The next generation is now taking on that mantel. Young people are our future. I have been delighted to work on their behalf in my private life: I’ve been coordinating an educational visit to the UNO in New York for the independent Order of “Odd Fellows Switzerland” for 15 years. To qualify, high-school students have to write an essay in English on a UN topic and then have an interview. The 10 best applicants – irrespective of their gender and background – are given the opportunity to experience the UN in person, an organisation working for world peace, tolerance and human rights, alongside 300 other young people from the US, Canada and Europe. What happens to these young people during that two weeks has a really profound effect on me. They don’t know each other and yet they help each other straight away and become friends, often friends for life.
Find the job or career to suit you. A career where you can make a difference and continue your personal development.
What you do is who we are.