As part of the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, One Young World held its summit in Belfast on 2-5th October 2023.
Building upon past collaborative initiatives with One Young World, Bertie Ahern shared reflections on what made the Good Friday Agreement a success as part of a panel discussion, with examples from other countries that drew upon this learning.
The InterAction Council was also pleased to collaborate on OYW's inaugural meeting to establish a Global Youth Council focused on preventing existential threats for humanity that prioritises the voice of generations and communities most challenged and impacted by existential threats.
This high-level meeting was hosted by Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister of Ireland 1997-2008; and co-chaired by Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia 2010-2018, Nobel Peace Laureate, and member of The Elders.
IAC advisor Dr Jo Nurse gave a presentation, which can be viewed here.
OYW participants included:
Tanya Afu, Solomon Islands
Noor Azizah, Australia
Barrise Griffin, Bahamas
Matai Muon, South Sudan
Lloyd Jose Nunag, Philippines
Fatou Senghore, Gambia
Kolfinna Tomasdottir, Iceland