Arizza Ann S. Nocum

Philippines

Arizza is a Delegate Speaker for the 2015 Peace and Security Plenary Session.

Along with her parents, Arizza founded the KRIS Library – a non-profit organisation that builds libraries, provides educational materials and gives scholarships to young people living in poor and conflicted areas in the Philippines. She has helped build 6 libraries and provide 400 scholarships for children who are victims of conflict, terrorism and poverty. Arizza was also one of the five global recipients of the Zonta International Young Women for Public Affairs Award and one of the youngest of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World. This year, she was a recipient of the C Asean scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit and is currently studying Industrial Engineering at the University of Philippines. She wants to eradicate interfaith conflict in her home nation and worldwide through cooperation and education.