Please tell us your name: Francisco Iturralde. And your age: 20 years old. Where are you originally from and where do you currently live?: I was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador and I am currently living in NYC. According to your business card – what’s your job title? I’m a full time athlete and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor. And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? I’m pretty sure I wanted to be a superhero, so fighting for livin...


Posted April 16, 2013 Avatar Etienne

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After more than two years of conflict and more than 70,000 deaths, including thousands of children … After more than five million people have been forced to leave their homes, including over a million refugees living in severely stressed neighbouring countries … After so many families torn apart and communities razed, schools and hospitals wrecked and water systems ruined … After all this, there still seems an insufficient sense of urgency among the governments and parties that could pu...

¿Mil días hasta que?

Posted April 5, 2013 no picture KateVOY

La última cuenta regresiva de mil días que se destaca en mi memoria es la cuenta regresiva al mundial de fútbol 2010 en Sudáfrica. Si bien 1000 días son casi tres años, todos estuvieron muy excitados y entusiasmados – pantallas especiales de cuentas regresivas fueron instaladas en todos los aeropuertos y juntos vimos el numero disminuir. El cuatro de abril marca una fecha de 1000 días bien diferente – quedan 1000 días hasta la fecha límite para cumplir los Objetivos de Desarrollo d...

A thousand days until what?

Posted April 4, 2013 no picture KateVOY

The last ‘1000 day observation’ that really stands out in my memory is the countdown to the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa. Even though 1000 days translated to almost 3 years everyone was incredibly excited – special countdown screens were placed at all the airports and we all watched the number go down. Today marks a different kind of 1000 day mark – until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In the year 2000 the world came together to envision a bett...

Name: Bhamini Vaidialingam Age: 25 Location: New York According to your business card – what’s your job title? Research Assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? I wanted to be a doctor when I was little. Now, I do Bio medical Research (Structural Biology) and study the atomic structures of proteins that play a crucial role in cell growth and metabolism. These proteins are typically drug targets...

Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards UNICEF Challenge

Posted March 12, 2013 Avatar Etienne

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For the first time ever, Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards has partnered up with UNICEF to give YOU the opportunity to implement active change in YOUR community. The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards UNICEF Challenge is looking to provide three youth led projects with grants to support the implementation of innovative initiatives. First prize receives $40,000. Second prize receives $30,000. Lastly, the audience award-winning project receives $20,000. All Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards UNICEF Ch...

NEW YORK, United States of America, 12 March 2013 – For the past two years, the world has seen crisis explode in the Syrian Arab Republic. Twenty-four months of chaos and conflict have cost the country thousands of lives, many of them children. The wait for a political solution seems never-ending. It’s a wait that has torn a country apart and placed it on the verge of losing a generation to violence. A lost generation? “Millions of children inside Syria and across the region are witness...

NEW YORK, United States of America, 8 March 2013 – The United Nations is focusing on violence against women on this year’s International Women’s Day. A problem all of us need to address Violence against women is a major obstacle to development, and, unless its root causes are addressed, many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be met. Women’s rights are tied to every MDG. Violence is an issue that blights the futures of millions of women and girls, every day, all over...

Family Health Days bring Ugandans the routine medical care they need

Posted March 4, 2013 no picture Yusuf Atef and Anne Lydia Sekandi

KABAROLE, Uganda, 4 March 2013 – Priscilla Tusima, a mother of two, used to worry a lot about her children falling sick with diarrhoea, malaria and other diseases. As her family lives in a remote area in western Uganda, where health facilities are lacking, she found it hard to access basic medical care. With the introduction of Family Health Days, however, Priscilla and her family can now receive the care and attention they need. Providing integrated services UNICEF Uganda, in partnership w...

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  • Etienne

    Hi, my name is Etienne and I work for UNICEF in New York. I am the guy you have to write to if you have any questions, problems or other inquiries related to Voices of Youth. Just send me an Email to It is a joy to read all of your great articles. Keep them coming and together we will make this site a place where change happens!

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