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April 2011 Blog Posts (5)

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

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

Small Victories: Ten Stories of Children Who Defeated War

Ernesto McCausland, the well known Colombian journalist and writer, tells the heartbreaking yet inspiring stories of ten young people who belonged to illegal armed groups, but who managed to regain an opportunity to grow up normally.

This book is a tribute to the 4,347 children and teenagers that have benefited form the Special Assistance Program for…

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Added by Patrik Shirak on April 19, 2011 at 10:36pm — 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

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