5 Mar, 2015

On International Ear Care Day, World Health Organization spotlighted risks of noise-induced hearing loss

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More than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices such as smartphones and exposure to damaging levels of sound, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to devote 2015's International Ear Care Day to “Making Listening Safe.” “As they go about their daily

12 Sep, 2014

Young Innovator’s Competition Focuses on Smart Cities and Climate Change

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with the ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition to invite young people to develop their ideas to provide solutions to create smart cities that will slow down or mitigate the effects of climate change. Using information and communication technologies (ICTs), social entrepreneurs who are 18-30 years old from […]

6 Sep, 2014

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

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(UN News Centre) 3 September 2014 – Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa. “Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they