Katerina Gavrielidou, a 24-year-old Cypriot who studied at the London School of Economics, represented Cyprus at One Young World Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa, early October.

At the summit, 1,300 young leaders from 190 countries debated, exchanged views and provided solutions to the pressing issues the world faces in the fields of government, business, education, health, the environment and human rights.

Notable Counsellors such as former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohammed Yunus, Founder and CEO of the Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, writer Fatima Bhutto, and British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson mentored young delegates during the Summit.

Ahmed Kathrada who was incarcerated with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island for nearly 20 years and Winnie Mandela were also present at the Summit.

One Young World is second only to the Olympic Games when it comes to the number of countries represented. As such, the event attracted considerable media attention including TV crews from the BBC, Al Jazeera, AP, CNN, CCTV (China), Network 10 (Australia), the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Reuters, which delivered extensive broadcast coverage around the world.

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