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What Is Going on in Venezuela?

One Young World | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
One Young World

The world needs to know about the critical situation of Venezuela and to understand that the regime is taking every possible measure to oppress its people and cover the truth. If the only resource Venezuela has available to inform the world about what is happening is social media, then let's use it strategically to cause the greatest impact internationally.

Another Global Trend For 2014: Youth Unemployment Will Remain High

Charles Oliver | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

January is the month that media outlets around the world predict the next big thing and showcase the newest trends, from exercise techniques to technology. Sadly, one trend that will continue this year from last will be that youth unemployment will remain high.

Big Shoes and Youthful Feet

Meron Semedar | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Meron Semedar

Africa has lost a hero. A hero that fought oppressors, jailers and the international community that once put him on the watch list of terrorists. A man who once shared his dream of a world of Democracy and respect for human rights, a world freed from the horrors of poverty, hunger, deprivation and ignorance.

EuroMaidan: One Goal, One Future and One Dream

One Young World | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
One Young World

On 21 November a Ukrainian government decree suspended preparations for signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union. In the following days, the biggest protests since the Orange Revolution (or in Ukrainian "Pomarancheva revolyutsiya") were being held in Kyiv.

A Global Neighbourhood

One Young World | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

Society victories that were led by youth are now going public and will be shared with this and the next generation through the Global Talks Campaign. There are no borders when it comes to ideas, no restrictions when it comes to determined young people. There are no Greek or Kuwaiti youth problems, only international ones.

Five Reasons to Restore Our Faith in Future Leadership

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Dmitry Dmitriev

The scale of the problems we're facing around the world nowadays clearly shows that our current model of leadership and way of thinking sorely needs a refresh. It requires change at all levels, but more importantly it requires change from each and every one of us.

Gen Y Can Influence Change in Leadership and Governance

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Charles Oliver

Youth unemployment levels cannot be wholly improved without effective policy by national governments, nor education in our schools that needs to adapt to the requirements of the 21st century. Arguably, global business will struggle to become more responsible without an element of legislative steer too.

One Young World 2013: Next Generation Business

Alan Mak | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Alan Mak

One Young World is the high-profile annual summit for young global leaders, dubbed the "junior Davos" by CNN after the World Economic Forum's annual g...

My Roller Coaster Ride With Cancer

Charlotte Brierley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Brierley

On 15 May at 7pm in my office in the City of London, I took a call which shifted my universe. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and told I would have to undergo surgery which may or may not leave me infertile and possibly have chemo-radiation after that.

We Have to Redefine Success Before We Move Forward - Collectively

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dmitry Dmitriev

Firstly, we have to step back and truly reinvent our definition of success as humanity. What are we collectively striving for?

The First to Take the Stage

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

One Young World opened my eyes to the great impact youth can make in society. I was particularly inspired by Ambassadors like Ajarat Bada, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Bariq Rifki​, Parker Liautaud, Clinton Gachangi and many others. Until I started following One Young World online, I had not identified a particular area to make positive change.

How Adopting Millennial Traits Has Changed This Cynical Brit's Thinking Towards International Collaboration and Europe

Danny Bartlett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Danny Bartlett

One Young World, described by many as a 'young DAVOS', is the largest gathering of nations outside of the Olympic Games. Around 1,300 millennial leaders converge on a different city each year to discuss issues affecting youth in an attempt to activate leadership.

Let's Talk About Depression

Anna Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Brown

I sat in front of the doctor and told him everything - he was fantastic. He explained what the chemicals in my brain were doing in a completely matter-of-fact way, and, most importantly, assured me that feeling like this was not my fault. That was the first step on the road to recovery.

Sustainability Today: Everyday Actions, Enduring Solutions

Michael St. Germain | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK
Michael St. Germain

"This project is never going to happen," was the first thing that the Johns Hopkins' parking manager told me. "Maybe it can be your graduate thesis...

Young Entrepreneurs Drive Solution to Youth Unemployment Crisis

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

One Young World's delegates of 2013 voted overwhelmingly to include youth unemployment as one of the six plenary topics discussed at this year's Summit in Johannesburg. Delegate speakers from the UK, France, Burundi, China, Nigeria and Turkey all showcased entrepreneurial initiatives and models that have been successful in lowering youth unemployment.

Social Business and Philanthropy - Is There Room for Both?

Michael Harris | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Harris

In Johannesburg, Unilever's CEO Paul Polman summed up our predicament neatly to a room of 1,250 young leaders from across the globe: "Never before has a generation faced such devastating problems," but crucially in the same breath "never before has the same generation had the tools to fix them."

Food Binds Us, It's Social And Inclusive

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

Obesity and hunger are major global problems, and this Special Session at the One Young World Summit 'The Food Revolution' focused on what can be done to save the next generation from the diet related illnesses that we face today.

An Incredible Atmosphere of Determination Filled the Room

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

Writing about Human Rights, especially here in South Africa is special. I'm talking about "special" in a sense of an almost overwhelming richness of historical and societal events that have struck the country.

A Shared Global Vision Of A Sustainable World

Nick Blandford | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK
Nick Blandford

Are there solutions that give as much as they take? This question guided the Sustainable Development Plenary Session, which rounded out the first action packed and inspiring day of the One Young World Summit 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

We're in the Middle of an Educational Revolution - Make the Most of It

Joel Nicholson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Joel Nicholson

The first full day of One Young World 2013, the world's largest youth leadership Summit, and it kicked off with a bang. The first Session focused on the most requested topic of this year's Summit, Education.

The Protection Of Future Generations

One Young World | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

Counsellors Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, Sir Bob Geldof, musician and Activist and Ahmed Kathrada, apartheid prisoner and close friend to Nelson Mandela were panelists during the Session.

'The Solution To Youth Unemployment Is In Our Hands'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

The challenges facing young people and youth unemployment have been tackled by delegates at the One Young World Summit. However, rather than being ...

'Even If It's A Death Sentence, We Don't Appeal'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

A former prisoner jailed alongside Nelson Mandela has recalled how the ANC leader insisted there would be no appeal after their trial even if they wer...

Change Takes Time - It Is Not an Event, it Is a Process

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

The issues raised during Kofi Annan Dialogues Special Session ranged from the security in Nigeria and El Salvador and the on-going crises in Syria and Lybia to answers on how to close the gap between young citizens and global leaders...

'Refugee Camps Are Not Ideal Settings For Schools'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

The problems facing education in challenging situations around the world have dominated the opening session of the One Young World Summit in South Afr...