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01
Feb
10

One Young World – Guilherme Martins

My name is Guilherme Martins, I’m from Sao Paulo, Brazil, I’m 26 years old and I have just finished medical school here. At this moment I’m working as a resident in a hospital which is part of the Brazilian public health system, where we help anyone that needs medical care. In my free time I love to read books, I love cinema, I love travelling and I love to spend time with my family and friends. Besides those things, as a typical brazilian guy, I love seeing and playing football. Continue reading ‘One Young World – Guilherme Martins’

01
Feb
10

One Young World – Nobukhosi Ngwenya

My name is Nobukhosi Ngwenya from Zimbabwe. I am a 24 year-old Masters student, who on more occasions than not sets out to have the silenced voices heard. I will be one of the delegates offering my thoughts on a range of issues on WHYS throughout the conference. Continue reading ‘One Young World – Nobukhosi Ngwenya’

01
Feb
10

One Young World explained

Many of you will have seen profiles of certain people popping up on the blog over the last couple of days. Esra’a, Pete and Lina will be just some of the five hundred 20-somethings from all 192 countries debating the big issues. The event takes place in East London at the ExCel Centre from Feb 8th – Feb 10th. Continue reading ‘One Young World explained’

01
Feb
10

One Young World – Lina Imran

I am Lina and I am 22 years old. I am a motivated young girl who was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since I was fifteen I have been active in working as a volunteer for various campaigns such as Polio, blood donation and human rights. Continue reading ‘One Young World – Lina Imran’

01
Feb
10

One Young World – Pete Mcleod

If you can find my hometown on a global map you must be really good at Trivial Pursuit. Growing up in the remote Northern Ontario community of Red Lake, Ontario, Canada provided me with a unique perspective of some of the social issues challenging us today. Continue reading ‘One Young World – Pete Mcleod’

29
Jan
10

One Young World – Esra’a Al Shafei

My name is Esra’a Al Shafei and I’m a 23 year old digital activist from Bahrain. In the next few weeks, I hope to contirbute my opinions on One Young World on WHYS. Needless to say I am very excited about this opportunity. Continue reading ‘One Young World – Esra’a Al Shafei’

17
Dec
09

On Air: WHYS from Copenhagen

We broadcast a discussion on climate change from the Copenhagen Concert Hall with 450 young people from around the world.  Sheetal live- blogged the event at 1300 GMT so below you have  a play-by-play of how the event unfolded.  Continue reading ‘On Air: WHYS from Copenhagen’

11
Dec
09

Sheetal Parmar

Hi I’m Sheetal and I have an apology to make. I really should have introduced myself 5 months ago when I first started working at WHYS, but I never really got round to it. So today, after running out of reasons as to why I haven’t written my meet the team, I’ve finally succumbed to the pressure. Continue reading ‘Sheetal Parmar’

07
Dec
09

Copenhagen: Is this the most important summit?

“Never in 17 years of climate negotiations have so many different countries made so many pledges,” – words of UN climate negotiator Yvo de Boer. 192 countries are attending, and some scientists say it’s the most important summit to take place. Continue reading ‘Copenhagen: Is this the most important summit?’

30
Nov
09

On air: Switzerland bans minarets

‘In Switzerland, we feel more that this minaret ban is a symbol that we are a well-run direct democracy. It also allows us to keep the presence of our cultural identity. However, I fear that Islamic nations may react wrongly to this,’ so says Charles-Alexander from Switzerland. And he’s one of thousands of you, who’ve got in touch about this ban. What’s your reaction? Continue reading ‘On air: Switzerland bans minarets’




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