Name: Milisuthando Bongela Age: I’ll be 28 on 30 April 2013 Location: Johannesburg, South Africa According to your business card – what’s your job title? That’s a good question, I designed my business card to include all the various things I do! But over time, have realized it’s best to keep it short and sweet – A blogger, entrepreneur and trend consultant. And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? When I was 10 I...


Back to school, for Syrian refugee children

Posted February 28, 2013 no picture Toby Fricker

ZA'ATARI, Jordan, 27 February 2013 – It’s back to school for thousands of Syrian children at Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan. “I am more than happy to return to school and study. I love my teachers, my classes – and I really love my studies and the girls in my class,” said Arwa, a Syrian refugee child at the camp, with a joyful smile, on her return to school. School closed for break, open for shelter The school at the Za’atari refugee camp was closed for three weeks fol...


On 15 February 2013, the newly appointed UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, was sworn in at the UN headquarters. A native of Jordan, the 29-year-old Alehndawi comes to this position with extensive experience working on youth issues at the local, regional and international level. On his second day in this new position, Mr. Alehndawi spoke with UNICEF’s podcast moderator Femi Oke about his role and the post-2015 development agenda. To listen to the podcast, please click...


Crisis en Siria: 2 millones de niños en riesgo

Posted February 13, 2013 no picture UNICEF Espana

La crisis de Siria afecta ya a 4 millones de personas, la mitad niños y adolescentes. Más de 2 millones de personas se han visto obligadas a desplazarse dentro del propio país y el número de refugiados registrados, 670.000 en estos momentos, en los países vecinos de Jordania, Líbano, Iraq, Turquía y Egipto sigue creciendo. A lo largo de estos meses de conflicto los niños han sufrido directamente el impacto de la crisis. Algunos han sido usados en el conflicto y muchos han sido víctimas...


In order to make indigenous adolescents knowledgeable on issues important to them and to support their active participation in decision-making processes to secure their rights, UNICEF has – in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus – developed an adolescent-friendly version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) that targets 13- to 18-year-old children. The a...


Información desde Amán (Jordania): mediante una serie de preguntas y respuestas, el asesor regional para situaciones de emergencia de UNICEF, Bastien Vigneau, describe lo que ha visto en Tartus (República Árabe Siria), así como sobre la labor de UNICEF allí y todo lo que queda por hacer. AMÁN, Jordania, 25 de enero de 2013. Hablamos con el asesor regional para situaciones de emergencia de UNICEF, Bastien Vigneau, durante su misión en Tartus, una importante ciudad portuaria de la Repúbli...


Recently, a group of students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, who had learned about the tragic events in Pakistan that had left 14-year old Malala severely wounded, wrote to The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative expressing their solidarity, outrage and passion for education. To read about these girls and their thoughts on education, please click here!


Ce lundi 4 février 2013 est célébrée la Journée mondiale contre le cancer. Pour son édition de cette année¸ l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et l’Union Internationale Contre le Cancer (UICC) ont décidé de mettre l’accent sur les idées fausses qui circulent autour de cette maladie ; d’où le thème "Cancer : peurs, préjugés et idées reçues". Ce thème, illustré par la question "Cancer – Vous saviez ?", « est l’occasion de réfléchir aux réelles conséquenc...


ONE BILLION RISING

Posted February 6, 2013 no picture Patrick S

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY. ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity...


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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 info@voicesofyouth.org. 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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