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In a World of 7 Billion People, We Must Invest in Adolescents and Young People



Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

 

In a few days' time, world leaders and policy makers will…

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Added by Saji Prelis on July 7, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments

Youth and Non-Formal Education and Community Involvement

Original Source: UN Youth Flash, Vol. 8, No.6, June 2011…

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Added by Saji Prelis on July 6, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

United Nations envoy in Africa calls for mobilization of youth for development

ECA Executive Secretary Abdoulie Janneh

27 June 2011 – A top-ranking United Nations official in Africa has called for a mobilization of the continent’s youth for sustainable development, suggesting that the recent turmoil in North Africa may be linked to high rates of unemployment among youth, their desire for freedom, and their demands for change.

Abdoulie Janneh,…

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Added by Saji Prelis on June 28, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Don’t Call Them “Post-Racial.” Millennials Say Race Matters to Them [in the US]

Illustration/Stokely Baksh

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Added by Saji Prelis on June 10, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments

Youth & Armed Conflict

Youth and Armed Conflict

Today, there are over twenty war-affected countries in which grave violations are taking place against children and youth. As primary victims of armed conflict, young people experience many forms of suffering. They are killed, maimed, orphaned, abducted, deprived of education and health care, and left with deep emotional and physical scars. The risk of sexual violence increases dramatically with the presence of fighting forces and the…

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Added by Saji Prelis on June 3, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Youth panel raises awareness on initiatives to advance the rights of indigenous peoples

By Branwyn Lancourt

NEW YORK, USA, 20 May 2011 – A compelling conversation on youth initiatives to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples took place yesterday at UNICEF House in New York. The dialogue aimed to raise awareness about how indigenous young people are taking leadership and making a difference in their communities around the world.…

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Added by Saji Prelis on May 24, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

Intriguing Exhibits Highlight Intel's Science Fair

 

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May 11, 2011

Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles brings together more than 1,600 high school students from all over the world to compete for more than $4 million in prizes. Renee Montagne speaks with writer Judy Dutton and competitor Taylor Wilson about this year's fair. Dutton has written a book called Science Fair Season.

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Added by Saji Prelis on May 12, 2011 at 9:32pm — No Comments

New Age, New Heroes

In seeking to change global attitudes toward Muslims, a comic book from the Islamic world faces a challenge fit for a superhero—or 99.

By Jahanzeb Aslam | From the April 18 & 25, 2011, issue

Ron Wagner / Teshkeel Comics

 
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Added by Saji Prelis on May 12, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Youth and Indigenous Issues

UN Youth Flash: If you have ever participated in the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), it is most unlikely that you missed the presence of the Indigenous Youth Caucus (IYC). To demonstrate their solidarity with their colleagues from IYC, every time a statement of the IYC is…

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Added by Saji Prelis on May 4, 2011 at 9:47pm — No Comments

UN High-level Meeting on Youth, 25 and 26 July 2011 at UN Headquarters in New York

The United Nations Programme on Youth would like to update you on developments in the preparations for the High-level Meeting on Youth, which will take place on 25 and… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on April 25, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Youth with Disabilities

Fact sheet: Youth with Disabilities

  • Youth with disabilities are amongst the most marginalized and poorest of all the world’s youth.
  • UNESCO estimates that 98% of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school and 99% of girls with disabilities are illiterate.
  • Youth with disabilities face dual disadvantages as individuals with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty even in developed countries

Original Source;…

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Added by Saji Prelis on April 21, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development

More than 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by violent conflict.

The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development examines the changing nature of violence in the 21st century, and underlines the negative impact of repeated cycles of violence on a country or region’s development prospects. Preventing violence and building peaceful states that respond to the aspirations of their citizens requires strong leadership and concerted national…

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Added by Saji Prelis on April 15, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

Youth and HIV/AIDS

Youth and HIV/AIDS

Youth and HIV/AIDS

Source: UN YOUTH FLASH,Vol. 8, No.3, March 2011

In 2008, young people accounted for over 40 per cent of all new HIV infections in people aged 15 years and older. Of the 33.4 million people living with HIV globally, 4.9 million are young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Almost two-thirds of the total…

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Added by Saji Prelis on April 2, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

Adolescent death rates outpace child mortality

LONDON | Tue Mar 29, 2011



(Reuters) - Medical progress and global efforts to…

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Added by Saji Prelis on March 30, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

A New Arab Generation Finds its Voice

Listen to stories from young people in the MENA region talking about the events happening and the prospects for their future at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/20/world/middleeast/middle-east-voices.html?hp

 

 

Video interviews with more than two dozen people under 30, from Libya to…

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Added by Saji Prelis on March 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Reflections on Women, Girls and Armed Conflict by Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

Radhika Coomaraswamy Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict



Posted: March 8, 2011: Huffingtonpost.com…

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Added by Saji Prelis on March 8, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Youth and Poverty

Did you know that nearly 45 percent of all youth globally, aged 15-24, are living on less than 2 dollars a day? This equates to almost 515 million young people. The situation is especially profound for youth in developing countries, particularly for those living in rural areas. Among these youth some groups are even more likely to be poor, such as young women, youth with disabilities, youth living in countries with armed conflict, youth living as refugees or indigenous youth. 

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Added by Saji Prelis on March 1, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Wired and Shrewd, Young Egyptians Guide Revolt

Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press

CIRCLE OF DISSENT Protesters holding candles walked around an Egyptian Army tank parked in Cairo on Wednesday. By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Published:…

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Added by Saji Prelis on February 10, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

UNFPA’s New Leader Focuses on a World of Seven Billion and Young People

UNITED NATIONS, New York—Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the new Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today put forth his vision as the Fund’s leader, focusing on the challenges of a world population of 7 billion and the needs of the largest generation of young people.



In his first address to the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board, Dr. Osotimehin described a world population of 7 billion in 2011 as “a major milestone in human history,” where “every person should enjoy…

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Added by Saji Prelis on February 6, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Egyptian youth and new dawn hopes, For young Egyptians, long-dormant patriotism and pride have been finally awakened.

: 29 Jan 2011. Al Jazeera

For the first time in their lives, young men and women feel…
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Added by Saji Prelis on January 30, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

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