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UNICEF: Millions of Adolescents Falling Behind, Especially in Africa

By at April 25, 2012 | 9:20 am

UNICEF: Millions of Adolescents Falling Behind, Especially in Africa

(UNICEF) During past 20 years, adolescents have benefited from progress in education and public health. Yet the needs of many adolescents are neglected with more than 1 million losing their lives each year and tens of millions more missing out on education, says a new UNICEF report released April 25. The report, for example, identifies sub-Saharan Africa as the most more...

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WORLD BANK: World Development Indicators 2012 Released

By at April 19, 2012 | 9:40 am

WORLD BANK: World Development Indicators 2012 Released

(World Bank) The 2012 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI), released today, includes updated data on global development, the quality of people's lives, the environment, the economy, the functioning of states and markets, and global links - how actions in one part o f the world affect people elsewhere. Alongside the WDI and the latest update to the on-line more...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Provide Safe Water, Agriculture Training

By at March 22, 2012 | 2:22 pm

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Provide Safe Water, Agriculture Training

(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Water Day on March 22, which is recognized annually as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day 2012 was coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Each year, more...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Bringing Attention to Connection Between Water, Food Security

By at March 22, 2012 | 9:39 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Bringing Attention to Connection Between Water, Food Security

(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Water Day on March 22 – which is recognized annually as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day 2012 was coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. An international more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Empower Women Through Education, Opportunity

By at March 8, 2012 | 3:30 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Empower Women Through Education, Opportunity

(MissionNewswire) International Women’s Day—created by the United Nations and celebrated by organizations and countries around the globe—is observed each year on March 8. According to the United Nations, “it is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or more...

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UNICEF Releases 2012 State of the World’s Children report, Focusing on Urban Children

By at February 28, 2012 | 12:51 pm

UNICEF Releases 2012 State of the World’s Children report, Focusing on Urban Children

(UNICEF) The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history. UNICEF’s annual flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children 2012 (SOWC), says that almost half the world’s children now live in urban areas, and it’s calling for greater emphasis on identifying and meeting their needs. “We’re approaching some sort of tipping point. more...

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GLOBAL: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

By at February 28, 2012 | 10:17 am

GLOBAL: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

(UN / IRIN) The global anti-poverty movement has added a new tool to its arsenal with the launch of an index that measures women’s empowerment in agriculture. “Agriculture is the most effective way to drive inclusive economic growth of the poorest communities”, which too often include women and children, said Sara Immenschuh of the International Food Policy more...

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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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