Noam Shuster-Eliassi, 29, grew up in Neve Shalom - Wahat al-Salam (Oasis of Peace), an Arab-Israeli village dedicated to promoting peace and co-existence. A fluent Arabic speaker, she is the daughter of an Iranian mother and a Holocaust survivor from Romania. She has dedicated herself to peacebuilding and has worked since 2012 with the international organisation Interpeace, where she is coordinator of the Base for Discussion program. She was a delegate speaker on peace, security and conflict resolution at One Young World’s Summits in Dublin (2014) and Bangkok (2015).
Global young leaders addressed the political and business elite at this year’s World Economic Forum and set out their own vision for responsive and responsible leadership.
Ambassadors from One Young World called on delegates at the forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week to pay greater attention to issues affecting young people, making a series of passionate contributions to WEFLIVE, the online platform operated by WEF’s communication partner KPMG.
A huge congratulations goes to Ambassador Begonia Randhav for being awarded the International Humanitarian Platinum Award. The award recognises those who dedicate their lives to the betterment of humanity. Begonia won the award for her work with women and refugees, and for directing, starring in and producing the film 'The way home'.
The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on young delegates to "create a future that we will all be proud of" as he opened the seventh annual One Young World Summit at a spectacular ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, seat of Canada's Government.
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.
As thousands of young people continue to join radical extremist groups including ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Al Shabaab, it is imperative to mobilise young leaders to mitigate the spread of violent extremism.
OYW Ambassador Kevin Smiley is the founder of SuraiTea Inc. - a Canadian tea packaging social enterprise which hires recently-arrived Syrian refugees. They offer five types of jasmine-scented organic teas; as jasmine is the national flower of Syria, it provides a meaningful connection to their home country.
“In a world that is ever more digitally connected, each of us has the power and responsibility to inspire our fellow human beings to act to help others and create a more humane world.”
- Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
From 14 -16 May, 10 One Young World Ambassadors participated in the 36th Annual Plenary Meeting of the InterAction Council held in Cartagena, Colombia.
One Young World is in full swing. Today marked day three of the Summit, with sessions centered around education and poverty. Here are the top ten moments of the day:
1. Internet access reduces the education gap
With 800 million people around the world unable to read and write, there’s a desperate need for a literacy revolution. Several delegate speakers shared how they’re creating alternative educational opportunities by connecting their communities to the power of the internet.