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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://...


Attainable Food Security

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Josh_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Food Security is a huge problem that is plaguing the world. Globally, about 870 million people are estimated to be undernourished. Additionally, one in six children in developing countries are underweight. Without proper nourishment, children’s growth can be stunted, and it will result in many more issues as the children enter their adult age. The biggest issue is not providing people with food, but having countries develop food on their own. Some areas in African countries d...


Fresh Water For All

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Kelly_GEMConnect_StJoseph_UnitedStates

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http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24049800 In September of this year, there was a recent life changing discovery in Africa. In the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya, a large supply of water had been detected. This pool of water is indeed clean, and can supply the country for nearly 70 years. This discovery was made thanks to scientific research of the area by use of satellite and radar. With clean water, this area will grow agriculturally, and economically. This reg...


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...


We have the power

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture LaQuay Brown

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It has been proven that many people around the globe are faced with being bullied and discriminated due to their cultural beliefs or ethnic background. Main reason for this discrimination is because youth are not educated enough on cultures that are not their own. Global citizenship acknowledges that we have the power as individuals to change things and to choose how we behave. As global citizens we should embrace their cultures and learn their way of living. It may help to better...


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...


Energy Development Improvements in Nepal

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Alexis H.

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Renewable energy sources are being developed and promoted by the Rural Energy Development Programme, especially in Nepal. Such improvements include small hydropower and solar heating systems that provide reliable, low-cost electricity to large rural communities. Since 1996, electricity has been brought for the first time to almost half a million people in Nepal by the almost 400 micro-hydro power plants. These improvements have led to the creation of new businesses and increased ru...


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