Chancellor and GCUSA President attend One Young World summit

01 October 2013

Professor Yunus at the  One Young World Summit 2012

Professor Yunus at the One Young World Summit 2012

University Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yunus, and Student Association President Matt Lamb are in Johannesburg this week to take part in the One Young World Summit 2013.

The annual international summit is attended by young people and counsellors from across the globe. No youth-dominated event outside the Olympic Games brings together more countries than One Young World, which attracts 1300 young leaders from 180 nations.

During the four-day summit from October 2 to October 5, delegates will be challenged to address international issues in the fields of education, global business, human rights, sustainable development and transparency.

Professor Yunus has returned to One Young World to reprise his role as counsellor and he will play a crucial role by addressing delegates and leading plenary sessions. He will also deliver an address on the global development of social business.

Other globally recognised figures who have been appointed as One Young World 2013 counsellors include Virgin founder and GCU honorary graduate Sir Richard Branson; former UN Secretary and GCU honorary graduate Kofi Annan; Live Aid founder Sir Bob Geldof; founder of Huffington Post Arianna Huffington; and entrepreneur, actor and GCU honorary graduate Lily Cole.

As a delegate representative of GCU, Student Association President Matt Lamb will meet young people from almost every country. He follows in the One Young World footsteps of last year’s Student Association President, Carla Fyfe, who described her experience as “life changing and inspiring”.

Watch Professor Yunus at the One Young World 2012 summit: