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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Office of the UN Envoy on Youth’s Schedule: July-August 2015

Events:
Youth Skills Day
15 July 2015 | UNHQ in New York
To celebrate the first World Youth Skills Day and to raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development
Co-organized by the […]

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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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RECAP: United Nations #YouthNow Global Conversation on Youth and Development

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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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In Paris, the Youth Envoy calls for effective partnership with youth to counter violent extremism

On 16 June, 2015, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, spoke at the International Conference on “Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism,” held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

In his […]

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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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