Blogs

Sierra Leone's maternal health emergency

4/03/2014

For every 100,000 live births 890 mothers die.

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Mark Zuckerberg on the Digital Divide

28/02/2014

'Connectivity is a human right'

 

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Education for Development

25/02/2014

Convincing parents to bring their children to school is a real challenge in Guinea.

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Beatriz Pellicer

What is going on in Venezuela?

18/02/2014

Three Ambassadors on the crisis in their country with a call to action.

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Katerina Gavrielidou gives a radio interview in Cyprus about her experiences in

Youth Entrepreneurship: A catalyst for job creation

17/02/2014

Ambassador Katerina Gavrielidou on how youth entrepreneurship can solve the global challenge of youth unemployment.

 

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Alan Mak with David Jones in Davos

The Responsible Recovery Begins

10/02/2014

Ambassador from the UK, Alan Mak, reflects on his fourth trip to Davos.

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Raaida Mannaa, far right, at dinner with the One Young World team in Davos

The thing that should speak for our generation is our work

10/02/2014

Ambassador from Colombia, Raaida Mannaa, on convincing the world of the power of youth.

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Reflections from the World Forum on Natural Capital

28/01/2014

Ambassador from South Africa, Monde Nkosi, on Sub-Saharan African economic growth story following the World Forum on Natural Capital.

 

The inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital was recently held in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was privileged to be one of the speakers at the event, alongside One Young World Co-Founder David Jones. My presentation focused on the extremely urgent need to address the superficial manner in which we’re viewing Sub-Saharan African growth. Even in countries with positive GDP numbers, there are instances where we are depleting the stock of wealth in our countries to an extent that it will be significantly harder for today’s children to experience the same of quality of life that we currently do. In a region in which the median age is 19 and 400 million people are below the age of 14, this is a ticking time bomb – we need to urgently change the dialogue.

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Another Global Trend For 2014: Youth Unemployment Will Remain High

21/01/2014

Ambassador from the UK, Charlie Oliver on the continuing trend of high youth unemployment.

 

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. It should therefore still be considered a crisis by policymakers and businesses in Europe, where one in four young people were jobless in 2013.

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Persistence is key: Getting sponsorship to attend a One Young World Summit

21/01/2014

Ambassador from the Bahamas, Ashleigh Rolle has very kindly provided us with her advice on how to get sponsorship in a very clear and concise article. Ashleigh is an inspirational Ambassador who has attended three Summits to date.

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The First Time I Felt Globally Connected

19/12/2013

Ambassador from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Shalisha Samuel on receiving an All Bar None place and her experience at the Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

I received the news about being awarded an All Bar None place, to represent my country St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while I was on a volunteer assignment in Ghana. I was happy and honoured to receive the funding. Being awarded was truly a sigh of relief, as I would have had to immediately lunge into yet another fundraising campaign.

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Gender Equality: We Need New Solutions

17/12/2013

Ambassador from Australia, Sally Hasler on the responsibility of businesses to support women in the workplace.

 

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