EU-UNICEF #EmergencyLessons Campaign Supports Crisis-Affected Youth with Schooling

6 December 2016 – Braving the consequences of war, natural disaster and other emergencies, nearly two million children in 20 countries around the world have been able to continue their schooling over the past four years as a result of a partnership between the European Commission's department for humanitarian aid and civil protection and the

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UNICEF Convenes Local Change-Makers for “Activate Talk” on Sustainability and Responsible Consumption

On November 7, UNICEF Headquarters in New York opened its doors to the young public of the greater New York metro area for an “activate talk” on becoming more sustainable. The event, entitled From Trashing to Treasuring: Community Change-makers For a Sustainable World, featured a panel of young community change-makers working on sustainability issues in

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New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI)

From UNICEF Are you a NETI? 1. Are you fluent in English and at an intermediate level (working knowledge) in another official language of the UN i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish? 2. Have you completed an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)? 3. Do you have 5 years of relevant professional work

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Interview with a Young Speaker at the World Humanitarian Summit

From Voices of Youth  Young people are making their voices heard at the World Humanitarian Summit — Voices of Youth Chloe Reynaldo from the Philippines is one of the young people attending the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. On Tuesday 24 May, she will speak at the Special Session on ‘Transforming Humanitarian Action with

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UN-Habitat and UNICEF host football tournament to mark World Water Day

From UN-Habitat  UN-Habitat and UNICEF in collaboration with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Girls Sports Society, organised a football tournament in Karachi as part of their awareness campaign with the youth of the country to raise voice for better water, better jobs in celebration of the World Water Day 2016. The tournament provided an apt

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“What I would most like is to leave this job and go back to school.” 15 year old Mohammed, of Syria, in Iraq

From UNICEF Iraq  Though he’s only 15 years old, school is a distant memory for Mohammed. He and his five siblings haven’t been in a classroom since they fled Kobani, Syria, three years ago and came to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. To help support his family, Mohammed now works full-time in an industrial area

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“Enough pain” – A Syrian refugee girl pleads for dignity | UNICEF

“Enough... enough pain.” 15-year-old Syrian refugee Shaimae is crossing the Serbian border into Croatia with her mother and sisters. They are heading to Germany in the hopes of starting a new life. With a tear-filled plea about the deep impact fleeing has had on her, she says: “We just need someone to understand us, to

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Voices of Youth feature: Child of Africa

This blog post is a collaboration between Winifred Ahupa and Ala Oueslati Something tugs me here In my belly Like the strings of a banjo Struck by hands or legs Your might defies what A child possesses Your birthsong of love Filters in, slowly at first Like the emergence of A baby lunar crescent Then with

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Voices of Youth Feature: The Emancipation

By Ala Oueslati Religion is a source of knowledge, inspiration, hope and serenity that people hold to give them purpose, value and peace. That is not what I was taught when I was younger. That is not what is being taught where I come from. What I was taught though, like most young people in 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 was only yesterday. Your heart beating frantically, sweat lining your eyebrows, neurons. She was late. Her watch stopped at

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