One Young World

Lucy Sherriff

How One Syrian Student Escaped Kidnap And Helped Found A University For Refugees | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In 2013, Mohammed Odai Al Hashmi was due to catch a lift back home from Al Wadi International University with two friends. They were supposed to conve...

We Will Fight Intolerance Peacefully and Never, Ever Give Up

François Reyes | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
François Reyes

I want you, the ambitious, smart and curious young leaders of the world to go back home and use my organization's model, to empower every citizen of your country, no matter where they come from, what their social background is, or what their beliefs 's are to heal all our societies.

The Essex Boy Who'll Be The First British Muslim In Space Is Dedicating His Trip To People With Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 24-year-old from Essex who is set to become the first British Muslim to go to space after winning a competition has dedicated his win to everyone wh...

Lucy Sherriff

'Is It That Hard For Cameron To Ask China To Help North Korean Refugees?' Asks Yeonmi Park | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A North Korean defector who fled her country and was sold as a sex slave in China has criticised David Cameron for not tackling the issue with the Chi...

Lucy Sherriff

BBC's John Simpson Hits Out At UK Media's 'Grotesquely Selective' Terror Reporting | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK

One of the UK's most respected foreign correspondents has hit out at the British media's "grotesquely selective" reporting of deaths from terror attac...

21 Young People Fighting To Change Our World For The Better

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Education, environment, human rights and peace; those are just some of the topics to be debated, discussed and mulled over at this year's internationa...

Lucy Sherriff

North Korean Survivor Slams Western Media For Treating 'Murderer' Kim Jong-Un As A Joke | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

North Korean survivor Yeomni Park has criticised Western media for portraying dictator Kim Jong-un as a joke and a cartoon character. Addressing th...

Lucy Sherriff

'Being Gay In Iraq Isn't As Sexy As ISIS' - But It Might Be Just As Dangerous | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Being gay isn't as sexy as ISIS. So no-one pays us any attention." These are the words of Amir Ashour, a 25-year-old Iraqi and the founder of the ...

One Young World 2015 - The Stakes Have Been Raised

Charlie Oliver | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Oliver

As a gathering of 196 countries, we are well placed to use our network for good and take the lead in engaging our peer group and finding sustainable solutions. Our world needs leadership in the face of this adversity. I believe the One Young World network can play a major role in delivering this...

Watch Six Young People Implore Their Governments To Tackle Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Young people from around the world are imploring their heads of state to tackle climate change in a series of video messages filmed for the run up to ...

Lucy Sherriff

'We Will Sink Or Swim Together' Over Climate Change, Warns Kofi Annan | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

The world will "sink or swim together", former secretary-general of the United Nations Kofi Annan warned, as he urged developed countries to start tak...

Lucy Sherriff

'Thailand's Nanny State Needs To End,' Warn Country's Young Leaders | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Thailand’s “nanny state” needs to come to an end, the country’s young leaders have urged, as they warn of protesting youths being taken off th...

Bob Geldof Tells Millennials They Are To Blame For Bloodshed Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley and Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Bob Geldof has delivered a passionate speech in an address to millennials, warning of the imminence of another World War and informing young peopl...

Youth in Action - A Success Story From Burkina Faso

One Young World | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

In October 2014, Burkina Faso saw the most unforgettable and massive insurrection of its history with the overthrow of President Compaoré's regime. This act of popular will has opened the doors to build a stronger democracy in Burkina Faso and has allowed us look forward to new possibilities and dreams...

My Experience as an Ebola Responder

One Young World | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
One Young World

This piece is by Dr. Freeman Osonuga. Freeman is a One Young World Ambassador from Nigeria. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Heal The Wor...

Rates Fall, but the UK's Youth Unemployment Crisis Continues

One Young World | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
One Young World

Business may see some short term gain, but they could also endure long-term pain by exacerbating future talent shortages (which they are struggling with already) and diminishing the value of the British consumer base. The emergence of a poorly-skilled millennial generation will only serve to magnify the challenges we see in our society today.

The Start of My Journey Into Space

Milena Milićević | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech
Milena Milićević

I wanted to learn as much as possible so I sought an interview with Mark to understand his motivations behind the offer of such a fantastic opportunity and learn more about how I could be in with a chance. Following a warm introduction and a chat, I wanted to know about the journey.

From Kashmir to Dublin

One Young World | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

This blog is by Shahzad Hussain Hamdani . Shahzad is a One Young World Ambassador from Indian Administered Kashmir. In his blog, Shahzad descri...

Bringing the World to Dublin

One Young World | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

This blog is by Clara Kelleher. Clara is a One Young World Ambassador and a founding member of the Dublin Host City Bid Committee responsible f...

Making Loans Work for Students, Not the Other Way Round

One Young World | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

This blog is by Juan Guerra. Juan is a One Young World Ambassador from Mexico and the CEO of StudentFunder. He was a delegate speaker during the Edu...

The Impact of One Young World

One Young World | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

It was the moment where the whole audience of over 1,000 people palpably hung on every word of her terrible story. She spoke of fleeing North Korea as a young teenager, witnessing the murder of a family friend and the rape of her mother, burying her father and finally being deported to South Korea from Mongolia.

Two Essentials for Every Entrepreneur

One Young World | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

While I believe creativity and focus have given me success; I don't think there is a single solution to teach entrepreneurship, but we are creating tools and opportunities that will help to teach it as a skill.

Re-inventing the Peace Process

One Young World | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the first IRA ceasefire which triggered the Northern-Ireland 'Peace Process'. This marked the end of a vicious thirty-year conflict known as 'The Troubles'; the ethno-nationalist conflict which set those who wanted to see Northern Ireland remain a part of the United Kingdom against those who wanted to see it integrated into a 'United Ireland'.

Why Raising Money for Ebola Is an Issue We Must Address Now

One Young World | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

I am personally asking OYW delegates, Counsellors, community members, and the public to spread the word and support charities such as International Medical Corps and others fighting the deadly Ebola virus. Please share your support for the two causes I am driving...

Fleeing for Freedom

One Young World | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

I am a North Korean defector who escaped the hardship of the region in 2007. Korea has remained in the media spotlight in recent weeks due to the unprecedented disappearance, and reappearance, of leader Kim Jong-un. Countless people have spoken about the missing dictator, but very little attention is being focused on the invisible victims of the Kim regime...