Politics

OYW Ambassador Tabata Amaral de Pontes elected as Federal Deputy in São Paulo

One Young World is pleased to share that Brazilian OYW Ambassador Tabata Amaral de Pontes was elected as a member of the Lower House of the National Congress, representing the State of São Paulo on Sunday 7 October, 2018. Representing, PDT, or referred to in English as the Democratic Labour Party, she is one of the youngest elected official in Brazil’s elections this year. Having focused her campaign on education reform, job creation, housing and anti-corruption, she received 264,450 votes. 

World Humanitarian Day: why we need one every day in Yemen

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The purpose of humanitarian aid is to save people’s lives, reduce suffering, and restore dignity.  National governments at the same time should provide stewardship, coordination and regulation for the aid coming to support them.

As 1 of 800,000 'Dreamers', OYW Ambassador subject of documentary on DACA

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"OYW Ambassador Saba Nafees is one of the more than 800,000 “Dreamers” who took advantage of the DACA program in 2012. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama era program, provided some temporary protections to undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children. In 2017, the Trump administration made the decision to rescind DACA.

Democrat vs Republican: meet 2 young congressional candidates running for office

Election season is in full swing in the United States, with candidates battling it out in the midterm elections across the country. With the recent victory of 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the New York congressional primary, attention has quickly shifted towards the young candidates who’ve thrown their hats into the ring. Across the country, young Democrats and Republicans are determined to mark a new course in their country’s political history.