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Gaza: Why the International Community must no longer take a backseat

Posted August 4, 2014 no picture Maria Anna Pachomiou

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Traumatised by the daily display on our news-screens I took it upon myself to do the only thing I knew I had the power to do, which is to voice my opinion. Last night, the video portraying a young boy lying lifeless on a hospital bed in Gaza, the doctors opening his limp lids to pupils fixed and dilated, was deeply disturbing. This image will forever be implanted in by mind and never forgotten, but we individuals can stop this in its footsteps. This is an article prompted by that i...


Zambia's Child Climate Ambassadors Commemorate World Environment Day

Posted June 17, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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On 5 June, child climate ambassadors across Zambia joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 2014 World Environment Day. The local theme was ‘Raise Your Voice, Not the Green House Gases – Protect the Environment.’ In Lusaka, the ambassadors joined the national commemoration at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC). The activities included a two kilometer awareness walk, school art competition, exhibitions and speeches by the Acting Honorable Minister of Lands, N...


As we know, the United Nations initiated and formed the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Another goal of the panel is to bring together a broad range of stakeholders to review progress on the MDGs and to discuss the options for a post-2015 development framework. After initiating the panel, the dialogue of development has been drafted, including 11 global thematic consultations: 1. Addressing Inequalities 2. Conflict, Violence and Disast...


OUR DEMANDS HAVE NOT CHANGED-YOUTHS

Posted September 16, 2013 no picture Aniebiet Ubon

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By Aniebiet Ubon, Esquire “Yesterday is gone tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin...” – Mother Teresa “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” – Martin Luther King Jr. First of all, I am glad I belong to today’s generation of youth; the largest generation of youth the world has ever known. (1) It is interesting and inspiring to see more and more youth join the discourse, and crusades; they are begi...