INTERVIEW: “Climate change is in everybody’s backyard” – Robert Redford

Actor and environmental activist Robert Redford paid his first visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York this week.

The reason for his visit: to address the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on Climate Change, […]

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As Ebola ebbs, justice gets a boost in Sierra Leone

Moyamba, Sierra Leone – For over two years, 17-year old Sorbah lived in fear and uncertainty. Falsely charged with burglary in early 2013, his life was put on hold.

“I was worried about my future. I […]

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Voices of Youth Feature: Invisible Wounds

By Bhavana

Neurons…. We are wired to think, react, imagine, focus and remember. Memories are tricky, you can repress them for years but at the sight of a black mosaic tile they are back. Like it […]

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Voices of Youth Feature: A Narrative of a South African Graduate

By Itumeleng Mphure

My day has finally come! As I shop for the perfect dress I cannot help but feel like I am on top of the world. The four years of sleepless nights spent studying […]

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San Francisco then and now…70 years

On 25 June, 1945 at the San Francisco Opera House, the final full session of delegates to the United Nations Conference on International Organization met and stood together– literally as well as figuratively – to […]

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Voices of Youth Feature: An Eighth of a Story

By Pia Fleig

I am a European. I have received a very good education, I have succeeded in my A-levels, I can go to any University I want and study more than a human mind can […]

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Voices of Youth Feature: Use Condoms, Stay Safe

By Mr Gerald

Who would have thought that one day teenagers would be encouraged to use condoms, especially in Africa, where talking about sex is a taboo? Well, when push comes to shove, what has to […]

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Empowering Youth to Build Peace

On 16 June, 2015, the UNESCO Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, launched UNESCO’s new integrated Framework of Action – Empowering Youth to Build Peace – in the context of the International Conference on “Youth and the […]

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In Germany ahead of G7 summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon rallies support for ‘once-in-a-generation’ UN sustainability agenda

The world has before it a unique opportunity to build a better future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared yesterday in Bonn, Germany, where he urged broad support for a trio of course-correcting United Nations events […]

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Youth empowerment, education, employment key to future development

“The world now has the largest generation of young people in history. I place great hope in their power to shape our future,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders and dignitaries at High-Level Event […]

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