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Youth Empowerment with Breaking Walls 2018 Santiago

New York, N.Y. Breaking Walls, a U.S.-based non-profit, uses creative writing and theatrical performance to build global peace and acceptance. Young people from all over our world, representing many cultures, religions, socio-economic conditions, sexual orientations, educational levels and status as immigrants and refugees, discover their voice to act as peacemakers and leaders. Breaking Walls youth activism […]

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5 Fitness Tips Every Teen (and their Parent) Should Read

Fairfax, Va. – There’s a lot of good reasons for teens to engage in exercising regularly and stay fit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that students who are physically active tend to have better grades, that higher physical fitness levels are associated with improved cognitive performance, and that those who participate in […]

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Myanmar Mobile Project Helps Lift Young Workers Out of Poverty

  New York, N.Y. It’s six o’clock in the evening, Saw Ku Do reviews his English lessons shortly after finishing an 11-hour shift serving food and sweeping the floor at the tea shop where he works. “Dog, cat, pig,” he said while looking at his notebook. Saw Ku Do, age 15, only has a second […]

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U.N. – African Partnership to Foster Jobs for African Rural Youth

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has partnered with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to generate job and business opportunities for young people in rural Benin, Cameroon, Malawi, and Niger, thanks to a $4 million grant from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. Women at work preparing the field for […]

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At ‘Peace Camp,’ Colombian Youth Send a Message

Bogota, Colombia. Dozens of activists have raised a multicolored, makeshift tent city in Bogota’s main square to demand the government and rebels save a deal meant to end a half-century of conflict — part of an outburst of activism across the country by Colombians stunned at last week’s unexpected defeat of the peace accord in […]

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‘All Girls Count’

New York, N.Y. Girls are the sometimes-hidden change-makers of the present and future, and to make sure their voices are heard, the United Nations is marking the International Day of the Girl Child by calling on governments, civil society groups, and communities to provide more and better gender data to so that in the sustainable […]

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U.N. Urges Participation of Young People in Peace and Decision-making

New York, N.Y. With more young people around the world than ever before, it is necessary to include them when discussing global solutions related to peace, development, and security, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said today. Photo: World Bank/Grant Ellis (file).  “Young people are often seriously affected by conflict. Decisions made by earlier generations may affect […]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 21, 2016

UNMISS Marks Day of the African Child   New York, N.Y. To commemorate the Day of the African Child, UN Radio Miraya, run by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), gave children the airwaves, allowing students to co-host as radio announcers. The broadcast started with the usual “you are listening to Radio Miraya, voice […]

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