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

One Young World | Posted 21.10.2014 | 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 20.10.2014 | 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...

Time to Level the Playing Field

One Young World | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Sport
One Young World

Social change happens when individuals on a large scale change their attitude. The next time you see someone being discriminated against for being who they are, I urge you to stand up to that discrimination.

'There's Been A Holocaust Going On For A Decade And We're Ignoring It'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

On the surface, Yeonmi Park looks like any other university student; fashionable, eager, ambitious. Except she is North Korean, and is one of the luck...

Chipsafer: Upgrading Agriculture

One Young World | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

Maria Victoria Alonsoperez is a One Young World delegate from Uruguay. She was a delegate speaker during the Global Business Plenary Session at...

Sustaining Global Forestry

One Young World | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

Joseph Mwakima is a One Young World delegate from Kenya. He was a delegate speaker in the Sustainable Development Plenary Session at the Dublin Summ...

The Risk of Extinction Exists

One Young World | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

Angelique Pouponneau is a One Young World delegate from the Seychelles. She was a delegate speaker in the Sustainable Development Plenary ...

Five Tips for First Time Delegates

One Young World | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

This blog was written by Mícheál Gallagher. Mícheál was a first time One Young World Delegate in 2013 (Johannesburg, South Africa). T...

Tackling Food Poverty in Ireland

One Young World | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

This blog is written by Iseult Ward. Iseult is a One Young World Ambassador from Ireland and the co-founder and CEO of FoodCloud, a social...

Innovating Dublin

One Young World | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
One Young World

Whether you are involved in the tech scene, want to learn more about becoming an entrepreneur or even none of the above, we can't wait to welcome you to Dublin and show you the vibrant industry that's here.

Ebola Is Spreading Because We Don't Care About Poor People, Says Geldof

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

Sir Bob Geldof has hit out at the drastic gulf in resources, wealth and medical capabilities when it comes to tackling Ebola in west Africa and in the...

The Global Conference Helping Young People Change The World Kicks Off

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

One Young World, the global forum for young leaders aged 18 - 30, has quite the legacy. To date, ambassadors have realised phenomenal achievements...

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.