19 Apr, 2016

UNAIDS Interview: Snapchat becomes hotline for abusive relationships

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From UNAIDS Asia-Pacific  We hear a lot about cyber stalking and cyber violence and the dangers of social media for young people in relationships. However an entrepreneurial young group from India is exploiting the power of Snapchat, a popular smartphone app among teenagers, to provide counselling to young women and men in abusive relationships on

28 Apr, 2015

Sexuality education programming set to reach millions of young people across eastern and southern Africa

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Young people in eastern and southern Africa, like many of their peers around the world, often receive conflicting and inaccurate information about sex. This can lead to badly informed decisions about how, when or with whom to have sex and how to protect themselves against HIV.  With support from UNAIDS, UNESCO and SAfAIDS a major

18 Feb, 2015

Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

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NAIROBI, 17 February 2015—While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic. AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among

7 Aug, 2014

Tool launched for young people to join in the fight against AIDS, TB, and Malaria

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The PACT — a global collaboration of 26 youth-led and youth-serving organizations and networks working on HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights — in collaboration with UNAIDS and the Global Fund secretariat recently launched the tool “Making the money work for young people: a participation tool for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, […]

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 […]

1 Dec, 2013

Statement by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth: Take action on World AIDS Day!

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On this World AIDS Day I’m calling on young people around the world to stand up and be counted. The negotiations on the post-2015 development framework have begun – and it is clear that we need to put young people centre stage. There is no doubt that the AIDS response has yielded tremendous results for […]

6 Oct, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth visits SOS Villages- South Africa

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As part of his mission to South Africa, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, made a stop in the SOS village in Mamelodi, Pretoria, on 5 October 2013. Welcomed by the regional director, the Envoy visited the different facilities and programmes that SOS Villages run. He also joined a group of youth representing […]

4 Sep, 2013

Young People to Lead a New Wave of Community Mobilization and Political Advocacy against AIDS – CrowdOutAids Strategy

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Young people in South Africa are facing the challenge of creating a movement to overcome the impact that the AIDS epidemic is having on their lives. Recently, UNAIDS brought to Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 24th of May 2013 young people from around the country to discuss ways to effectively empower youth to take the […]

3 Sep, 2013

Changes in Peru’s Penal Code will Enable More Young People to Access HIV Services

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The Constitutional Tribunal of Peru is amending the Article 173 in its penal code which for many years had criminalized consensual sexual activity among young people. Sentencing was particularly severe with adolescents facing up to 30 years in prison. Article 173 of the penal code was also preventing young people from accessing essential health and