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UNITED NATIONS: Working Together to Eradicate Poverty

By at February 1, 2012 | 10:57 am

UNITED NATIONS: Working Together to Eradicate Poverty

(UNITED NATIONS) Poverty eradication, youth unemployment and socially inclusive policies will be the main focus of the 50th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, which kicked off today at UN Headquarters in New York. For the next 10 days, the Commission will hold a series of panels and discussions on how to shape effective policies for the more...

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UNICEF: In Conflict and Crisis, Children with Disabilities Must Not be Forgotten

By at January 24, 2012 | 9:33 am

UNICEF: In Conflict and Crisis, Children with Disabilities Must Not be Forgotten

(UNICEF) Children with disabilities must not be forgotten during crises and conflict, UNICEF said at an international conference. The experience of children with disabilities in general is often one of marginalization and disempowerment. In times of crisis, children with disabilities and their families become even more vulnerable. Their needs are often overlooked and more...

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(IRIN) GLOBAL: Fighting for the Rights of Child Soldiers

By at January 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

(IRIN) GLOBAL: Fighting for the Rights of Child Soldiers

(IRIN) - At the end of November 2011, Somalia and the Central African Republic became the latest countries to commit to end the use of child soldiers – a move seen as “encouraging” by the UN, albeit with the proviso that the situation in both countries remains volatile.All sides to the Somali conflict have reportedly been recruiting children. An official more...

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GLOBAL: UNICEF Calls for Children with Disabilities to be Included in All Development

By at December 3, 2011 | 11:17 am

GLOBAL: UNICEF Calls for Children with Disabilities to be Included in All Development

(UNICEF) Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UNICEF today called on the global development community to focus greater attention and investment in helping children and young people with disabilities to realize their rights, and renewed the call for universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “Children more...

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GLOBAL: World Aids Day 2012

By at December 1, 2011 | 10:53 am

GLOBAL: World Aids Day 2012

(United Nations) As the world heads into the fourth decade of AIDS, it is finally in a position to end the epidemic, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, leading a chorus of United Nations officials in calling for the political will, investments and determination to reach this goal. “Momentum is on our side. Let us use it to end AIDS – once and for all,” more...

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UNICEF: Study Provides New Insight Into How Poverty Affects Children

By at November 22, 2011 | 7:22 am

UNICEF: Study Provides New Insight Into How Poverty Affects Children

(UNICEF) A new UNICEF study analysing child poverty in East Asia and the Pacific emphasizes that poverty affects children in vastly different ways than adults. As a result, policy makers need to look beyond family income indicators to gain a more complete picture of poverty and the deprivations children face. The study entitled Child Poverty in East Asia and the more...

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UN REPORT: World’s Youth Facing Worsening Jobs Crisis

By at October 19, 2011 | 4:59 pm

UN REPORT: World’s Youth Facing Worsening Jobs Crisis

(United Nations) A new report by the United Nations labor agency warns of a youth jobs crisis in both developed and developing countries, with young people aged 15 to 24 finding it increasingly difficult to obtain decent employment and future prospects are dim. As it released its Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 Update, the International Labor Organization more...

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GLOBAL: United Nations Marks International Literacy Day, Says Literacy Key to Fighting Poverty and Disease

By at September 8, 2011 | 10:25 am

GLOBAL: United Nations Marks International Literacy Day, Says Literacy Key to Fighting Poverty and Disease

(United Nations) With nearly 800 million people unable to read or write, the United Nations today marked International Literacy Day with a warning that illiteracy undermines efforts to eliminate a host of social ills such as poverty and sickness and threatens the very stability of nations. “The costs are enormous,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a more...

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GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

By at July 12, 2011 | 2:25 pm

GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

(MissionNewswire) In many of the world’s poorest countries – where hunger and hopelessness is a daily reality for so many children – providing life-saving meals and educational opportunities is hampered by threats of violence. Security is one of the top concerns for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate schools in places where there would otherwise more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions, Fordham University Study to Identify Best Practices for Vocational Schools

By at June 7, 2011 | 12:11 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions, Fordham University Study to Identify Best Practices for Vocational Schools

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has teamed up with students and professors from Fordham University to carry out a multi-country study to identify “best practices” at Salesian technical vocational training schools around the globe. The Salesians are widely regarded as the largest single provider of technical vocational training in the world. Don Bosco – the more...

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