Putting Condoms on the Fast-Track as an Efficient and Cost-effective HIV Prevention Method

The UNAIDS Prevention gap report shows that HIV prevention efforts must be reinvigorated if the world is to stay on the Fast-Track to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To achieve the global Fast-Track Target of reducing […]

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From Tragedy to Action: How Employment Policies Can Guarantee Job Safety

A tragic event changed her perception of life.

It was almost three years ago when Zinab received that dreadful call on a Tuesday morning. One of her construction trainees had fallen off a service shaft, three […]

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Giving Birth Upright, With Maté: Peru Clinics Open Arms to Indigenous Women

AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuamán, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, “You decide your birthing […]

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UNESCO Unveils Video on Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Young People

The United Nations cultural agency has released a new video that outlines how comprehensive sexuality education helps young people develop the knowledge and skills to make conscious, healthy and responsible choices about relationships and sexuality.

The Being […]

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Human Rights Council Holds Panel Discussion on Youth and Human Rights

22 September 2016- The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a panel discussion on youth and human rights in order to identify challenges, best practices and lessons learned in the exercise of human […]

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During UNGA Week, Young Leaders Meet World Leaders, Work Together to Achieve the Global Goals

New York – On September 20, young leaders and world leaders gathered for a special event on the sidelines of the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly to assess progress in the implementation of […]

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African Presidents Urge Investment in Youth As Continent Sees Rare Demographic Opportunity

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday  to strengthen their commitments for the young people of Africa.

The […]

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IPI Panel: Humanitarian Action Must Have Youth Participation

“If we want effective humanitarian action, we must embrace the full participation and priorities of young people,” Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, told an IPI audience on September 19, 2016. […]

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Announcing First UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, September 19, 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today unveiled the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Social Good Summit in […]

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UN Secretary-General’s Message for the Announcement of the 2016 Class of UN Young Leaders for the SDGs

Delivered by Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, at the Social Good Summit in New York on September 19, 2016

I am pleased to join in warmly welcoming the inaugural class of the United Nations […]

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