8 Nov, 2016

The Need to Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls

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Young women and adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by HIV—in 2015, 75% of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa were among adolescent girls aged 10–19 years. There is still an urgent need to promote prevention programmes for young women and adolescent girls, to realize the sexual and reproductive rights of young women and adolescent girls

19 Jul, 2016

Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Crucial for Eastern and Southern African Youth

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From UNESCO For Lebogang Brenda Motsumi, 27, accessible sexual and reproductive health services would have changed her life. A passionate advocate for youth-friendly services and sexuality education, she has faced personal struggles with early pregnancy and is now living with HIV. She gave her testimony at a high level government dialogue organized by UNESCO on

12 Apr, 2016

World Health Day: Raising awareness of health issues in Viet Nam

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From UN Volunteers World Health Day is the birthday of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a day that is close to Emmanuel Eraly’s heart, as he has been involved in many campaigns to raise awareness of health issues in Viet Nam, where he worked for almost four years as a UNV intern and later

6 Jul, 2015

Join the global Twitter Chat for the launch of Millennium Development Goals Progress Report and Education & Health for Every Woman and Every Child

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TODAY at 12 pm EST (New York Time), join the Twitter chat marking the launch of the final MDG Progress and the High-Level Oslo Summit on Education for Development.  The Twitter chat will be an opportunity to join a conversation on progress in women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health under the MDGs and what’s next, as well

8 Oct, 2014

Youth activists help adolescents beat the odds in remote Vanuatu

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FIJI, South Pacific – When Bobby Shing’s grandmother died in 2001, it was a turning point. The musician from Aneityum, one of the most remote islands of Vanuatu, was just a child at the time, but he had already fallen into substance abuse. The loss of his grandmother made him realize he wanted to do

11 Jun, 2014

Campaign on #MentalHealthMatters launched ahead of International Youth Day

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From 12 June until International Youth Day on 12 August, the United Nations is running a campaign, led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), to draw awareness to the importance of reducing stigma surrounding youth with mental health conditions. The United Nations invites you to submit your artwork, illustrations, photos and/or stories […]

21 May, 2014

‘Act to Protect’: UN launches guide to preventing attacks against schools, hospitals

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(UN News Centre)  21 May 2014 — Every child has a right to education and health, the United Nations today said launching a guidance note to assist the people monitoring, reporting and working to prevent attacks against schools and hospitals. “We see that attacks on schools, hospitals and associated staff have become an all-too-familiar aspect […]

12 May, 2014

Regional Youth Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean opens in Quito, Ecuador

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Today, the Regional Youth Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean opened in Quito, Ecuador. Gathering youth from over 20 countries in the region, as well as representatives from governments and civil society, including the Organización Iberoamericana de Juventud (OIJ), the Foro Regional de Juventudes LAC 2014 builds on an initiative from Montevideo. “Last August, I called from […]

18 Feb, 2014

Crowdsourcing initiative on youth in the post-2015 development agenda launched today

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  Today, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with other UN entities, international NGOs, and youth groups and stakeholders, launched a crowdsourcing initiative for youth priorities in the post-2015 development agenda. The crowdsourcing is part of the Global Partnership for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which was announced on 31 […]