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9 01, 2018

UNIC Tunis holds SDG-themed writing workshop for children

2018-01-09T19:12:18+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Education, News, Youth|

On the first day of the school holidays, fifty-two children braved the cold weather - and the temptation to spend a Monday morning at home - to come to the Public Library of Ariana, a town near Tunis, for a writing workshop on the SDGs. They were in for a surprise; the organizers greeted them with an SDG-branded toolkit with pens, pencils, copybooks, stationery and everything they needed to unleash their creativity.

21 11, 2017

Lack of quality opportunities stalling young people’s quest for decent work – UN report

2017-11-21T20:19:29+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Economic growth, News, Youth|

Overall economic growth remains disconnected from employment generation, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned, noting that young people continue to suffer from persistent unemployment and lack of quality job opportunities.

21 11, 2017

‘Don’t let adults off the hook, keep raising your voices;’ Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day

2017-11-21T20:13:47+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News, Youth|

It’s official, kids have taken over… at least for today – World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, which this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at the United Nations, to raise awareness about issues important to them.

20 11, 2017

UNICEF urges opportunities for ‘forgotten minority’ as study reveals bleak prospects for 180 million children

2017-11-20T20:55:29+00:00 November 20th, 2017|News, Youth|

Despite global progress, one in 12 children live in countries with prospects more limited than those of their parents, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Monday.

1 11, 2017

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

2017-11-16T15:30:16+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.

27 10, 2017

Winter may be ‘harsh blow’ to vulnerable children in Middle East, UNICEF warns amid funding gap

2017-10-27T18:01:00+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Health, News, Youth|

Freezing temperatures, storms and heavy snowfall will add to the misery afflicting hundreds of thousands of families affected by conflict across the Middle East unless assistance – including cold weather clothing and supplies – is urgently provided, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

25 10, 2017

Ending child marriage in West and Central Africa could take 100 years, warns UNICEF

2017-11-16T15:31:22+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Youth|

Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region's prosperity, the United Nations children's agency has said.

18 10, 2017

With fast-growing youth population, Africa boasts enormous market potential – UN deputy chief

2017-11-16T15:31:32+00:00 October 18th, 2017|News, Youth|

African countries individually represent relatively small markets, but collectively, they represent enormous market potential, the United Nations deputy chief told an Africa Week event in New York on Wednesday.

29 09, 2017

Over half of schools remain closed in epicentre of Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria – UNICEF

2017-11-16T15:31:49+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

About 57 per cent of all schools are closed in Nigeria's Borno state, worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency and the subsequent humanitarian crisis, leaving an estimated 3 million children in need of emergency education support, even as the new school year begins, the United Nations child agency said today. “Children in northeast Nigeria [...]