2 May, 2016

Investing in girls: Cash incentives help promote gender equality in India

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From UN Women “I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl currently enrolled in seventh standard at a government school in Punjab, India, near the Pakistani border. “As a result,

2 May, 2016

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

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From Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Welcoming young innovators to co-create a peaceful and sustainable world! About the Competition The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets address the most important social, economic, environmental, health and governance challenges of our time. The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform,

2 May, 2016

Ban reiterates call to action on anniversary of UN-backed treaty banning nuclear tests

From UN News Centre Marking the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that instead of a celebration, the occasion is a call to action on the work that remains to be done to end nuclear testing and continue on an environmentally sustainable path. Speaking