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At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Angela Koranteng was an accomplished student with a special dream. At a time when few women were breaking the gender barrier in maledominated studies, Ms. Koranteng had her heart set on health...
French
At 11 p.m. on 2 January 2008, back from Nairobi, Kenya, an exhausted Ory Okolloh – a Johannesburg-based Kenyan lawyer in her thirties – posted the following message on her blog: “For the reconciliation process to occur at the local level the truth of...
French
Every week, in the Brong Ahafo Region — one of Ghana’s major food baskets — vehicles load up with men between 18 and 40 years old. Many, mostly the younger men, hope to reach Europe, while others head for more prosperous countries in Africa....
French
Mindful of the important contribution that young people can make to our understanding of the issues that concern them, in 2005 and 2006 UNICEF arranged for children and young people who had been trafficked while under 18 years of age, to be...
Fumani Mthembi, who runs a renewable energy producing company in South Africa, has no regrets about leaving her secure job in the middle of an economic recession to start her own business in 2009.
French
Seventy years ago, a revolutionary idea to change the landscape of a fragile multilateral scene was introduced. Establishing the United Nations was the necessary response for a world recovering from the devastation of two world wars. The idea was...
French
  • 18 Jun 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 2
Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking initiative designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. In this inaugural year, six young people – one from each global region – have been selected to receive...
Over the past 20 years, many commentators have argued that there is a crisis in young people’s civic and political engagement. This is because youth who are eligible to vote in national elections tend to do so less frequently than older generations....
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If unmarried youth had better reproductive health information and skills, their use of pregnancy termination could be reduced.
After years of persistent low levels, contraceptive prevalence in Bangladesh is beginning to rise, albeit slowly (figure 1). This occurs none too soon. Bangladesh, densely populated and poor, endures a population growth rate that is still quite high,...
I am glad to be given the opportunity to talk with young people about drugs, especially about the temptation to take addictive substances for fun or need, and the dis-illusion victims inevitably face – unable to overcome personal problems with a few...
Over the last few decades, Latin American societies have undergone structural and secular reforms that have caused far-reaching social fragmentation extending over many spheres of social life. It is therefore pertinent to ask whether this has...
Spanish
Mentioning security policies, young generations and globalization in the same breath might appear as an attempt to tar issues that are fundamentally different with the same brush. The reason these three issues have often been ‘lumped together’ is the...
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”1 This new development agenda propagates an all-of-society engagement and partnership as a main driver...
The youth population of Asia is in the midst of a remarkable transformation with enormous implications for the future of the region. Rapid population growth of the youth population is beginning to ease and to decline in China and other low fertility...
The crisis unleashed in 1981 has had a considerable effect on the work situation of young people and has exacerbated factors which had emerged before that time. The first discernible consequence is that young people are pushed towards the work market...
Spanish
In this article the author depicts in general terms the main directions taken by youth social movements in the history of Latin America in this century. He begins by sketching in the student, military and political movements in and around the 1920s,...
Spanish
Youth employment problems affect not only the welfare of young people themselves but also some key elements of socio-economic development in general. This article examines the circumstances, origins and consequences of these problems and reviews the...
Spanish
The greater openness to the outside world exhibited today by rural, peasant and indigenous groups is particularly notable among the young people in those populations, whose behavioural patterns, referents and expectations differ from those of...
Spanish
The European Union (EU) Aid Volunteers is an initiative that offers European citizens from the age of 18 the opportunity to get involved in humanitarian aid projects in the Global South. In particular, the EU Aid Volunteers programme offers:
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