Thursday, 17 August 2017

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Holiday season peak in FGM “cutting season”

Holiday season peak in FGM “cutting season”

14.8.2017 - July, August and September means “cutting season” for many girls around the world, when the break from school means they have time to undergo, and recover from, Female Genital Mutilation, known as FGM. Though there is little formally collected data, experts say that FGM is commonly practiced during the... Read more

Alternatives needed for migrant smugglers

Alternatives needed for migrant smugglers

  10.8.2017 – For centuries a hub of international trade in gold and salt, and later a site for desert tourism, th... Read more

Despite achievements, vast challenges remain for indigenous peoples

Despite achievements, vast challenges remain for indigenous …

  9 August 2017 – Indigenous peoples today face even greater struggles and rights violations than they did te... Read more

Bringing solidarity to an earthquake-struck village

Bringing solidarity to an earthquake-struck village

UN Communications Officer for Italy, Fabio Graziosi has been working for the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRI... Read more

The UN is more effective in preventing wars than many experts think

The UN is more effective in preventing wars than many expert…

  The United Nations was founded in 1945 in order to prevent conflict and to maintain world peace. But over t... Read more

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, according to UNESCO

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, accor…

4 August 2017 – Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy. ... Read more

Innovative solutions to combat “e-waste” are emerging

Innovative solutions to combat “e-waste” are emerging

2 August 2017 - As digital and tech devices become more available worldwide, their responsible disposal is becomi... Read more

Millennials must prepare for a lifetime of learning

Millennials must prepare for a lifetime of learning

  31 July 2017 – One in three people in the world was born between 1980 and 2000, and most of these millennia... Read more

Human trafficking is both big business and a serious crime

Human trafficking is both big business and a serious crime

  30 July 2017 – Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin,... Read more

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International Youth Day, 12 August

International Youth Day, 12 August 2017, Digital Card

"Youth Building Peace"International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.

“Together - Respect, safety and dignity for all”

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The campaign highlights the economic, cultural and social contributions that migrants and refugees make to countries of origin, transit and destination. It also counters some misinformation and misperceptions.

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