The Hollywood actor, social entrepreneur and activist Rosario Dawson is to become a One Young World Counsellor and will address delegates at the upcoming 2018 Summit in The Hague. She’ll be joined by Abrima Erwiah, with whom she co-founded the Studio One Eighty Nine social enterprise.
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.
One Young World’s inaugural Summit in Latin America has helped propel its Ambassador community to a year of accelerated growth in leading the world to a better future in pursuit of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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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).
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Young leaders from the seven Muslim-majority countries whose citizens have been banned from entering the United States by Donald Trump have called on young people worldwide to make a stand against the controversial policy.
When Mr Trump made the controversial order, Libyan One Young World Ambassador Hajer Sharief was in New York City attending a high-level debate at the United Nations on sustainable development and peace. “This ban identifies me as a terrorist,” she complained.
One Young World is a platform for the inspiration, action and views of young leaders. As Founders, we are acutely conscious that we are not those young leaders. Our personal views are, whilst strongly held by both of us, not necessarily those of our community of over 8,000 One Young Ambassadors in every country in the world.
With the fragile condition of current international politics, global young leaders are hungry for new learning in conflict resolution and improving conditions for peace in their countries, research for One Young World has revealed.