Bringing you the news from the General Assembly

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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...


Mixed feelings for Gaza’s children as they return to a new school year

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The sight of schoolchildren filing into classrooms across Gaza last week was a welcome sign that in one respect at least, life in the territory is returning to some kind of normality after a traumatic summer of conflict and bloodshed. Pupils at the privately-run American International School in Gaza were back in class a week before the new academic year even began. Staff said they wanted to find a way of helping the children get back into a routine as soon as possible, so that...


Digital Media & Child Rights - 2014 Day of General Discussion

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How many children around the world use the internet and mobile phones? How are children using social media? What are the risks to children using digital tools? What are the opportunities for improving access to information and education? The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child tells the world the rights that ALL children have. But the Convention came about in 1989 - long before the internet became available to everyone; long before nearly everyone had a mobile phon...


Words of wisdom - from around the globe

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Grace: 长江后浪推前浪, 一代更比一代强 (Chinese) As in a river, the energy and vigor of the new generation excels the last one. Each generation will excel and surpass the last. 种一棵树的最佳时机是20年前,次佳时机是现在 (Chinese) The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is right now. Chris: Ndovu wawili wakisongana ziumiazo ni nyika. (Kiswahili) When two elephants fight, it is the grass th...


Ayúdanos a cuidar el medio ambiente: creemos juntos un mapa digital

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¿Te encuentras con montañas de basura cuando caminas cada día por la calle? ¿Respiras el aire contaminado de tu ciudad? Si crees que hay que poner fin al deterioro de nuestro planeta, suma tu voz y ayúdanos a crear un mapa global sobre los desafíos y los cambios que afectan a nuestro medio ambiente. El próximo 23 de septiembre de 2014, el Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas Ban Ki-moon reunirá a dirigentes de gobiernos, instituciones financieras, empresas y so...


International Youth Day 2014 - Mental Health Matters

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Happy International Youth Day everyone! Thank you for making VOY the amazing, inspiring, dynamic online community that it is. It would not be possible without your efforts. But today is not just for celebrating the amazing power of youth, it is also an important opportunity to highlight the challenges. This year's theme for Youth Day is around the mental health of young people. Mental health issues are often not talked about or stigmatized, leaving them untreated an...


We need you to help us map your environment

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UPDATE 11 September: We're looking for more mappers to bring child & youth voices to the Climate Summit. To apply submit this form. Do you walk by a pile of garbage every day on the street? Do you breathe the polluted air of your city? If you believe that we should put an end to the deterioration of our planet, make your voice heard. Help us create a global map on the challenges and positive changes that impact our environment. On 23 September 2014, the UN Secre...


Quiz: How much do you know about HIV and AIDS?

Posted July 22, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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1. What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? A. AIDS is caused by HIV. B. HIV is caused by AIDS. C. They are the same thing. 2. HIV can be transmitted before symptoms occur and before AIDS develops. How long can the onset of AIDS take? A. 6 months B. 5 years C. Up to 10-15 years 3. Which of the following does NOT transmit HIV? A. Unprotected sex with an HIV+ person B. Mosquitoes who fed on an HIV+ person C. An untreated HIV+ mom breastfe...


The OneMinutesJr. video challenge

Posted July 21, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Calling all budding young filmmakers! What do Child Rights mean to you? Tell us in a 60 second video! As the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child approaches in November 2014, we want to hear from you. From declining infant mortality to rising school enrollment, more children are realizing their basic rights. But this historic milestone must also serve as an urgent reminder that there’s still a long road ahead. Too many children still don’t enjo...


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