Jozi wins youth summit bid

2011-09-05 09:07

Johannesburg will host the One Young World Summit – the second largest gathering of young people in the world – in 2013.

A vuvuzela was blown while others sang Shosholoza as the successful bid was announced this weekend.

“Johannesburg is a true global icon; a city that has shown it can handle world events with style and exuberance,” said OYW co-founder David Jones. Pittsburgh, whose bid had the support of four American presidents, was announced as the host for 2012.

“One Young World is a movement that exists to affect positive change and we wanted cities that could provide a platform to inspire and motivate young leaders to act,” said Jones.

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