All posts tagged with: UN

Bringing you the news from the General Assembly

Posted September 22, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

Avatar KateVOY View Profile
Member since February 5, 2013
  • 87 Posts

http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/68/img/slideshow/stocktaking-event.jpg

Source: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/68/img/slideshow...

Hi Voices of Youth This is just a short note to let you all know that this week we'll be sharing news and coverage of various UN General Assembly events that are of importance to youth. So make sure that you keep checking in and feel free to share any comments on questions with us. Many of the UNGA events can be streamed on UN TV here. And don't forget, tomorrow the big Climate Summit is happening so follow the hashtag #climate2014 to see what everyone has to say, and make...


Gender-Based Violence in Europe

Posted July 14, 2014 Avatar Jessica Owens

Avatar Jessica Owens View Profile
Member since June 25, 2014
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 23

As a young woman in Ireland, it is discouraged to stand up against sexist/sexual jokes, even if they normalize and minimize the severity of rape, thus perpetuating the rape culture. Though there is more awareness in Ireland on the issue of Gender-Based Violence, society still chooses to treat the issue as if it only affects lower-class or ethnic women. This could explain why there is a lack of reporting, and a lack of convictions. The patriarchal ideology which exists across the wo...


A Nation's Elusive Unity

Posted July 2, 2014 no picture enenim

no picture enenim View Profile
Member since September 9, 2013
  • 7 Posts

“One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity,” the words of the last line of the first stanza of our national anthem. Sadly, I do no think ours is a nation where freedom abounds, and neither are we living (or have we ever lived) in peace and unity. At best we have only tolerated one another, each group of persons waiting for the perfect time to attack the other group, most times over issues that are both myopic and unreasonable. Over the years we keep chasing shadows, changing slogans (as...


Youths in Post 2015 Development Agenda in Morocco

Posted June 9, 2014 Avatar Abdul Mufeez Shaheed

Avatar Abdul Mufeez Shaheed View Profile
Member since June 9, 2014
  • 1 Post
  • 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...


Our Environment is the Future

Posted June 3, 2014 no picture Hanna G.

no picture Hanna G. View Profile
Member since May 30, 2014
  • 2 Posts

World Environment Day Environment is the sum total of what is around something or someone. It includes living things and natural forces. The environment of living things provide conditions for development and growth, as well as of danger and damage. It's everything that makes up our surroundings and affects our ability to live on the earth—the air we breathe, the water that covers most of the earth's surface, the plants and animals around us, and much more. World Environmen...


Let us breathe

Posted June 3, 2014 no picture Meron

no picture Meron View Profile
Member since May 29, 2014
  • 2 Posts

World Environment Day is the United Nations principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It is celebrated every year on June 5th to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and planet earth. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. T...


There is so much pegged on 2015

Posted April 27, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba View Profile
Member since November 8, 2013
  • 23 Posts

I recently realized how significant the year 2015 will be for this world. There is so much pegged on it, most of which is on how the world will focus its development agenda for the coming decade or so. In a moment I will break it down to you, but I am very sure you have a slight idea of what it is I am aiming at. Even if you are new to the development world, or your focus is not as global; I am confident you have mentioned some of these agendas under discussion. Millennium Developm...


If I was Ban Ki-moon for a month.

Posted February 10, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba View Profile
Member since November 8, 2013
  • 23 Posts

If I was Ban for a month, my key priorities would be to eradicate global hunger and extreme poverty, end all brutal killings associated with power and politics and then hold dialogue with terrorists; try and understand what their deal is and find a way of ending their unacceptable behaviors. So if suddenly I found myself at the helm of the United Nations with all the power and influence that come with being the UNSG (United Nations Secretary General), I would make sure the above me...


Power of Poetry--War

Posted January 29, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

no picture Kriyana Reddy View Profile
Member since June 25, 2013
  • 36 Posts

Poetry is a powerful form of communication and expression. In fact, the very foundation of poetry is based on emotion and sentiment which seeks to make itself universal in its plight, understood by everyone. If there is one thing that every person in every generation can understand, it is war. I decided to use poetry to convey the thoughts of the greats about war. Enjoy! Nefarious War--Li Po (c. 750) Last year we fought by the head-stream of the So-Kan, This year we are fight...


show more