All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

Entrepreneurship: the best solution for unemployment

Posted October 22, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Member since June 7, 2014
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  • Age 20

For a nation to succeed, it is crucial that it’s people should be able to enjoy a decent life. Their purchasing power has to speak for the quality of life they enjoy. In achieving this, a major factor to be considered is the employability and the the employment status of the people. I think we all agree that the first group who should be prioritised in terms of employment is the youth. It is the youth who are employed who can contribute most effectively to the national economy an...


One Young World summit - We can learn from each other!

Posted October 21, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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From the 15th October to the 18th October I was privileged to attend the one young world conference in Dublin, Ireland. The moments that stood for me were as follows: 1. Children and young people should never have to go through such abuse: at the age of 13 Yeonmi Park watched her mother be raped so as to protect her from rape. The heart wrenching story did not leave dry eyes in the crowd. 2. Everyone who spoke called for action. Our world is going into dangerous territory wit...


Youth voices must be heard in Kurdistan Region

Posted October 21, 2014 Avatar Avin Omar

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When the current leaders of Kurdistan get older and die… Who will lead? In the 21st century the power that is leading the world is youth's, but in Kurdistan it's Old’s. Whether it is good or bad, is a different story. The first independent Kurdish Government was declared in 1992 and after 2003 when the Baath Regime in Iraq was ended, the Region became more stable and economic growth started to raise rapidly, many doors were opened for globalization; hundreds of National...


My Earth; My Responsibility

Posted October 21, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Member since June 28, 2014
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Earth is a beautiful living planet of the Universe as the common habitat of more than 7 billion human population & millions of species of biodiversity. Our Earth provides us with food, shelter & with most of our requirements. Despite unavoidable free services provided by earth to humans we are not being able to pay off her kindness to us. Rather we humans are being cruel to our Earth by our selfish activities. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every...


My prediction on health

Posted October 19, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Member since February 13, 2014
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  • Age 20

Healthy living for most people is an option that only “sports people” get to enjoy. For most of us, jogging on Sundays and eating salad twice a week is already good enough to look after our bodies. However the more we grow and the more committed we are to academic or professional goals the less time we take to actually be healthy. This thought came to my mind because I recently went to the doctor and went out so happy that I wondered how was it possible for me to call gover...


Horn Free Day in Lagos!

Posted October 17, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Have you ever imagined a Horn-free Day in your city? Now imagine a horn-free day in a bustling mega-city of at least 20 million people, with frequently traffic congested roads. Imagine a horn-free day in Lagos, Nigeria! October 15 was symbolic not just because it was the International Day of Rural Women, but because the Lagos state government marked a horn free day for all motorists in the metropolis-and the compliance was great. If there is one thing Lagosians do not miss t...


What Does Freedom Mean to the Common Man?

Posted October 17, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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  • Age 18

Last August, Malaysia celebrated our Independence Day, a mark of freedom for the nation as a whole – freedom to self-determination, to have sovereignty over our own home soil, and to chart our own path as a modern nation. The word 'independence' and 'freedom' surely evoke something in the individual as a citizen of a country that not fifty seven years ago was under the colonization of another. What does freedom mean to the common man? Freedom to be part of a democracy, to vot...


Volunteerism today: My mixed feelings

Posted October 16, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • Age 20

I was invited to an event last Tuesday. The Ministry of Social Services of Sri Lanka, along with UN Volunteers and UNDP, launched the National Volunteering Secretariat (NVS) at an extravagant event held in Galadari Hotel Colombo, with First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe-Rajapaksa attending as the chief guest. The launch was followed by the 2-day National Conference on Volunteering. I learnt at the event that the NVS was conceived by the authorities sometime back. The motive beh...


Mixed Feelings: Capital Punishment

Posted October 14, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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  • Age 20

The death penalty is the sentence of execution for lethal crimes and other capital crimes defined by the constitutions of the states where it is enforced; it is valid in 22 countries worldwide including China, North Korea, India, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and the United States. This topic is very conflicting to me because I don’t follow the logic of “killing to show that killing is wrong” however I have known of so much evilness in a single person that it´s hard to belie...


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