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The recent My World 2015 Survey

MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people’s voices, priorities and views; so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the new development agenda for the world. Through creative online and offline methods, MY World asks individuals which six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives. The sixteen issues have been built up from the priorities expressed by…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 12, 2014 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

India's Mars Mission and Developmental Priorities by Engr. Perry Ndubuisi Idejiora-Kalu

India's first Mars mission. Space programs are indeed a thing of pride for the 21st century. But there are strategic questions, chief among these is, what type of Space Programs? For Developing countries, Space Programs should reflect developmental needs, ie. if governments intend spending on space missions, which are usually expensive, let it be space missions that will have positive return effects to developmental needs, enabling space act as a…

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Added by Ndubuisi Idejiora-Kalu on November 5, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Tunisia’s Secular Parties: Reconciling Ideology with Political Reality

Reports on Tunisian secularism prepared by foreign researchers often reference the Tunisian leaders of the nationalist movement, and Habib Bourguiba in particular, who were influenced by the French vision of secularism as articulated in the 1905 French law. This law enacted the separation of religion and the state in France, a concept that was included in the French constitution of 1946 and later in the 1958 draft constitution. Influenced by the French experience, this vision was considered…

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Added by Montassar Anas Jemmali on November 8, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

SynergY by Chapter United Arab Emirates Supports Dubai Cares Walk for Education 2013 -Simran Vedvyas

SynergY the Youth Group initiative of Chapter United Arab Emirates by Simran Vedvyas-Supports Dubai Cares Walk for Education 2013

Dubai Cares and its initiatives are supporting millions worldwide by their support to Education.…

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Added by SIMRAN VEDVYAS on March 8, 2013 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

16th MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES ( COP16 )

The CITES wildlife summit is ongoing in Bangkok from 3rd to the 14th of March.  CITES  which is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international agreement between governments which aims to ensure survival of species by preventing their decimation or extinction  by regulating international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants .

Ivory trade is one of the major causes for concern as the demand…

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Added by Kehkashan Basu on March 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

World Leaders Must Do More For Women

The CEO of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), Raphael Godlove Ahenu Jr, has called on world leaders to put in place prudent interventions to get more than one billion in the world today, the great majority of whom are women, live in unacceptable conditions of poverty, mostly in the developing countries out of poverty.

In a statement to mark this year's International Women's Day , in Sunyani, Mr. Ahenu Jr. said even though Women are the backbone of the rural economy,…

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Added by Raphael Godlove Ahenu on March 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Beyond MDG Framework: Exploring the Potentials of Youths And Children - Willice Onyango, Chairperson, IYC Kenya

 

 

The third meeting of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons took place in Monrovia between all members of the HLP and seventy CSO representatives. The meeting took the format of a "town hall" event, where CSO members together with grassroots representatives shared evidence,…

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Added by Fiyinfoluwa Elegbede on February 2, 2013 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

DRAFT NATIONAL YOUTH DOCUMENT ON THE MDGs POST 2015 AGENDA

Background

The United Nations General Assembly in September 2000 made a Declaration to reduce extreme poverty and its various manifestations. 189 countries agreed to pursue a set of 8 internationally enlisted development goals referred to as the Millennium…

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Added by Promise Ozuzzu on January 13, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments

World Future Energy Summit - a report

The World Future Energy Summit 2013 was a much bigger event than the one held a year earlier.

The opening ceremony of WFES2013 saw eminent speakers such as the French President , the Argentinian President and Queen Rania of Jordan who all spoke eloquently on the theme.

The venue also hosted the International Water Summit which , too , I attended. Several workshops on alternate energy were organized to showcase the technological advancements in this…

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Added by Kehkashan Basu on January 27, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Climate Change and The Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Climate Change is real. Whether or not you agree that human civilization is contributing to the warming of the Earth, there is really no disputing that we are facing a changing environment. We must meet this shared challenge.

 

The planet is …

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Added by Jamie Ansorge on November 8, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

"Connect the dots" by 350.org in Moscow, Russia

Have you ever heard about 350.org and their famous actions??

Today Moscow Climate Change Team participated in one of such kind of actions.

Today is 5th of May 2012 -> Global Action Day by 350.org "Connect the Dots"

Here is our photos:…



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Added by Alina Bezhenar on May 5, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

The Power of the Youth & Volunteerism

The power of Youth & Volunteerism: The spirit that makes a difference!

                                                                                                            By Syed Mahmood Kazmi

I am a youth amongst almost 67 % of whole Pakistani population. So I will surely focus my blog about youth. In my point of view Youth are like the running water that can tore any hard rock coming its way. Youth are a supremacy…

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Added by Syed Mehmood Hussain Shah kazmi on April 13, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

First Blog Post! A Silent Epidemic: Malnutrition

Since this my blog first post ever, I feel it would be best to start with an anecdote. 



This past summer, I spent a few weeks in August in an AIDS clinic not to far outside San Jose, Costa Rica. As a student of public health, my goal was to explore a world of medicine unfamiliar to me where I would be completely out of my element. I have always been interested in global issues regarding health, particularly those of the third world. Last year I worked in a…

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Added by Eva Lana Reichenberg on February 21, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments

the Global Arena

Yesterday, Sam Richards of World in Conversation at PennState used the term “global arena with the youth moderators.  I often use “global stage” (probably because of my theatre background), but this idea of an arena intrigued me.

Because Sam is right: we do not exist on a stage where we perform for one another, we exist in a competitive and collaborative world in which we must find ways to build teams in order to ensure our survival.  Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon today spoke about…

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Added by Olivia Harris on December 11, 2011 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Moderating Theme I: How Does Cultural Diversity Matter to Development? The Missing Link

Last Friday, December 10, 2011, I had the pleasure of moderating for the youth preparatory event where we aimed to compose 2 final messages for each theme. These messages will be presented to the heads of state at conference. 

Theme 1: How Does Cultural Diversity Matter to…

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Added by Nicole Andrea Rapista on December 13, 2011 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Sharing Ideas and Excitement

By far the most exciting part of the UNAOC Forum and in particular the Youth Event is that we will be collaboratively generating concrete ideas for involving youth in development.  In an increasingly global world, it is still so rare to get to interact with other youth leaders to develop goals and then work together towards achieving them.  For four hours tomorrow and three days after that, I will have the brains and heart of twenty other young people committed to making a positive…

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Added by Olivia Harris on December 9, 2011 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

Be a part of IYCB team to observe World Food Day, 2011 with ActionAid Bangladesh.

'Up with Justice, Down with Hunger.'



16th October, 2011 is WORLD FOOD DAY (WFD). So, ACTIONAID ACTIVISTA & International Youth Council Bangladesh (IYCB) is coming together to spread awareness and contribute to the importance of World Food Day (WFD). Together we work for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set up by the United Nations.On WFD ACTIVISTA and IYCB are uniting to raise their voice against such injustice. It’s a chance for you to be a part of this International…

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Added by joynul abedin on October 1, 2011 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Floods in Pakistan & IYC-Pakistan

Summary

Victims of last year’s floods have been hit yet again with another catastrophe as livelihoods and homes have been destroyed in torrential rainfall on-going since August 2011. Approximately 5.3 million people are affected, of which half are…

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Added by Naseem Khan Achakzai on September 22, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Official Youth Delegate Declaration

Official Youth Delegates Declaration
No decisions about us, without us…
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Added by Esperanza Garcia on June 6, 2011 at 2:45am — 4 Comments

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