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When I saw Assignment #5 – to create an 'Inspire!' portrait by interviewing a young person who has an interesting job or career and who you think would be an inspiration for youth – in the VOY Blogger Info Packet that my Internship Manager sent me last June, two people instantly came into my mind. I am writing about one of them today. I thought it would be best if I do away with the ‘Inspire!’ profile format, so here it goes. He is Siddhartha Nanayakkara. I first met...


Youths in Post 2015 Development Agenda in Morocco

Posted June 9, 2014 Avatar Abdul Mufeez Shaheed

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  • Age 22

Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margin, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies. Kofi Anan, Former UN Secretary-General In the past decade, the importance of youth participation in decision making has gained the much needed recognitio...


Thanks to UNICEF Indonesia for the Activate Talks

Posted April 26, 2014 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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This is such a perfect week for me, because I got a chance to join to the very 1st UNICEF Activate; Innovating for Children – Innovating for Equity by UNICEF Indonesia to celebrate the 25th Convention on the Rights of the Child. It was held on April 23rd, 2014 at Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia. As a youngster, I feel really happy because there were many other youth that came to that place with the same purpose as me. We wanted to be inspired, to be involved and to be motivated...


Innovate for a better world with Google!

Posted March 7, 2014 no picture Amy Blomme

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Doodle 4 Google competition: Inventing a world without violence This year, Google is asking K-12 students in the USA to create doodles based on the theme ‘If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place...’ We encourage all of you to take part and share your innovations to make the world a better place. To participate in the competition, visit the Doodle 4 Google competition welcome page. Share with us by using the hashtag #ENDviolence on your social medi...


YOUTH Innovation: Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum

Posted February 21, 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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When I came across this article I was so glad that youth are actually taking it upon themselves to provide a sustainable and renewable energy source in Kenya. NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s a hot afternoon in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, but 32-year-old Michael Matare is comfortable in his tiny room. The house is brightly lit by two plastic water bottles jutting out of the ceiling. Between them hangs a 100-watt bulb, but it isn’t needed. "Since I got these sola...


"Young people have ways to impact society and beyond" Global Input. Local Output

Posted January 29, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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“Are you making so you can learn?” The VOY team attended a thought conversation on “Tapping into Children's Creativity for a Better World with David Sengeh, President and co-founder of GMin.org” on January 28th. David Sengeh is an innovator, a thought leader, and a mentor for young people. He is currently a PhD candidate who began his inspiring work in prosthetics at MIT, “Not only are you lucky to have a prosthetic, but you're always uncomfortable.” His natural i...


Business Lead the Change.

Posted November 18, 2013 no picture Vivian Onano

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Businesses have an extensive role to play in the development of children and youth globally. If both major corporations and small & medium enterprises decided to dedicate their social responsibility programs on advocating children's rights, the results and the impact would be immense. Currently, there are 57 million children who are out of school and need access to quality education. Businesses and corporations can bring education to this huge number of devastated children by c...


“Why is it important for children & youth to have a voice in business?”

Posted November 14, 2013 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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Of the over 7 billion people that are on earth today, all those aged 24 years and younger account for nearly 40 percent of the world's population. What this means is that effectively roughly half of the world’s population will be, or in some cases already are, consumers of services and goods for at least the next half century. From a business stand point, this means that one should effectively concentrate one’s efforts on this target group, because this will be one’s market f...


50 Youth Help UNICEF Visualize “Urgency” in Prototype Media Innovation

Posted October 3, 2013 Avatar Joe @unicefgis

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“All kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, etc. are sold here along with meat from butcher shops. The sanitation conditions are horrid and the animals are kept in cruel conditions. Moreover keeping raw meat next to domesticated animals presents a huge sanitation and health issue.” – Aown K., 19 years, World Wildlife Foundation See more photographs in Voices of Youth Urgency Rank Prototype Tester Gallery:http://flic.kr/s/aHsjKaNwM5 How can we measure the urgency of...


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