Indigenous Youth: Activism for Equal Rights

From: UNDESA

Indigenous youth: activism for equal rights
On 9 May, representatives of the world’s many indigenous communities gathered in New York for one of the most powerful platforms for dialogue on topics that affect indigenous peoples […]

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UN Secretary-General’s Op-Ed: “Refugees and Migrants: A Crisis of Solidarity”

 
This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.

War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate […]

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Youth employment an ‘absolute priority’ in Latin America says UN labour chief

From : UN News Centre

6 May 2016 – “Innovative solutions” with a concrete action plan are crucial to tackle youth employment challenge in Latin America, the Director-General of the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) […]

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UNESCO Biosphere Excursion: Learning experience for young environmentalists from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates

From UNESCO

The second part of the first UNESCO Biosphere Excursion, a binational programme in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia, took place in April 2016. A group of sixteen inspired students and young professionals […]

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UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake

UN-Habitat

In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban youth discussions on […]

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Syrian refugee begins Olympic torch relay in Brasilia

From UN News Centre

Flanked by cheering crowds, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl ran with the Olympic flame through Brasilia today, kicking off a relay across the host country ahead of the Olympic Games in August, […]

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World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016: Join onsite or remotely!

From UNESCO

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 starts on 2 May 2016 in Geneva, and emphasizes Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The first High-Level Dialogue […]

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Investing in girls: Cash incentives help promote gender equality in India

From UN Women

“I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl […]

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Ban reiterates call to action on anniversary of UN-backed treaty banning nuclear tests

From UN News Centre

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that instead of a celebration, the occasion is a call to action on […]

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From where I stand: Tebogo Mashego

From UN Women

“Most mining companies, government and big businesses do not procure from local women-owned businesses. Yet, I resigned from a well-paying job to create a private business in steel and metal manufacturing. I’ve hired […]

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