Peace and Conflict

The OYW community pays tribute to Kofi Annan

One Young World is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of long-time One Young World Counsellor and Seventh Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan (80).

Mr Annan served as UN Secretary General from January 1997 to December 2006. During that time, he led a comprehensive programme of reform that sought to revitalize the United Nations and make the international system more effective.   In 2001, he and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.

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.

OYW Ambassadors react to Israel’s contentious nation-state law

One Young World Ambassadors have reacted with dismay to Israel’s highly-controversial new nation state law, which has been widely condemned for promoting segregated communities.

Ambassadors in the region immediately criticised the law, saying it “kills any chance for a just future between the Israelis and the Palestinians” and sends “a message that non-Jewish citizens in Israel are not welcomed”.