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UN / WEST AFRICA DJINNIT

While countries in West Africa are trying to promote development and consolidate democracy, they continue to face daunting challenges such as transnational organized crime and growing terrorist activities, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council , while also warning of the increasing threat the Boko Haram crisis poses to Nigeria. UNIFEED [...]

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN ARMED CONFLICT REPORT

The rights of children are being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, a United Nations official said as she presented a report on grave abuses committed against children in places such as Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR).UNIFEED – UNTV / FILE

1 Jul 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / REFUGEE ART ADVANCER WORLD REFUGEE DAY

UNHCR has invited young refugees to paint their messages on a tent for the world to see. This tent, along with three others painted across the country, will be pitched as part of an exhibition marking World Refugee Day. UNHCR

18 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / ILO BAN KI-MOON YOUTH

Taking part in an interactive dialogue on youth employment at the International Labor Organization (ILO)  in Geneva,   Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “the epidemic of youth unemployment is a great test of our time.” Half of the world's young people in the labour forces are either working poor or unemployed. ILO

18 Jun 2014 | Read More »

BRAZIL / SERGIO RAMOS

Real Madrid and Spanish National Team star football player, Sergio Ramos, was appointed as UNICEF Spain's newest ambassador during an event with youth in the Brazilian city of Curitiba where he is participating in a UNICEF program for the promotion of fair play and the right to sport. UNICEF

10 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / QUEEN SOFIA

At the opening session of the 2014 meeting of UNICEF's Executive Board, Queen Sofía of Spain remembered the Nigerian girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group and told their parents that "their daughters are our daughters, their pain is our pain, their hope, ours." UNIFEED – UNTV  

3 Jun 2014 | Read More »

CAMEROON / CAR YOUNG VICTIMS

Before arriving in Gbiti, which borders Central African Republic and Cameroon, the victims of anti-Balaka rebels often spent two to four months walking in the bush, eating roots and sleeping outside. Ibrahim Moussa was one of those victims, brutalized and left for dead. UNHCR

30 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIGERIA DJINNIT

Fresh from his trip to Nigeria, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Office for West Africa, said that Boko Haram "is creating chaos" in some regions in the country" and noted that the UN is "working with the education system in Nigeria to see what the UN could provide in [...]

22 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

The UN has launched a guide for delegates and partners on how to assist UN agencies and partners in monitoring, reporting and working to prevent attacks against schools and hospitals. Over half the children out of school today live in countries affected by conflict, representing 28 million girls and boys. WHO director general Margaret Chan [...]

21 May 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / ELECTIONS YOUTH

As India's General Elections move east, the city of Howra’s  newest generation of voters geared up for polling.  Since 2009, more than 100 million new names have been added to voter lists, a huge proportion of which are young voters. Over 50 percent of India's population is under 25 and in West Bengal alone, over [...]

14 May 2014 | Read More »

 

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