26 Aug, 2013

As elections approach school kids cast their vote against violence in Kenya

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“You are coming with us,” the police officer says as he hauls the man out of the house, his wife crying hysterically behind them. Their daughter was kept home from school to do housework — an illegal form of child abuse—but at home, while her mother is out, her father sexually assaults her. “Stop, please

26 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi Hosts “One UN: Uniting for Youth” Google+ Hangout

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On 17 May, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth Mr Ahmad Alhendawi hosted his first ever Google+ Hangout, under the theme “ONE UN: Uniting for Youth”. The Google+ Hangout focused on the Envoy’s role, and some of the key initiatives of the United Nations on youth and how it plans to engage youth at […]

26 Aug, 2013

UNFPA and Youth

UNFPA Strategy on Adolescents and Youth: Towards Realizing the Full Potential of Young People A safe and successful passage from adolescence into adulthood is the right of every child. This right can only be fulfilled if families and societies make focused investments and provide opportunities to ensure that adolescents and youth progressively develop the knowledge, skills […]

26 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Announces Partnership with ITU on BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on Information and Communication Technologies

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On 17 July 2013, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, announced an official partnership with ITU on the BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on Information and Communications Technology, organized by ITU and the Government of Costa Rica.  The Youth Summit will bring together young people from around the world, online and offline, […]

26 Aug, 2013

Young Indigenous and Disabled People Gear up for Election in Cambodia

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When local elections were held in the province of Mondulkiri, eastern Cambodia, Bunthoeun Tola, a 20-year-old indigenous person and first-time voter, was turned away at the polling station because his name on the voter list did not match with his identification card. “It was spelled incorrectly and because of that I was barred from voting,”