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19 Jan, 2017

2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum: “The role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world” on 30-31 January

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via ECOSOC WHAT? The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2017, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and share ideas on innovation, collective action and solutions to global problems. It will also address the concept of “shared prosperity”, which is

19 Jan, 2017

18 year old Refugees Olympic Team swimmer appeals to World Economic Forum to support those fleeing war & persecution

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By: Gisella Lomax, UNHCR | 18 January 2017 Yusra Mardini, the Syrian swimmer who inspired the world at last summer’s Rio Olympic Games, has made an impassioned appeal to global leaders in Davos to ensure vulnerable refugees like her are given more than basic support. “With food for our stomachs, refugees can survive. But only