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Daily Roundup: top moments from #OYW2018, Day 2

Day two of the One Young World Summit kicked off today with inspiring sessions on human rights issues, ranging from the refugee crisis to standing against sexual violence. Check out the  top 10 moments from today’s discussions.

1. Bob Geldof challenges delegates to create a new world

To help solve issues impacting today’s world around the environment, human rights, health, poverty and politics, the next generation must take action, urged Bob Geldof.

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.

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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.

Celebrating young peacebuilders at One Young World

Eighty young Peace Ambassadors are on their way to Bogotá to share their remarkable personal insights and expertise with delegates at the upcoming One Young World Summit.

The party of outstanding youth leaders includes survivors of civil wars and political imprisonment, and those who have campaigned on high profile issues such as the mass kidnappings of girls in Nigeria and the persecution of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.