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Ambassador wins major prize at the 2017 World Economic Forum

 

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A tireless entrepreneur, Daniel has attended four One Young World Summits to date, incorporating his learnings from each Summit into his ventures. Daniel started RECOJO, the first major youth network in Colombia with the aim of driving action and engagement among Colombia’s youth. He has driven RECOJO to become a major network of young social entrepreneurs who have contributed over 190,000 hours of volunteering. Daniel then founded BAKONGO, a summer camp that integrates underprivileged children with young people from universities.

Human Rights Day: what young leaders think of our world today

Every year, Human Rights Day serves as a reminder that respect for human rights is inextricable from building a positive future. Millions of people around the globe suffer from intolerance, violence and marginalisation based on their ethnicity, religion and gender among other factors. Simultaneously, we live in one of the most progressive eras in history. To mark this important day, young leaders from across the globe weighed in on the state of human rights and what young leaders should do about it.

 

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Thuli Madonsela: we can definitely get rid of corruption in South Africa

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An investigation into South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has found evidence of possible corruption at the top level of his government.

In the report, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommends Mr Zuma establish a judicial commission of inquiry within 30 days. Mr Zuma is accused of an improper relationship with wealthy businessmen.

The 355-page report by anti-corruption chief Thuli Madonsela is entitled "State of Capture" and is illustrated on its front page with a hand strung with puppet wires.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend One Young World 2016

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One Young World is honoured to announce that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join us at the One Young World Summit 2016 in Ottawa. 

Prime Minister Trudeau is an exemplary leader who represents inclusivity, transparency and openness. An admired figure in international politics, he serves as a model of inspiration for One Young World delegates who drive change in their respective countries. His progressive policies, including his active role in solving the global refugee and migrant crisis, are admired across the globe.

Peace activist protesting violence in Myanmar recounts her recent arrest

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My arm still hurts from being lifted from the ground by police officers and heaved roughly into a waiting vehicle, clattering against the door as I went.

It was the start of almost 24 hours spent in custody. My crime? Protesting against the world’s longest civil war, which began in 1948 in a land then known as Burma and today still threatens the transition to democracy of the state of Myanmar.