Written by Iki Chan, Programme Manager, The HKFYG Leadership Institute, OYW Managing Ambassador for Asia
If you’ve ever wondered how to stay in touch with your fellow One Young World (OYW) Ambassadors following the annual Summit, attending regional events such as the caucus organised in Hong Kong from 31 March - 1 April was a great example of how to do so!
Filmed at the One Young World 2018 Summit in The Hague, watch as leading thinkers, dignitaries and entrepreneurs share personal messages on key matters surrounding the power of education.
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“Safe Spaces for Youth” is the theme of Sunday’s International Youth Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly in celebration of the 1.8 billion people in the world aged 10-24.
The UN calls for creating “safe spaces where [young people] can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves.”
Written by Robert Gracin who is a former intern at One Young World. He is studying Social Relations and Policy at Michigan State University.
This commentary originally appeared on Project Syndicate. Heshika Deegahawathura is a EC Peace Ambassador from Sri Lanka.*
Companies can’t expect to get the best talent if they don’t openly empower their staff and allow them to investigate the things that make them passionate, whilst also doing the client work.
Deloitte understands this. The reason why I came here was, not only is this one of the biggest companies in the world, it’s somewhere that openly supports not just women but all different minorities to do the things they want to do.
Young social entrepreneurs are using digital products and platforms in new ways to take on some of the world’s biggest challenges, from terrorism and environmental destruction to the immigration crisis and disability rights.
Queen Elizabeth II has recognised the work of four One Young World Ambassadors who have created programmes that are aiding amputees in refugee camps in Syria, rural children in Bangladesh, the victims of female genital mutilation in Nigeria and the targets of sexual abuse in India.
“I sometimes forget what I felt throughout my OYW experience. This is why the OYW community is so important.”
It has been almost 5 years since I became a part of the wonderful One Young World (OYW) community. I still remember every touching and exciting moment I experienced at OYW Johannesburg back in 2013. Since then, I have wondered, how can I better myself to be a part of the improved society I want to see? Truthfully, I believe that I am on my way.