Monthly Archives: December 2014

20 Dec, 2014

International Solidarity Day – Who are you moving #2getherWith?

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Today, December 20, 2014 is International Solidarity Day. This year’s theme is “Moving together as one: Solidarity as the foundation of the UN development agenda beyond 2015”. Solidarity enables sustainable development and ensures that we leave no one behind. For this year’s International Solidarity Day we encourage everyone to support solidarity and to share pictures

19 Dec, 2014

IMAGINE a World Where Every Voice Counts – Celebrating 7 Million Voices

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Ms. Anna Gurney hands over “We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices” to UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. Photo Credit: UNPhoto/Yubi Hoffmann “Let’s stand for the world as it SHOULD be. That’s what the 7 Million Voices are telling us” – Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson   MyWorld2015 - Last week, the MY World

19 Dec, 2014

Love taking food selfies? Good! Join the Family Meal Photo Competition!

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World Food Programme and the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) launched a photo competition as joint initiative to capture the latest element of “The Family Meal – What brings us together?” project. Why is sharing a family meal important? In today’s rushed world, it is more important than ever to

18 Dec, 2014

Migration and Youth: International Migrants Day 2014

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December 18, 2014 marks International Migrants Day.  UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon highlighted, “We live in the ‘age of mobility.’ International migration is a major global trend an estimated 232 million people live outside their countries of birth.” Young people aged 15-24 represent about one-eighth (28.2 million) of global migrant population, and they are

17 Dec, 2014

Join the global #UpForSchool campaign to demand education for 58 million marginalised children

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The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Youth is a proud supporter of the global campaign called #UpForSchool - it is a global call to action to demonstrate the unprecedented public support for education and an end to discrimination against children. As you know, world leaders promised to get every child into school by

16 Dec, 2014

‘7 million voices’ weigh in on future development agenda in UN survey

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UN News Centre – A special report detailing the global results of the “MY World” survey was launched at United Nations Headquarters on Friday in a special ceremony hosted by the UN Millennium Campaign and the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Youth Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi. The We the Peoples: Celebrating 7 Million Voices report presents the

15 Dec, 2014

Lack of higher education leaves millions of youth out of decent work in developing countries

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ILO study shows that the lack of post-secondary education in lower and middle-income economies leaves the majority of young men and women stuck in vulnerable and informal employment. ILO News –Youth with post-secondary education living in middle and low-income countries have a much higher chance of finding a decent job than those with only secondary or

15 Dec, 2014

One year after conflict, children still under daily threat in South Sudan

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN6Wc-9r3l4   UNICEF - The future for a generation of children in South Sudan is being stolen by the year-long conflict in the country, which has driven hundreds of thousands of children from their homes, schools and communities; subjecting them to violence, malnutrition and disease, the UNICEF said today. The scale of the crisis

15 Dec, 2014

#SHOWYOURSELFIE mini campaign: Take an UpsideDownfie to end violence against women and girls 

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The UNFPA-led #showyourselfie campaign has now collected over 11,000 selfies to support the rights of young people. As the momentum surrounding the announcement of the Post­-2015 Development Agenda builds, #showyourselfie will capture and demonstrate the growing support for young people, to make sure their rights and needs are not ignored. Now underway is the first

15 Dec, 2014

UN Youth Envoy joins UN Millennium Campaign at a launch event of “We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices”

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On 12 December 2014, The UN Millennium Campaign partnered with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth for a special celebration event to present We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices, a special report detailing the global results of the MY World survey for a better world. The major report tells the story