one is left behind.

One Young World’s arrival in Tokyo represents a significant moment for the Bavarian capital, renowned for its mixture as a traditional and cosmopolitan city. Tokyo is famous for its broad variety of culture and leisure opportunities, its high internationality and quality of living.

Tokyo at a glance

Fusing the futuristic with the traditional, Tokyo is a sprawling megacity bursting with a seemingly limitless number of things to do. A business and cultural megacentre that is home to tens of millions of people, Tokyo is also the crossroads where the Japanese interact with citizens from all over the world. Whatever your cultural interests are, Tokyo is likely to have you covered. Home to many world-class art galleries and museums, traditional temples and shrines, staggeringly diverse nightlife options and cutting-edge technology, there is something for everyone.

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The annual One Young World Summit, our flagship programme, convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact.

If you are a young leader with a passion for global issues, between the age of 18 and 30, and a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organization, then you could be part of the One Young World Summit 2022. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage.


Deadline: February 28, 2022

Program Starts: May 23, 2022

Program Ends: May 26, 2022

Cost/funding for participants:

How to attend the summit?

  • Attend with a partner organisation: We partner with many of the world’s leading businesses, universities and foundations that support One Young World by sending delegates to the Summit. If your organisation is interested in partnering with One Young World please contact us:
  • Attend independently: You can nominate yourself to attend the Summit as an independent delegate. The fees to attend a One Young World Summit can be found on our Pricing page. You can pay this fee yourself or find an organisation or individual to sponsor you. 
  • Attend on a scholarship: A range of scholarships are available to enable individuals who are not supported by partners to participate in the Summit. Visit our Scholarships page to see if you are eligible for any current opportunities.
  • Ambassadors are automatically eligible to attend each One Young World Summit as a Returning Ambassador for the fee see our Pricing document.
    If you are an Ambassador and would like more information on how to attend the 2022 Summit, please get in touch with us at 
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