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One Young World

On A Magic Carpet Ride

Christi Guthrie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Christi Guthrie

Morocco has given the world more than gorgeous textiles and treasures. It has gifted us with the likes of Yasmine El Baggari. A Moroccan native, Yasmi...

The House

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

The reason I became so fully immersed in the project first started by Prince Haakon, John Hope Bryant and Pekka Himanen was because as cliché' as it sounds, I realized that life is a journey and through them I discovered that we should all be allowed to explore it with dignity.

Let's Go to Thailand

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Ashleigh Rolle

Tourists have nothing to worry about when visiting Thailand and One Young World need not fear the quality Bangkok will bring to the table. Exercise the same amount of caution you would when vacationing in any other country and just remember to have a good time.

Taking Our Seat: The Bahamas On the World Stage

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

The absence of the Bahamas at this year's forum illustrates that we as a people need to hold the proverbial flame just a little bit closer to the seats of the people that were elected to represent us on a regional and international scale.

Taking Deeper Breaths

Oliver Stockley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Oliver Stockley

Try not to miss out on appreciating the most beautiful parts of your life because you're so focused on maintaining them. It's so much easier to breathe when you take deeper, slower breaths

On the Importance of Being Compassionate

Diana Paredes | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Diana Paredes

Even if prison might have been necessary for Nelson and his comrades, like the 40 days in the desert, to find inner peace, it doesn't diminish the feat of deeply grasping that the only way forward was compassion.

The Elusive Life of the Unemployed

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

We've seen the hordes of unemployed youth occupy our television screens and bombard our parliaments. We've heard their cries but what are we doing to quiet them?

I Am Human Rights and So Can You

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Human rights are so broad and all-encompassing, that it's almost impossible not to be able to incorporate some form of awareness into our daily practices.

One Young World: The Future of Business Leadership

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

One of the reasons we need a "Plan B for business" is that companies today need to find ways to work together, to drive well-being for all and conserve the earth's precious resources.

The Future of a Child With Cerebral Palsy in Nigeria

Freeman Osonuga | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Freeman Osonuga

Children with cerebral palsy are not able to achieve their developmental milestones. In Nigeria, their future remains in uncertainty because there is no special institution dedicated to their special needs.

The Unrealized Catalyst in the Formation of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Paul Mashegoane

The youth of today are not spectators, but are involved in shaping the outcomes of their future. Lately we have seen young people participating in politics, economics and social activities.

If It Doesn't Work, Shout Louder

Jennifer Z. Chowdhury | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Z. Chowdhury

Nearly one year ago, a teenage girl was shot by gunmen for defying a Taliban campaign to close schools in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Her name is Malala Yousafzai.

Biculturalism Explained

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

These are the questions people ask me most often: "Do you dream in English or in Spanish? What language do you feel most comfortable in? Do you feel more Venezuelan or American?"

Envision Your World

Kristin Duquette | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

I never thought I could feel so empowered and inspired on a 16-hour flight to the United States. From the time I entered the car on my way to O.R. Tambo International Airport, I began typing my thoughts and ideas about social change on my iPhone while taking occasional breaks to look up at the beautiful South African sunset.

The Wisdom of Youth: What Washington Can Learn From Johannesburg

David Jones | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
David Jones

While one group of senior leaders in America were causing a government to close, another group of brilliant young leaders were gathering in Johannesburg for the fourth annual One Young World summit. The contrast between the two couldn't have been more stark.

One Young World: Beyond Business-as-usual

Daniel Maree | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Daniel Maree

I'll admit I was on the fence at first. But eventually I was won over by the quality of the speakers and the substance of the conversations that took place throughout the week. I'm now a believer and here are 10 reasons why you should be too.

Restoring Our Faith in Leadership

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

To paraphrase Einstein, you can't solve a problem using the same type of thinking that created it. When you consider this bit of wisdom alongside the scale of the problems we're facing around the world, it's clear that our current model of leadership sorely needs a refresh. Everywhere we look, we see leaders with high IQs making terrible decisions -- government shutdown, anyone? -- burned out and unable to tap into their own wisdom. That's why I'm here in Johannesburg to join a conversation among a group of 1,300 young leaders from all over the world who are every day solving problems in their communities. Being with them restores my faith in leadership. Together, we'll be highlighting examples from around the world of what is working when it comes to young people creating their own employment opportunities and extending opportunities to others.

The Head Of Havas on How Businesses Can Evolve to Do More Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

David Jones is a man who knows how to get a good message out. As the Global CEO of Havas and Havas Worldwide, Jones has made a career out of using cre...

If Everybody Did

Emily Lennox | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Emily Lennox

You and I both have a responsibility to the current and future world. I'm quitting the excuse-making and getting out there. Imagine the change that would be created if everybody did.

Young People Should Be Entrepreneurial Within Corporations

Greg Kyle-Langley | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business
Greg Kyle-Langley

If organizations give their young employees influence and responsibility at an early age, they can unlock energy and loyalty they would otherwise never see.

One Young World, One Big Experience

Shannon Spero | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Shannon Spero

After three and a half days of being around world leaders, past presidents, international business power houses, Nobel Peace Prize winners and of course my inspirational peers, it is hard to put into words what this experience gave me.

A Minute With... David Jones

David D. Burstein | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
David D. Burstein

I first met David Jones at the One Young World summit in Zurich where I saw these principles in action. I recently spoke with him about Who Cares Wins and his overall argument that holds that in the 21st century, businesses need to "do good" and "do well" in order to survive and thrive.

The Schoolbag Haiti

Erin Schrode | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education
Erin Schrode

How did an American environmental activist, a Canadian student, an Australian lawyer-to-be, a social media expert living in Hong Kong, a South African businessman, a Dominican development specialist, and a Haitian mental health worker end up on this Caribbean island?

What Happens When Millennials Come Together

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.10.2011 | College
David D. Burstein

We're the first generation to spend all of our grown years in a world where connecting to people from all over the world, instantly and constantly, seems normal and natural.

Moved to Action

Marian Salzman | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Marian Salzman

I've (over)heard a lot of ways for people to say they've reached a point of no return with their frustration, feeling so full of stress that they're stirred from passive acceptance to real action.