Thought leadership

BlueHack Against Trafficking

OYW Ambassador hosts 1st hackathon against human trafficking in US

IBM, Pasos Libres Foundation, UNODC, and the Stevens Institute of Technology conduct the first BlueHack Against Human Trafficking in the United States.

OYW Hong Kong Caucus: why you need to stay connected between Summits

A review by Iki Chan, One Young World Managing Ambassador [Asia], of the hugely successful Hong Kong Caucus hosted by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Leadership… read more

The Citizen Mobilization | Simon Bolívar Square

In the same plaza that the young people filled in 2016, a flagship ceremony of the 2017 One Young World summit was held, where we used the flashlights of… read more

Young people schooling ‘old guard’ on climate change

Rising sea levels, drought, wildfires, storms, polluted oceans. The unsavoury shopping list of climate change consequence is endless. And yet,… read more

All for One and One for All: Lessons of Inclusion and Participation for Youth in SDGs

The key is to do what we can with what we have. Regardless of their resources, young people should be seen as equal partners to government, private sector, civil societies,… read more

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing

On the 30th of January, One Young World Ambassador Meg was invited to parliament by the University All-Party Parliamentary Group, to join their panel for a meeting regarding… read more

'It’s Impossible to Reduce Me': The Most Up-and-coming Jewish Comedian Dares You to Put Her in a Box

She's performed in East Jerusalem, Berlin, Tel Aviv and Rwanda, has worked with the UN and peace organizations, grew up in a mixed Jewish-Arab community and speaks - and… read more

No, We Should Not Be Better Utilizing 'Clean Coal'

Renewable energy coupled with energy storage is already cheaper, cleaner and as reliable as conventional alternatives. 

What is Home?

OYW Ambassador, Wandile Mthiyane: "Growing up in a shanty town of Durban, South Africa made me realize the importance of structure in making a home."