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#UNSLCD Conference Day 1 - Voices of Youth

Posted March 3, 2014 no picture Jenna Darling

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Voices of Youth is a space for youth to read and see about specific issues, as well as provide their opinion or address issues throughout the world to the public. Every day we see an issue that really affects us within our own community. However, someone somewhere else doesn’t see the same thing, as they are seeing something else. This is the point of the Voices of Youth, for us to connect and share problems throughout the world.


Why did Michael Jackson change his skin colour?

Posted March 1, 2014 no picture aarthi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Why Michael Jackson changed his skin colour? It has always been a mystery to me why Michael Jackson, King of Pop, changed his skin from black to white. Some people say it may have been due to a disease called vitilgo which cause white splotches on skin. But a lot of people suspect that it is due to one cause which exists even today: RACISM. Michael Jackson, an American actor, businessman, dancer, producer, singer and philanthropist, was said to have surpassed even Elvis Presl...


Day 1: #UNSLCD (15:00)

Posted February 28, 2014 no picture Josh_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Voting has been complete! Andres & Kelly have been elected Chairperson and Vice Chairperson respectively. Facilitators, Discussion Monitors, and Sub-theme editors are being appointed, and the final touches are being made for the Video conference on Monday, March 3, 2014. Use #UNSLCD on Twitter and follow @VoicesOfYouth. Also, add "UNSLCD" on SnapChat for constant updates throughout the day!


#UNSLCD Conference Day 1 - Subthemes

Posted February 28, 2014 no picture Jenna Darling

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The presentation for the sub-theme, "Sustainable Development" is good in acknowledging present day ways we can educate people universally on this topic. For example, through media. Commercials, advertisments, and popular websites that allow users to create pages or blogs furthers that idea. The sub-theme of Food Security recognize that the solution is not giving the people the food but to give them the ability to produce it themselves and to promote to not waste food.


Day 1: #UNSLCD (Lunch)

Posted February 28, 2014 no picture Josh_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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We're halfway through the day and currently taking the lunch break. All five groups are putting the finishing touches on the Google Doc., and the students are preparing to present each group's resolutions. The final drafts of each resolution will be completed by the end of the day! Use #UNSLCD on Twitter and follow @VoicesOfYouth. Also, add "UNSLCD" on SnapChat for constant updates throughout the day!


Day 1: #UNSLCD

Posted February 28, 2014 no picture Josh_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Day 1 is underway! The United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development has begun! Introductions by the Student Leaders is complete. Opening remarks by Global Education Motivator's Wayne Jacoby regarding Monday's video-coference are currently taking place. Updates will be posted every hour throughout today's Student Leader meeting. Use #UNSLCD on Twitter and follow @VoicesOfYouth. Also, add "UNSLCD" on SnapChat for constant updates throughout the day!


Kerosene to light your world??

Posted February 28, 2014 no picture Charishma_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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In India, three hundred million people, about a fourth of the total population, live without access to sufficient electricity. Over one hundred thousand villages are yet to be electrified, and even the so-called electrified villages, have up to ten hours of power cuts or more every day. Villagers are forced to resort to other, cruder forms of power to light their homes after dark such as kerosene lamps. The government produces 12 billion liters of kerosene annually; however 5 billi...


From a child labourer to child right activists: om prakash gurjar

Posted February 27, 2014 no picture ashwini_GEMconnect_Chennai_India

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om prakash gurjar is a child's right activists in India who is known for winning the International Children's Peace Prize for his work in fighting for and promoting the right to education of children. His work involves the establishment of numerous bal mitra grams (child friendly villages) all over the country to shelter the children who are freed from harsh child labor. Having gone through a very different situation himself when he was 5, being a victim of child servitude, has ded...


Beauty Is Just Skin Deep

Posted February 27, 2014 Avatar Vijay_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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One day, when I went to the vegetable market with my mom, I was really appalled when I found many vegetables and fruits which were absolutely fine to be consumed being thrown away, considering only fact that their skin had some blemishes. Most of the people in the world throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible – but because it doesn’t look appealing. One Third of the world’s food is wasted, which is simply unacceptable. The underlying reasons for food...


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