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What we owe our youth

Almost half the world's population is under 25 and youth involvement in politics is crucial to improve democracies.

Original Source: AlJazeera 20, Oct. 2012

Of the 600 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 26 per cent are aged 15 to 29…

Added by Saji Prelis on October 23, 2012 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Mind the gaps: what’s missing in global education?

Mind the gaps: what’s missing in global education?

By Jakob Engel

Source Original post of this can be found at Development…


Added by Saji Prelis on October 18, 2012 at 1:45am — No Comments

Take a stand for teachers – Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

By Rudina Vojvoda

©UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1233/Susan Markisz

Ugandan teacher Teopista Birungi Mayanja speaks at the panel discussion following the Education First launch event at UNHQ.

NEW YORK, 03 October 2012 – Each year on 5 October, education and…


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ICMYO’s networking day for youth organizations in Cairo, Egypt

What is the role of youth movements after the Arab Spring? This was the question posed by the high-level panel organized during the International Co-ordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO) Networking Day taking place in Cairo, Egypt on 8th September. Mr.…


Added by Saji Prelis on September 13, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Together with Children and Youth Engagement in Post-2015 Agenda

New York, August 16, 2012

  • A call for a Child-Youth Declaration On Post-2015 announced during two day multi stakeholder meeting on strengthening child and youth participation in the future global goal setting process
  • Youth participation is fundamental for the post-2015 agenda. They are the ones that will have to do the heavy lifting in its implementation,” said Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General in Post-2015 Development…

Added by Saji Prelis on August 20, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Leadership of young women crucial to advance development - Ban

Ban: leadership of young women crucial to worldwide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Seoul National…


Added by Saji Prelis on August 16, 2012 at 8:23am — No Comments

Youth and the Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals are eight goals that all 191 United Nations member states have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2015. The United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in September 2000, commits the states to achieving these goals.

The Millennium Development Goals recognize that slums are not anomalies of an urban landscape but rather, in many countries, slums house large proportions of the urban population and cannot be ignored. UN-HABITAT's vision is directly…


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Being the Bridge: Interviews with Youth Entrepreneurs in Rural Rwanda

Aline Umutesi interviews a member of a bike cooperative in Mataba, Rwanda.

By Katherine Conway: July 6, 2012

“I have always liked to be the bridge between the vulnerable people and those who can make decisions.”

Unaccustomed to being the one…


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Mexico’s youth movement forges ahead

Mexican expats rallied in support of the Mexican student movement "Yo Soy 132" at the Mexican Consulate in New York City on June 19.

Added by Saji Prelis on June 29, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

International Youth Day 2012

International Youth Day 2012
“To unleash the power of young people, we need to partner with them.”
                                              United Nations Secretary-General…

Added by Saji Prelis on June 6, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Youth 20 Mexico Delegates Summit

México City, May 11, 2012

Foro de Delegados Juveniles Y20 / Y20 Mexico Delegates Summit

President Calderón engaged in an interactive dialogue with university representatives of the working groups of the Youth 20 Mexico Delegates’ Summit and received the final document…


Added by Saji Prelis on May 13, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Arab youth aspiring to social justice and decent work

In 2011, youth unemployment rates in the Arab region have reached a worrying average of more than 27.3 per cent. For young women, the average unemployment rate is even worse – 41.1 per cent – besides the fact that their…


Added by Saji Prelis on May 7, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

A generation seeks inclusion

Chris Varney

April 27, 2012 - 8:01AM

Opinion Section of Sydney Morning Harald

''I will not let my generation be wasted.''

So said a 22-year-old teacher I met in a slum in Mumbai. I had been making my way around the cows, beggars and carts scattered across the small laneways of this slum. So many colours…


Added by Saji Prelis on April 27, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

History in the Making, as Written by the Youth

By Anas Altikriti*

LONDON, Apr 23, 2012 (IPS) - It might be a cliché and often an elaborate exaggeration to term a particular event "historic". However, few can doubt that along with the Civil Rights movements, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall, the revolutions that have swept through the Arab world are no less momentous or historic.

While the first decade of the millennium got off to a…


Added by Saji Prelis on April 25, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

Out of Afghanistan: incredible stories of the boys who walked to Europe

The country is so dangerous it's no wonder so many leave, traveling alone across the Middle East in search of a new life.

  • The Observer, Saturday 28 January 2012…

Added by Saji Prelis on February 13, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

Unemployment: The Pain that comes from the World we live today




World mishaps are not a secret anymore. Economic downturns cannot be hidden as the world takes total economic lapse. Currently the world is faced with, or rather to be more specific the Euro zone is anticipating a looming recession as it tackles its sovereign debt crisis. Should the rumors be true and another recession hit, maybe far worse than the economic crisis in…


Added by Saji Prelis on February 12, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

UN chief outlines five-year action plan to build ‘the future we want’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlines his vision for the next five years to the General Assembly. UN Photo/Mark Garten

25 January 2012 –

Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon today outlined a series of actions he believes the global community…

Added by Saji Prelis on January 25, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Thoughtleaders & Changemakers to speak at the Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders – View the Full Lineup

Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 3:31 PM

By Damilare Aiki

The Central Working Committee (CWC) for The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders has unveiled the full list of keynote speakers, lead-ins and discussants  for this historic event, which will gather young Nigerian leaders from…


Added by Saji Prelis on January 4, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

Arab Spring anniversary: how a lost generation found its voice

It started with a death in Tunisia, spread to Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and Syria. But one year on, the youth revolt has gone truly global


Added by Saji Prelis on December 28, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Faces of Iraqi Youth


Added by Saji Prelis on November 30, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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