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It’s official: global fashion icon Naomi Campbell to deliver keynote at #OYW2018

The supermodel and equality campaigner Naomi Campbell has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year’s One Young World Summit, taking place in The Hague, Netherlands, on 17-20 October.

She will address delegates at the Summit’s closing ceremony in the 114-year-old Circustheater, where she will talk about the value of diversity in her native United Kingdom.

Dubai Expo awards 2 OYW Ambassadors with top prizes

The idea of signing a legal contract with planet earth and the other species that reside on it probably doesn’t feature in the curriculum of any contemporary business school.

But the concept has helped One Young World Ambassador Tariq Al-Olaimy to win a major financial grant at Dubai’s Expo Live, where he was rewarded for his vision in encouraging companies and governments to treat nature as a stakeholder and active partner in development projects.

OYW-inspired sustainability campaign wins 3 Grand Prix Awards at Cannes Lions

The Palau Pledge, a campaign co-initiated by OYW Ambassador Nicolle Fagan, swept the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity awards, winning 3 Grand Prix.

A favourite to win big in Cannes, the Pledge received the Titanium Grand Prix, the inaugural Sustainable Development Goals Grand Prix created in partnership with the United Nations , and a Grand Prix in the Direct category.

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. 


OYW features on BUILD Series in NYC - hear from ELLE’s former EIC, an impact-focused celebrity stylist & 4 young entrepreneurs

It has hosted Hollywood stars including Christian Bale, Lena Dunham and Spike Lee, and next week the globally-renown BUILD live interview series is to turn its attention to One Young World.

BUILD, which has an international audience of millions, focused on One Young World in two shows which highlighted its work with young leaders in the fields of social entrepreneurship, fair trade, LGBT rights and women’s empowerment.

Your monthly roundup: 13 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.