Politics

One Young World Politician of the Year 2019 - Winners Announced

One Young World is thrilled to announce the five winners of the One Young World Politician of the Year 2019 Award

The award was established last year to celebrate the most impressive and impactful politicians aged 35 and under. The 2019 shortlist exemplifies the outstanding achievements of young leaders who have infiltrated the old guard of politics worldwide.

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. 

6 OYW Ambassadors named as Top 100 Future Leaders in government

We are proud to announce that 6 OYW Ambassadors have been recognised in the annual Apolitical: Top 100 Future Leaders list.  The list recognises people in the field of government and policy who have made a mark early in their careers (everyone on the list is aged 35 or below). OYW takes pride in its young leaders who are at the core of policy making and are shaping their governments for the better.

John Major announces Politician of the Year Award winners at #OYW2018

One Young World has announced the five winners of the inaugural One Young World Politician of the Year Awards. These five young leaders have been chosen from a shortlist of nineteen promising young politicians from around the worldThe award was launched to highlight the work of young politicians who are using their positions to make a difference and improve youth engagement in politics. 

OYW Ambassador Tabata Amaral de Pontes elected as Federal Deputy in São Paulo

One Young World is pleased to share that Brazilian OYW Ambassador Tabata Amaral de Pontes was elected as a member of the Lower House of the National Congress, representing the State of São Paulo on Sunday 7 October, 2018. Representing, PDT, or referred to in English as the Democratic Labour Party, she is one of the youngest elected official in Brazil’s elections this year. Having focused her campaign on education reform, job creation, housing and anti-corruption, she received 264,450 votes. 

Sir John Major to address delegates at #OYW2018

One Young World is proud to announce that The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH will attend the One Young World 2018 Summit in The Hague, Netherlands.

An inspiration to young politicians and budding statesmen, Sir John became involved in politics at the early age of 16 and, in 1968, won his first Election to a local authority in Lambeth.  In Parliament, Sir John served in the Government for 16 years, and held a number of positions in Cabinet, including Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. From 1990 - 1997, he served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.