Giving Birth Upright, With Maté: Peru Clinics Open Arms to Indigenous Women

AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuamán, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, “You decide your birthing position.” Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including

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#URBANHACK: An Urban Art Hack

What’s the big deal about urbanization? Everyone knows why we should care about climate change.  But do you know why you should care about urbanization?  By 2050 it is estimated that two thirds of the world will live in cities, and already urban areas are responsible for as much as 80% of energy consumption and

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UNESCO Unveils Video on Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Young People

The United Nations cultural agency has released a new video that outlines how comprehensive sexuality education helps young people develop the knowledge and skills to make conscious, healthy and responsible choices about relationships and sexuality. The Being a Young Person video, released by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), outlines the vital role that comprehensive

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Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Peace Deal, Acknowledges Role of Youth

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi I congratulate the Colombian people on the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People''s Army (FARC-EP) of a peace deal that ends more than 50 years of conflict. This is a historic moment for the people of Colombia.

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Human Rights Council Holds Panel Discussion on Youth and Human Rights

22 September 2016- The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a panel discussion on youth and human rights in order to identify challenges, best practices and lessons learned in the exercise of human rights by young people, as well as relevant opportunities for the empowerment of youth in the exercise of their rights.

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During UNGA Week, Young Leaders Meet World Leaders, Work Together to Achieve the Global Goals

New York - On September 20, young leaders and world leaders gathered for a special event on the sidelines of the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly to assess progress in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and discuss ways for engaging young people. The event, co-hosted by the Office of the

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UN Global Compact and PRME Announce Student Engagement Platform to Support the SDGs

New York  — The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the UN Global Compact, has announced the development of a new digital platform to engage business students to support the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The announcement was made during the annual United Nations Private Sector Forum, a high-level event of top business executives, world

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African Presidents Urge Investment in Youth As Continent Sees Rare Demographic Opportunity

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday  to strengthen their commitments for the young people of Africa. The continent is undergoing a seismic shift in its population structure, with more young people than ever before preparing to

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IPI Panel: Humanitarian Action Must Have Youth Participation

“If we want effective humanitarian action, we must embrace the full participation and priorities of young people,” Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, told an IPI audience on September 19, 2016. “If we want a stable and sustainable future, we can no longer afford to leave young people behind.” The comment

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Announcing First Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, September 19, 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today unveiled the inaugural class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Social Good Summit in New York. The 17 Young Leaders have been recognized for their leadership and contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda

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