Boris Johnson’s welcome speech last night was a hard act to follow…. but today we’ve heard a number of inspirational speakers; both counsellors and delegates. Continue reading ‘Sam Pritchard rounds up the first day of OYW’
Archive for February 9th, 2010
New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief, Ethan Bronner, is in the eye of a ‘mini-blog storm’ as this blogger has put it.
His 20 year old son has signed up to the Israeli Defence Force, and this has led to some people calling for Bronner to be reassigned.
This is Srinivas, an Indian delegate coming from ESSEC Business School, France.
Srinivas says: It’s very interesting to take part in One Young World Summit-2010. In my opinion, One Young World Summit is a very appropriate platform for a person like me not only to share my opinion over the current problems of the world but also to know the opinions of young people cut-cross cultures and nations.
Till now, we had discussions on Environment, Poverty and Interfaith. It is very interesting to see how each issue is connected to other issues.
After the formalities of the opening ceremony, we rolled up our sleeves this morning for the first day of the conference.
There’s lots to be done and it has stirred up a lot of debate amongst the people here. Lots has been said, but what’s got me thinking is the plenary on Interfaith Dialogue. In particular, the resolution called for religious leaders to promote tolerance.
I’ve definitely learnt a lot today as it has been an inspiring journey for me. Prof Muhammad Yunus’s speech was awesome, where he differentiate between charity and social business. I would most definitely want to bring that with me when I get back home. Continue reading ‘Alia Latif on Prof Mohammad Yunus’
The Environment and it’s protection. Nikhil from India explains how the vote was cast, but say there’s so much more work to be done and details to discuss.