Daily Archives: 26 April 2016

In Baku, at UN forum, Arab entrepreneur touts potential of virtual games to make real-world impact

From UN News Centre  27 April 2016 – “In a virtual world, everyone can be a world-saving hero,” an Arab entrepreneur from Israel told the UN News Centre in Baku, underscoring the potential of online games to bridge the divide between young adults in conflict zones and foster inclusive society. Hans Shakur, a co-founder of

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Alhendawi at UNAOC Global Forum in Baku: Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

From UN Radio The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for "youth," but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers. UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can

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Baku: Violent extremism “affront” to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

From UN News Centre The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism. “The Alliance is the soft power tool established to contribute to a more peaceful world by

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In Baku, youth stress vision of inclusive society at UN forum

From UN News Centre Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are working to define future narratives to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society. “People are

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