The Turkish Young People that will participate in “One Young World”, with the support of Sabancı Holding, have been selected

02.02.2010

oyw_logo_orjinal.jpgThe members of the Turkish delegation that will attend the world's first youth summit, "One Young World", of which Sabancı Holding is one of the official sponsors, have been selected. Sabancı Holding will sponsor the participation of fifteen youngsters from Turkey who will attend "One Young World" to be held in London, February 8-10th. Prominent figures such as Kofi Annan and Mohammed Yunus will attend the summit, the opening speech of which will be presented by Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu and Sir Bob Geldof.

The youngsters participating in the summit were selected based on evaluations of videos that they had uploaded to facebook.sabanci.com, videos in which they each gave a message to the world.  During the selection process more than 80 videos were evaluated which had been shot by youngsters from across Turkey. Criteria such as the level of their English abilities, their message's content and a diversity of university participation were taken into consideration during the selection process. Youngsters participating in "One Young World" should have been born in 1984 or later, have good teamwork skills, be interested in global issues, they will each have participated in voluntary activities, and should all have exhibited leadership potential.

During the summit, the selected young people will focus on topics that had been proposed during a Global Consultation process spanning 70 countries, resulting in a statement related to issues that they think need to be dealt, with on a global platform, immediately. The issues are "to develop an understanding of political leadership for a better future"; "global business and its contribution to the development of the economic future of society"; "interfaith dialogue"; "environmental issues"; and "the changing identity and power of the media". 

Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof, Desmond Tutu, Mohammed Yunus, and Oscar Morales are among the counselors to the "One Young World", which will be held with the participation of more than 5000 young people each with proven levels of interest and leadership potential. Drafting, evaluating and voting on the summit's resolutions will be executed with the support of counselors.

Detailed information about the "One Young World" summit can be found at http://www.oneyoungworld.com/. Turkish delegations' works in London and all development and processes related to the summit can be followed at facebook.sabanci.com and on twitter.com/Sabancı_Holding.

ONE YOUNG WORLD: TURKISH DELEGATION LIST

NAME-SURNAME

UNIVERSITY

ILGUN BUYUKBAS

DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY

SEVGI CEYDA SAIROGLU

SABANCI UNIVERSITY

BESTE MUTLU

SABANCI UNIVERSITY

ALPER OZSAHIN

MALTEPE UNIVERSITY

CANSU OZARAS

METU

DENIZ CIKIS

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY

ALI SAMET DURGUN

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY

BASAK GOKCE

BILKENT UNIVERSITY

BATUHAN GORGULU

KOC UNIVERSITY

NILSU ORGEN

KOC UNIVERSITY

B.CENK TEMEL

YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

GUNES TURAN

ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

DENIZ YILDIRIM

ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

ERMAN HOS

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY

PELIN OKSUZER

CUKUROVA UNIVERSITY