5 December 2017 was a very exciting day for UNIC Jakarta, 2030 Youth Force Indonesia and the 25 finalists of the UN 2017 Youth Empowerment on SDGs project. The finalists pitched their ideas to a diverse audience from the government, corporate sector, philanthropy and NGOs.
Overall economic growth remains disconnected from employment generation, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned, noting that young people continue to suffer from persistent unemployment and lack of quality job opportunities.
‘Don’t let adults off the hook, keep raising your voices;’ Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day
It’s official, kids have taken over… at least for today – World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, which this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at the United Nations, to raise awareness about issues important to them.
UNICEF urges opportunities for ‘forgotten minority’ as study reveals bleak prospects for 180 million children
Despite global progress, one in 12 children live in countries with prospects more limited than those of their parents, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Monday.
About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.
Freezing temperatures, storms and heavy snowfall will add to the misery afflicting hundreds of thousands of families affected by conflict across the Middle East unless assistance – including cold weather clothing and supplies – is urgently provided, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.
‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges
If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – African’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ‘bleak’ future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday.
Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region's prosperity, the United Nations children's agency has said.
African countries individually represent relatively small markets, but collectively, they represent enormous market potential, the United Nations deputy chief told an Africa Week event in New York on Wednesday.
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Schooling without learning is a terrible waste of precious resources [...]
About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving [...]
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Nearly one-in-five children across the Middle East and North Africa [...]
Pervasive levels of poverty, protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies [...]