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United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development 2013

Posted December 2, 2013 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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The concept of global citizenship, recognizing our individual roles as citizens of one race, was an idea not heavily emphasized upon when I was a high school student. The presence of the United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development is now becoming the first step for students at a young age to see the global impact they can have alongside their fellow classmates whether abroad or national. Understanding the power and impact of youth remains a continuing goal for the h...


Education for All

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Christina_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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I strongly believe Achieving Education for All is the most important issue at hand in the world. 57 million children remain out if school in poor countries and 250 million are illiterate. Girls are the main ones who are being discriminated against because of their gender. For example, all females schools like an incident in Malala's are being bombed by the Taliban. 40 out of 110 countries still need their funding to educate their citizens. www.un.org/en/globalissues


What about Education for All?

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture jlyles14

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Around the world, only 2% of the children with disabilities receive an education and this is in specialized schools globally. This is an injustice because the children that cannot receive an education because they have special needs are deprived of a learning experience and a chance to prosper. The obstacles that people have to go through are very strenous because the schools that support the children with disabilities are far away or to costly for the families of the child.http://...


Cut Military Spending for Education

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Carmen_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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As of 2012, global military spending is $1.7 trillion. Too much money, in my opinion, is being spent on hatred and violence through war instead of being used to promote something like education for all. The Millenium Developmental goals we're discussed in a conference in Mexico City on September 10, 2009; where Mexico City stated "Stressing that human security could only be achieved through human development, civil society representatives called on Governments worldwide to cut defe...


Education For All

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Jennifer_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Ban Ki Moon,Secretary of the General of the United Nations once said "When we put education first, we can reduce poverty and hunger, end wasted potential - and look forward to stronger and better societies for all." This is true because worldwide 57 million children do not have access to a classroom. Not only that, but One in six people can not read or write. If we can do something to better the education all around we can achieve the other MDG's as well. By achieving education for...


Gender Equality in Education

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Sam Aloi

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There are over 774 million people in the world who are illiterate, 66% of them are women. For thousands of years women have been denied basic rights especially in the field of education. Although we are now closer than ever to true equality there's a lot more we could do to help. Malala Yousafazi almost paid the ultimate price for her education. She should inspire us all to push help ensure a safe and equal education for all people all around the world. This has to start by changin...


Education Prevents Recruitment

Posted January 31, 2014 no picture Jenna Darling

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To contribute to "Voices of Youth," I created a video out of our power point for the UN conference called, "Education Prevents Recruitment." Tell us what you think!


"No one thinks of changing himself"

Posted February 2, 2014 Avatar BOUTAHAR_Connect_Maroc

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"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy Life is not easy as everyone knows, but even people all over the world have an idea about poverty, violence, wars and more. We can't find real reactions from organisations or local associations. War and violence are fueled by human greed and envy rooted in deep ignorance. A lot of families in the third-world face hardships and only do not receive a sufficient income to feed the...


A new opportunity for education?

Posted February 7, 2014 no picture James_GEMConnect_Burnaby_Canada

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In the midst of the twenty first century, we have come to combat the issue of Human Rights and Education face to face. Efforts from the international community for the past few decades had been vital in preventing human rights violations and maintaining education, but where are the progresses that we have aimed for? In the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations has set out to provide universal primary education for all and despite the rapid improvements in the last decade...


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