One Young World

A Letter To My Fellow Twenty-Somethings...

Emma Hedile Al-munshi | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hedile Al-munshi

My job revolved around assisting other people realise their own full potential, which is something I do really enjoy, and still enjoy to this day. But it wasn't until the closing ceremony of this particular event that I turned around and thought to myself, "But what have I done for me?"

Three Reasons Why Leaders Need To Unite To Change The World

Adam Bradford | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

I recently had the incredible pleasure of attending the One Young World summit in Ottawa, Canada and joined a delegation of 1300 inspirational young l...

'People Think Violence Is In Libya's DNA, In Our Blood'

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

A young woman fighting to combat extremism has lashed out against global counter-terrorism policies, saying they criminalise Middle Eastern people. Ha...

Justin Trudeau: Young People Have The Power To Change The World

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK

Politicians are often accused of sidelining young people to focus on the “silver vote”, but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making a poi...

Empowering Millennials: Our Future in their Hands

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

Youth is a time of optimism and energy, and in the light of the complexities ahead and the pressure that surround us, nothing is as energy giving or cynicism destroying as building the potential for others to succeed and in that, I rest my hope.

Listen to Young Leaders' Arguments on Environmental Issues - Most Know Better Than You

Kate Robertson | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK
Kate Robertson

Political action must include the demands and wishes of the young, for it is their world and their future we are fighting to save. I have seen the power of youth, and I am steadfast in my belief that they can lead the way to a more sustainable future.

I Am Not Illegal, I Am Not a Crime - I Am a Refugee

Taffan Ako Sharif | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Taffan Ako Sharif

The people that are coming are people who have invested a lot both humanly and financially to get to Europe. You pay thousands of dollars per person just to get on these small rubber boats from Turkey to Greece in hopes of not drowning. You become illegal. You are a crime. You hide in trucks filled with people dead and alive, all fighting for one thing: freedom. The issue becomes even more personal for me when I know that my mother and I have walked the same path as these children have.

Lucy Sherriff

How A Little-Known Vatican Priest Became The Saviour Of Libya's Most Desperate Refugees | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

Father Mussie Zerai was a theology student in Rome when he first got a call from a boat in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. He thought it was a...

How This Guy's Charity Work Got Him A Ticket To Go To Space

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In November, 24-year-old Essex-born Hussain Manawer received some life-changing news. He was told he had won a competition to send him into space - wh...

Only Ambassadors Can Prove One Young World Summit Isn't a Talking Shop

Michael Yip | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Yip

If you attended the Bangkok Summit - congratulations. You were celebrated as having potential in and a track record of affecting positive change in the world. However, delegates be warned: even as fresh-faced Ambassadors, you all have serious commitments to fulfil...

Lucy Sherriff

How One Syrian Student Escaped Kidnap And Helped Found A University For Refugees | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.12.2015 | 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 24.11.2016 | 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 23.03.2016 | 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 08.01.2016 | 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 19.11.2016 | 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 12.08.2016 | 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 World...