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Making Your Voice Count for slum Dwellers (World Habitat Day 2014 “Voices from the Slums”)

Publicado 15 de octubre de 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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The United Nations designated every first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter and habitation. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. World Habitat Day was established in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40...


You can't fight pain with pain, don't let it define you

Publicado 12 de octubre de 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Hello! I am so sorry as I have been absent from VOY for a month. This being due to very hard times right now. I needed to gather myself in order to do my best and I'm back and ready. Due to all the things going on right now I've learned many things. The main one is that you can't fight pain with pain. We've all gone through many hard things, maybe many of you are in my situation in which you life has turned upside down. Life is a world of pain for everybody "...


International Day of the Girl Child: #EndTheSilence

Publicado 11 de octubre de 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

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Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. Five months ago, nearly 300 Nigerian girls were abducted from their dormitories in a school in the northeastern town of Chibok. Boko Haram, a terrorist group affiliated with Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the abduction and said they sold the girls as child brides. Today, most of the girls are still in captivity and global cries to help them are intermittent at best. We must not lose momentum. Every year, 150 million adolescent...


Youths Take Action Against Human Trafficking

Publicado 3 de octubre de 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Youths are seen often as a shallow age group concerned mainly with things that benefit them. Far from this stereotypical idea of selfishness, youths worldwide including my country have contributed to many causes that we feel passionately about. In 2011, a group of youths banded together to combat the issue of human trafficking. It’s easy to dismiss an issue if you have managed to convince yourself that it doesn’t concern you. Case in point: the modern-day version of slavery...


Waking Up To Water Issues

Publicado 29 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Children's Radio Foundation

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Mbali is part of a CRF young reporters group that won an award for their radio feature about water and sanitation. The prize won her a trip to Sweden to attend the Water and Energy Conference there. She tells us about her experience.


What matters to youth in Algeria

Publicado 28 de septiembre de 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Youth are the hope of every country, they represent a major power. If we could use this power for the good of the country, I assure you that the future will be such a great one. But if we try to create obstacles and to prohibit those youth from building their country, I can say we won’t get anything, we will be like someone who is playing with the fire! I guess if the leaders of a country don't try to encourage youth, these leaders must expect a disaster in the future. They w...


SO THERE'S CLIMATE CHANGE, WHAT NEXT?

Publicado 23 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Andrew Jikanza - VOY - Zambia

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SO THERE’S CLIMATE CHANGE, WHAT NEXT? When I ask people questions regarding climate change I receive many answers; but most of them go along these lines: "it is God who made the Earth he obviously has a plan," or "the earth is probably just changing to prepare us for evolution". Whatever the case Earth is our home and it is our responsibility to maintain it. When dealing with a problem we often need to first identify the problem; in this case the problem is climate change. Climate...


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...


On Gender Equality and Sexual Violence: HeForShe Special Event co-hosted by Emma Watson

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On September 20th, British Actress Emma Watson stepped into her role as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, co-hosting the launch event for their new solidarity movement, the "HeForShe Campaign".

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On September 20th, British Actress Emma Watson stepped into her role as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, co-hosting the launch event for their new solidarity movement, the "HeForShe Campaign". Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women, proudly unveiled HeForShe as an essential tool, to mobilize a vast and far-reaching movement to support men and boys to become advocates for gender equality. Joining her on this momentous occasio...


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