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Young Peacebuilders Taking Over the European Development Days
A small room with 60 people, many standing, was the setting of the first-ever youth-led panel in the history of the European Development Days took place. ‘The Role of Young People in Peace Processes’ sought to highlight why and how young people impact peace processes, and brought forward youth voices from across the world, […]
Young People Fighting Against Climate Change
Article By: Rachid Ennnassiri No one can deny the real threat that climate change poses to the survival of the planet. Several scientific research and studies, especially the recent IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C, have confirmed once again that the earth will not be able to withstand a long […]
The European Union Gives Young Africans a Voice
Since coming back from the EU fully funded trip to Brussels, where I spoke on a high-level panel on Women and girls health, I have come to appreciate better the works of the European Commission in my Country and in my Continent. It is almost 3 month since the European Commission hosted the 12th […]
The Eternal Missing Peace
Peace is a state of mind many monks want to achieve. Peace is that long-term objective that many countries have been pursuing for years. Nonetheless, this larger peace, the peace of a country, the chance of having a community that is thriving and achieving its full potential seems to easily slip away. The big question […]
EDD18: Experience et réflexion
En tant que jeune actif passionné et inspiré par le changement positif, la participation à des espaces où conférences dédiés au développement renforce le désir, l’ambition et la motivation de devenir moteur de change pour sa communauté. Participer au programme ”EDD Young Leaders” m’a donné du courage, m’a aidé à remodeler mes stratégies et à […]
SheForHe: The importance of female allies in the HeForShe campaign
A post by Paolo Zeppetelli, One Young World Ambassador. Whilst the HeForShe campaign encourages men to sign up and become HeForShe champions and male allies, I feel that it doesn’t encourage women to not only become female allies to men but also to inspire women to describe to male allies what practical steps men can take to tackle the […]
International Day of the African Child leaving behind the African Child?
An article created by Phonsina Archane Ebankoli and Olaoluwa Abagan, two of the 2018 Young Leaders for Development June 16 is internationally known as the day of the African Child. Africa’s population is projected to double by 2050 to 2.4 billion people. With it’s rapidly growing population, over 60% is the youth below the age of […]
An End to Inequality in the Asia-Pacific Region
A contribution to the blog by Najibullah Khoda Rahim I come from a country where 3.5 million children are deprived of education, out of which 2.5 million are girls. I come from a country where 34% of the population lives under poverty line. I come from a country where dozens of Shia Muslims are massacred […]
Dear Young Leader
With one day left before the 2018 edition of the European Development Days, I asked the Young Leaders what advice they had for other young leaders or aspiring young changemakers who work to make a difference in the world.
Inspired to Act
The 2018 Young Leaders programme is well under way with this year’s young leaders taking part in high level meetings and preparation workshops leading up to the European Development Days starting on Tuesday 5 June.
Every Woman is Worthy of Her Rights
I was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in a time of internal conflict and war and I moved to Sweden as a political refugee in 1997.