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One Young World

  • Date: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

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One Young World

One Young World is the preeminent global forum for young leaders aged 18-30 and gathers the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections and develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues.

This year the One Young World Summit was held in Dublin and Economics and Finance student Cathal Ó Dulacháin was in attendance.

Commenting on the event Cathal said “the OYW Summit was a truly eye opening experience. Listening to the likes of Bob Geldof, Mary Robinson, Muhammad Yunus and many many more discuss a wide range of topics that are relevant to us, and the world we live in, was a wonderful experience.

The only thing that topped the quality of the speakers is that of the many delegates from around the world that attended. There were young people from all over the world gathered together in Dublin with the sole purpose of trying to do some good. This cultural melting pot was something I'd never had the opportunity to experience before; I even got to know people from countries I'd never even heard of. The most striking thing about the delegates is how involved and passionate they all were about their causes, be it global warming, war, gender inequality, socially responsible business or the horrific scenes in North Korea.

Personal highlights from the week were Mary Robinson's passionate imposition that more must be done to prevent Climate Change because our current rates of destruction are unsustainable, the North Korean delegate Yeonmi Park's shocking tale of the reality of living in North Korea and the talks that Dr. Martin McAleese chaired describing the history of the troubles and the obstacles that had to be overcome to eventually bring peace to our island.”

After each Summit, the delegates, who are then known as One Young World Ambassadors, work on their own initiatives or lend the power of the One Young World network to those initiatives already in existence.

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