Ambassador from South Africa, Monde Nkosi, on Sub-Saharan African economic growth story following the World Forum on Natural Capital.
The inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital was recently held in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was privileged to be one of the speakers at the event, alongside One Young World Co-Founder David Jones. My presentation focused on the extremely urgent need to address the superficial manner in which we’re viewing Sub-Saharan African growth. Even in countries with positive GDP numbers, there are instances where we are depleting the stock of wealth in our countries to an extent that it will be significantly harder for today’s children to experience the same of quality of life that we currently do. In a region in which the median age is 19 and 400 million people are below the age of 14, this is a ticking time bomb – we need to urgently change the dialogue.
Ambassador from the Bahamas, Ashleigh Rolle has very kindly provided us with her advice on how to get sponsorship in a very clear and concise article. Ashleigh is an inspirational Ambassador who has attended three Summits to date.
Ambassador from the UK, Charlie Oliver on the continuing trend of high youth unemployment.
January is the month that media outlets around the world predict the next big thing and showcase the newest trends, from exercise techniques to technology.
Sadly, one trend that will continue this year from last will be that youth unemployment will remain high. It should therefore still be considered a crisis by policymakers and businesses in Europe, where one in four young people were jobless in 2013.
Ambassador from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Shalisha Samuel on receiving an All Bar None place and her experience at the Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I received the news about being awarded an All Bar None place, to represent my country St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while I was on a volunteer assignment in Ghana. I was happy and honoured to receive the funding. Being awarded was truly a sigh of relief, as I would have had to immediately lunge into yet another fundraising campaign.
Ambassador from Thailand, Laksameekan Pearly Ingkakul on the current situation in Thailand.
The ongoing situation in Bangkok has long been waiting to happen. The people of Thailand lost trust in the current Thai government, which resulted in an uprising of the people in Bangkok and other cities nationwide. This movement is the largest demonstration in the history of Thailand.
Ambassador from Nigeria, Oscar Ekponimo on his experience at the ITU Telecoms World Conference and his initiative, SalvageHub.
It’s barely been two months since the memorable and inspiring One Young World Summit in Johannesburg rounded-off. The resounding words of motivation provided by the Counsellors and Guest Speakers continue to inspire me to pursue visions of positively impacting the lives of my community and the world.
Ukrainian Ambassador, Valeria Cherednichenko on the current situation in Ukraine with contributions from Ukrainian students.
On 21 November a Ukrainian government decree suspended preparations for signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union.In the following days, the biggest protests since the Orange Revolution (or in Ukrainian “Pomarancheva revolyutsiya”) were being held in Kyiv. During the third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on 28-29 November 2013 the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement was not signed.
Ambassador from Austrailia, Jeeven Nadanakumar on his experience at this year's Summit in Johannesburg.
On the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, 1,250 young people from across the globe, strangers to each other and to an ancient land, descended from their buses and frantically searched for a symbol of familiarity amongst 190 national flags waiting on display. In the distance, the FNB Soccer City Stadium stood tall and majestic, its terracotta panels reflecting the vibrant African sunset.