17 Oct, 2016

Urban Agents of Change: Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents in Cities

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Every Woman Every Child high-level side event at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, co-organized by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, Save the Children and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, highlighted some of the key challenges and important solutions that are included in the New Urban Agenda for improving the health and wellbeing of adolescents living in cities. Ms.

14 Oct, 2016

Nine Wins for Young People at the 71st UN General Assembly

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Last month, hundreds of heads of state, delegates, and governments from all over the world gathered in New York City for the High-Level segment of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. From high-level meetings with Heads of States, to events with celebrities, young people certainly made their mark on the UN Headquarters’

13 Oct, 2016

Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents in Cities: Habitat 3 Side Event

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On October 17, on the sidelines of the Habitat 3 conference in Quito, Ecuador, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will co-host an event on Urban Agents of Change: Ensuring the health and wellbeing of adolescents in cities. The event is co-organised by Every Woman Every Child at the Executive Office of the

11 Oct, 2016

Youth Envoy Visits Italy, Speaks at ‘We Free Days’, Meets Youth Groups

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October 11, 2016 – Today the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, took part in the We Free Days international conference in Rimini, Italy, kicking off the event with a keynote speech on the issue of drug use among young people.   A yearly event joined by 2,500 young participants from all over Italy

10 Oct, 2016

Day of The Girl Child: Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

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The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing

3 Oct, 2016

How World Leaders Brought Youth to the 71st UN General Assembly

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During the High-Level Segment of the 71st UN General Assembly, an unprecedented number of world leaders emphasized in their national statements the role of youth in shaping a better future. Specifically, 59 Member States highlighted the importance of youth development and participation, recognizing young people’s contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to international

3 Oct, 2016

Putting Condoms on the Fast-Track as an Efficient and Cost-effective HIV Prevention Method

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The UNAIDS Prevention gap report shows that HIV prevention efforts must be reinvigorated if the world is to stay on the Fast-Track to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To achieve the global Fast-Track Target of reducing the number of new HIV infections to fewer than 500 000 by 2020, more political commitment and increased investment in

1 Oct, 2016

From Tragedy to Action: How Employment Policies Can Guarantee Job Safety

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A tragic event changed her perception of life. It was almost three years ago when Zinab received that dreadful call on a Tuesday morning. One of her construction trainees had fallen off a service shaft, three stories onto solid ground. Zinab called an ambulance and she rushed to the scene. She only had 45 minutes