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Human rights visualised at One Young World The Hague

This article was written by Hoessein Alkisaei* The very first exhibition of Visual Human Rights (VHR) will open on the 17th of October during One Young World The Hague 2018. VHR is a global movement that visualises the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Hoessein Alkisaei, One Young World The Hague ambassador… View Article

Kate Robertson: ‘The world lacks great leadership’

Ahead of One Young World The Hague, we sat down with  OYW co-founder Kate Robertson to ask her some burning questions. Why did you start One Young World? ”We started One Young World as we believe that the world actually has everything it needs concerning resources, whether that be land, money or people. The one… View Article

Sir John Major to address delegates at #OYW2018

  One Young World is proud to announce that The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH will attend the One Young World 2018 Summit in The Hague, Netherlands. An inspiration to young politicians and budding statesmen, Sir John became involved in politics at the early age of 16 and, in 1968, won his first… View Article

Queen Máxima to attend Opening Ceremony at OYW2018

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will officially open the One Young World 2018 Summit in The Hague this month. Queen Máxima will attend the Summit’s Opening Ceremony in the garden of the Peace Palace on Wednesday 17 October. This year’s summit will bring together over 1,800 young leaders from around the world to… View Article

Interview – Kate Robertson – Co-founder One Young World

Blog – Peace as a Human Action

“Genuine peace is the sum of many small actions” Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018) Experiencing a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in real life is a world apart. Tirelessly, I studied the mandates of different peacekeeping missions for my International Relations exams, but I never could have imagined what reality would be like. It actually turned… View Article

Blog – Yvet’s Top #3 The Hague insider tips

The Hague, Den Haag, La Haya, our city has many different names and many different faces. Known for its international organizations, the beach and music, The Hague has a lot to offer. If you are like me into art and live music, wait no more. I got some great insider tips. Written by Yvet Yody… View Article

Kailash Satyarthi. 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate & Founder, Bachpan Bachao Andolan

He created the world’s largest civil society network for exploited children and now Kailash Satyarthi is to become the latest Nobel Peace Laureate to join the One Young World family. The Indian children’s rights activist will be one of three Nobel Peace Laureates taking to the stage at One Young World’s 2018 Summit in The… View Article

Actor & Campaigner Terry Crews to address sexual violence at #OYW2018

Terry Crews, the American actor and campaigner for the rights of victims of sexual assault, is to be a speaker at One Young World’s 2018 Summit in October. The former NFL star’s bravery in testifying before a Senate committee about his experience of being sexually assaulted at a Hollywood party has shaped a national debate… View Article

Paralympic gold medallist to attend One Young World 2018 Summit

After nine months of cancer treatment and 48 radiation therapies that culminated in surgery to prevent her from breaking her neck, Bibian Mentel-Spee climbed onto her snowboard just ten weeks later and won gold at this year’s Paralympic games in PyeongChang. It is a tale of bravery to rival anything in sporting history, and Bibian… View Article

Blog – ”But, will it work?”

written by Yvet Jody – One Young World The Hague Ambassador Every summer I volunteer at festivals for Amnesty International. Besides being a great place to check out the latest bands and to enjoy the sweet summer sun, festivals are great places to get petitions signed: there are many people in a relaxed atmosphere who have… View Article

Kofi Annan: remembered through the eyes of the world’s young leaders

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… View Article

Baris’ Poems #2 – Hope

In the run up to One Young World The Hague, Baris Koca, one of our ambassadors shares his beliefs by writing inspiring poems. We have all been there, and maybe still are, Looking online for the most exclusive and unique places to colour our next vacation, Taking pictures to share it online, buying souvenirs for… View Article

Blog – Why peace engineering should start in the classroom

This article was written by Hoessein Alkisaei* It struck me when I found out that just in the 1970s engineers began to acknowledge their commitment to hold paramount the health, safety, and welfare of the public, something I assumed to be trivial for us engineers. However, after giving it some thought, I realised that in my experience… View Article

Join us! The 12 Colours of The Hague: The Next Generation

Date: 22th of August Time: 19:00 – 22:00 Location: Leiden University College The Hague – Liberal Arts and Sciences Anna van Buerenplein 301, 2595 DG Den Haag We are happy to invite you to the next event of “The 12 Colours of The Hague: The Next Generation” on August 22! The series of 12 Colours Projects… View Article

Blog – How i discovered the true value of safe spaces

Safe spaces. This is the theme of this year’s Internationa Youth Day. The UN started this initiative in 1998 to give attention to the role of youth in improving their communities and raise awareness regarding some challenges that they face. To inform this year’s theme the UN has stated that 1 out of every 10… View Article

Baris’ Poems #1 – My message to the world: ‘Simplicity’

In the run up to One Young World The Hague, Baris Koca, one of our ambassadors shares his beliefs by writing inspiring poems. “In a world where mountains are built to separate, borders are set to exclude and labels are created to hate, I use my pen to unite souls. Advocating for human rights starts with… View Article

We want you! | The Hague Scholarship | Local Change, Global Impact |

This October, The Hague will host the One Young World Summit 2018. The Summit will see 1,300+ young leaders from 190+ countries descend on The Hague for the global forum for young leaders. During the Summit, delegates will present and debate solutions to our time’s most pressing issues alongside senior leaders such as Kofi Annan,… View Article

Third event 12 Colours of The Hague, June 23rd

One Young World The Hague Ambassador Hoessein Alkisaei: “Gender equality should be the norm” The 12 ambassadors of One Young World The Hague are proudly presenting their series of events called ’12 Colours of The Hague’. Twelve ambassadors, twelve passions and twelve themes will be connecting young leaders in the city of The Hague to One… View Article

OYW ambassadors from all over the world are joining the OYW2018 summit

Second event 12 Colours of The Hague, June 7th

One Young World The Hague Ambassador Kelly Buis: “I believe diversity will make the Hague as a city stronger and more resilient. Through my experiences working and living in the Middle East, I have become convinced that we can learn from our differences. Yet, there will always be more similarities between people than we initially think…. View Article

Erasmus University offers two students a ticket to One Young World The Hague

The Erasmus University Rotterdam will provide two extraordinary students from their university the opportunity to participate in One Young World 2018 The Hague. As education is one of the main themes discussed this year, the Erasmus University Rotterdam is happy to participate and thus enable the selected EUR students to share their knowledge from an academic point of view amongst NGO’s,… View Article

What does feminism mean to me?

Happy International Women’s day to all my sisters around the world ❤ It’s 2018 and unfortunately women are still not treated as we should be. I am a proud feminist and I think you should be too. But, there are some things I want to clearify about what feminism means to me: 1. Feminism is for… View Article

The Power of Networking

Attending a large conference with peers and mentors is the perfect opportunity to not only network but to power network. The most important characteristic distinguishing a networker from a power networker is being memorable. The next is an attitude of gratitude. This blog contains a number of rules to help you be a One Young World power networker.