I can still cannot believe that One Young World is over. I already miss all of my fellow delegates! Perhaps we can meet everyone again at the next One Young World Summit in Ottawa… After a long week, it’s time for some vacation and traveling. Dan, Aleks and I will spend the next few days exploring … More Next Stop: Cambodia
It’s crazy to think that in 2015 we still have a gender gap. What’s even crazier? I probably won’t see the gender gap close in my lifetime. This year’s One Young World Summit focused heavily on gender equality. We met so many incredible women that it’s impossible to write about all of them, but there … More The Gender Gap
Last night’s closing ceremony was an incredible display of Thai hospitality. Governor Sukhumbhand Paritbatra did an amazing job of hosting us. The people have been so kind and gone above and beyond to share Bangkok with us. Even better, I got to watch the ceremony with one of our customers! His name is Daniel Kaila … More That’s a Wrap!
Hello All! Ok, so there’s a number of things we need to catch up with as we were so busy these 2 days that there wasn’t much time left to do anything else but sleep. Apart from External Breakout sessions (yes, where I got to wear the costume), we had half a day of sessions … More Catching up on things!
Finally here! Bangkok has been great; exotic food, awesome people and hot weather! However, I experienced something warmer yesterday. I met this calm and smart friend from Guinea-Bissau, he speaks portuguese and he happens to be a loyal Western Union customer!! He proceeded to tell me about his awesome project called Afro Hitz Media, after … More Roque Silva: Inspiration for us all
Hello all! First of all, last night we had our amazing dinner in our hotel with all the delegates. I met a fellow Lithuanian Justina and we managed to snap a selfie with a volunteer! We have one more representative from Lithuania Lina. I hope I can somehow catch them both at the same time … More Understanding Thai traditions and culture
One of the first things you see when entering the One Young World venue is a giant poster that reads “What will you do?” It serves as a reminder that One Young World is more than a summit; it’s a call to action, and it’s action that we need. Today’s agenda was back-to-back sessions from … More So Much Activism, so Little Time…
Good early morning! Our day started at 5:30AM as One Young World has begun full swing. The agenda for today was fully packed and we were happy to be as busy as possible. The bus has taken us from the hotel to the Bangkok Convention Center. One of the first speakers today was former United … More WU delegates are attending the first summit day
Hello All! Today is the day when it all started. We quickly had breakfast and off we went to the Bangkok Convention Center for registration! The crowd was huge! The number of countries represented is just a few short of Olympic Games. We even have a representative from Monaco! Later on we went on … More One Young World is officially on!
Hello from Bangkok, Thailand! After many hours of traveling all of us have arrived safely to our hotel. Last night we got together for the first time and it was so exciting to meet everyone! Shannon Sisler is with us to help us navigate the complex One Young World waters and for our first … More First night out!