One Young World: Transparency and Human Rights

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On October 18th, the One Young World conference kicked off its 3rd annual summit. Pittsburgh was the conference’s first United States host city. Around 1,300 delegates representing over 180 countries flocked to the David L. Lawrence Center to discuss issues facing the world today.

Friday, October 19th, was the first full day of conferences and presentations. Among other presentations, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley discussed his Peace One Day campaign, Ken Roth, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, discussed the process of combating social injustice, and a panel of delegate speakers and counselors discussed the issues of transparency and corruption in business and government. The panel’s counselors included musician and humanitarian Bob Geldof and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.

Sampsonia Way had the opportunity to cover Friday’s events. Today, we present just a few of the highlights.

About the Author

Matthew Zola is an editorial intern at Sampsonia Way. He is currently pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Nonfiction Writing and Communications at the University of Pittsburgh with plans to graduate in the spring of 2013. Matthew enjoys travelling to new places both domestic and abroad, and meeting the people who call those places home.

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