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#OYW2019 Delegate Speakers Announced

The 30 exceptional young leaders who will take to the stage as Delegate Speakers in the five plenary sessions at One Young World’s 2019 Summit have now been chosen.

This year, One Young World returns ‘home’ to London for the 10th Annual Summit - set to be the biggest since the movement began in 2010. The specially selected Delegate Speakers will address an audience of over 2,000 people, on the subjects of Poverty Alleviation, Education, Peaceful Futures, Planetary Health and Media Freedom.

I'm a progressive Venezuelan American. Disliking Trump doesn't mean I will support Maduro.

Originally published by USA Today

I called my grandmother recently to check up on her. She lives in Caracas, Venezuela, and I was anxious to see how she was holding up. It was a Friday, the eve of another protest called for by interim President Juan Guaidó. Was it the sixth protest? Or the seventh? In the five months of heightened tension and crisis in Venezuela, I’ve lost count. 

Trump-Kim summit: A missed opportunity to discuss human rights violations in North Korea?

Nearly four years ago, at the One Young World (OYW) 2014 Summit in Dublin, North Korean delegate speaker Yeonmi Park shared her journey of escape from North Korea, cutting into the emotions of the OYW community. Since then, her story has gone viral, with the video of her speech being shared nearly 1.5 million times and gathering over 82 million views online. 

 

Your monthly list: 17 top initiatives you need to know about

In an effort to further share the incredible work of the OYW Ambassador community, we’ve launched our monthly list of top projects you need to know about.

The OYW network is all about collaboration - so please get in touch if you’re interested to learn more or join forces with any of the listed Ambassadors. Remember, if you log into your OYW profile, you can email them directly via the messaging button on their OYW profile, located on the bottom left. You must be logged in to do this.

One Young World feature, written by Kofi Annan, published in 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.