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Why young leaders and collaboration are key to a more peaceful world

Gharsanay Amin, recipient of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Enterprise for Peace Scholarship writes about the role she thinks young people should take in challenging extremism, and explains why she's looking forward to attending #OYW2018.

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Discover the 5 Plenary Themes headlining the #OYW2018 Agenda

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Delegate speakers will present at five Plenary Sessions, dedicated to the themes of Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights and Poverty Alleviation.

Delegate speakers will present at five Plenary Sessions, dedicated to the themes of Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights and Poverty Alleviation. Contributors will debate, formulate and share innovative solutions to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Upcycling, water security & indigenous rights: initiatives you need to know about this month

Find out more about the top One Young World Ambassador projects this month

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6 OYW Ambassadors selected as inaugural Obama Leaders for Africa

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Congratulations to all of those selected!

After months of selection, the Obama Foundation has revealed its first class of 200 Obama Leaders for Africa. With backgrounds in the public, private and non-profit sectors, these Leaders from across the continent will gain access to a year-long programme which includes bespoke training and leadership development.

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The former Team USA athlete who is shaping disability policy in the US capital

On top of her day job, Kristin Duquette is helping build a transport system that sets new standards in access for people with disabilities

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It’s Pride Month - meet 7 leaders making the world a better place for LGBTQ+ communities

From Colombia to Yemen, discover the OYW Ambassadors behind some of the most critical LGBTQ+ movements globally.

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Activist mentality inspired at OYW is bringing change to refugees

Learn how Jennifer turned her post-OYW inspiration into action within her own company.

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OYW Ambassadors speak alongside top officials at European Commission’s largest development conference

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Two of Italy’s leading stateswomen, Federica Mogherini and Stefania Giannini, alongside the Senegalese singer/activist Youssou N’Dour, joined OYW Ambassadors to target new ways to fight global inequality.

Two of Italy’s leading stateswomen, Federica Mogherini and Stefania Giannini, alongside the Senegalese singer/activist Youssou N’Dour, joined One Young World Ambassadors on stage in Brussels to target new ways to fight global inequality.

The high-level discussion, hosted by the European Commission this week, was moderated by One Young World Ambassador Ilwad Elman, the Somali-Canadian peace activist, and featured contributions from other Ambassadors, including Ousmane Ba from Guinea and Lina Khalifeh from Jordan. 


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Queen’s Commonwealth Trust awards first grant to OYW Ambassador

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Joannes, founder of Hope for Children Cameroon, was awarded this grant to fund his Hygiene and Sanitation work 

One Young World Ambassador Joannes Yimbesalu was the first grant recipient of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, a recently launched initiative supporting young leaders across the Commonwealth who are creating change in their communities.

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One Young World feature, written by Kofi Annan, published in Vanity Fair UK

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A new photoshoot of the global leaders who attended the OYW 2017 Summit in Bogotá has been released in the latest issue of Vanity Fair UK.

A new photoshoot of the global leaders who attended the One Young World Summit (OYW) in Bogota in October 2017 has been released in the latest issue of Vanity Fair UK. Written by former Secretary-General of the United Nations and OYW Counsellor Kofi Annan, the accompanying article addresses the key role young people play in building a peaceful, inclusive and sustainable future.

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