Daily Archives: 25 August 2013

25 Aug, 2013

In Venezuela, Music Provides Hope for Impoverished Youth”

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Nehyda Alas, a teacher and director of Venezuela’s Teresa Carreño Youth Symphony Orchestra, believes that when children are exposed to music their behaviour improves. He should know. Alas has been teaching music education to at-risk youth from Caracas’ poor communities, where children and teens are highly vulnerable to being drawn into the violence and crime

25 Aug, 2013

UNV youth volunteers welcomed at Czech Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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by Veronika Jemelikova Seven young Czech nationals are being funded by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to serve in the UNV Internship Programme and met with Ministry officials before their deployment. In front of Czernin Palais in Prague (from left) are Iva Ulmanova (assigned to UN Women Kosovo), Jan Naplava (serving at UNAIDS

25 Aug, 2013

Young Thai Wins UNEP’s Global Art and Environment Competition

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On 30 July 2013, 13-year-old Chiratchaya Kaeokamkong's painting of a child playing with fish, turtles and unicorns in a world awash with water and vegetation won first place in the 22nd International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment, run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Further Resources UNEP Children & Youth Initiative (TUNZA)Gallery of

25 Aug, 2013

Raising HIV Awareness among Internally Displaced Young People

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As the pressure for better living conditions rises in the camps in the Harad district of Yemen, UNAIDS seeks to raise HIV awareness among displaced youth. The Harad camps host more than 130,000 people affected by long civil unrest in Yemen. To survive, many people walk the seven kilometers to the boarder of Saudi Arabia,

25 Aug, 2013

Young Uruguayan women aim to boost their role in politics

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“Being a women and being in politics is unusual,” says Lorena Tejeira, 30, a young member of the National Party. “The time dedicated to the party, time that you spend in meeting after meeting, with your weekends devoted to activism – it’s incomprehensible for many of my friends and family. And it’s tough.” Lorena is