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In advance of International Day of Happiness, join #TeamSmurfs in addressing climate change, end poverty, fight inequality and achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development!

Take the quiz and find out what action you can take at home, at school and in the office: [ Smallsmurfsbiggoals.com Link ]
#SmallSmurfsBigGoals #SDGs #GlobalGoals
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02/23/2017 at 15:17. Facebook
Have you ever thought of engaging in the United Nations (UN) but just didn't know where to start? The UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) is the formal UN General Assembly mandated self organised space for youth below 30 to contribute to and engage in certain intergovernmental and allied policy processes at the UN.

Its primary purpose is to engage young people and their...
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02/22/2017 at 17:03. Facebook
Inspiring stories! RecycleMe is a web platform created by Julio Guimaraes and Jimmy Villaverde Emategui from Paraguay that aims to use Sharing Economy to encourage recycling. Currently, the city of Asuncion has more than two million inhabitants with an average of 800 tonnes of garbage generated at home. And up to 45% of these wastes are recyclable. The idea behind the app is to connect people...
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02/21/2017 at 14:53. Facebook
Did you know that today, 65 years ago, students demonstrating to fight for their mother language were killed in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh?

International Mother Language Day was thus designated for member states "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world". This year the day is celebrated under the theme “Towards Sustainable...
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02/20/2017 at 17:02. Facebook
February 20 is World Day of Social Justice. Theme for 2017: "Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work”

In a report by Tổ chức Lao động Quốc tế - International Labour Organization, UN Peacebuilding, World Bank and United Nations Development Programme - UNDP, it highlights the positive impact employment programmes can have on peacebuilding.
The report also notes to...
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02/19/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
See how an United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) project in India is working to address inequalities and advancing citizens' awareness and micro-justice by improving local services provision to women and youth in disadvantaged communities in certain parts of India.
More: [ Bit.ly Link ] #UN4YOUTH #SDGs #GlobalGoals
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02/18/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
The theme for the 2017 International Essay Contest for Young People is " LEARNING FROM NATURE".
Organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, this annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think...
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On 15 February, in a lecture for students of Cairo University, Secretary-General António Guterres stressed the importance of the role youths play in addressing today's challenges in the world.

"I find my hope in the youth, because if one looks today in societies there is a trend for them to be closed on themselves, there is a trend for people to be more nationalistic, less and less open to...
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On visit to Cairo University, UN chief underlines importance of youth empowerment

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A new UNICEF film presenting the parallel stories of a young Syrian refugee and a World War II child refugee was released as a stark illustration of the challenges that refugee children and youths continue to face. Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in the...
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80 years apart, these two refugees have more in common than you’d think | UNICEF

These are the real stories of Harry and Ahmed, told in their own words. Though generations separate them, there are unsettling parallels between their horrif...

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Are you motivated to contribute to the mission of the United Nations in responding to some of the most challenging issues of our world today in the field of #crimeprevention, #justice and #humanrights?
The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of UNICRI – United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. As...
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“My father says that he wants me to grow up so that I’m not dependent on a man, and my mother feels the same way. That’s why I might not get married at all,” said Monika, 15, from Hatyahu, Nepal. She wants to be a doctor, and wants a #FutureNotFlowers.

This Valentines Day help her -- and the 37,000 girls under 18 who are forced to get married each day -- say #IDONT to child marriage.
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Today, 13 February, is World Radio Day. Do you know that this is the day United Nations Radio was established in 1946?
Radio reaches over 95% of the population worldwide. The global population has surpassed 7 billion with people under the age of 30 representing over half of this number. Given these statistics, it is worthwhile for broadcasters to do the math and start providing more...
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Are you looking for internship opportunities at the United Nations?
Are you enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. programme, or in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme?
Do you have excellent command of English or French?

The objective of the UN internship Programme is to give you a first-hand impression of...
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February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. According to a study conducted in 14 countries, the probability for female students of graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in science-related field are 18%, 8% and 2% respectively, while the percentages of male students are 37%, 18% and 6%. Girls continue to face stereotypes and social and...
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Are you a professional journalist from a developing country? Aged 25-35? The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2017 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 20, 2017.
The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists who are interested in coming to New York...
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Check out the new website of unctad.org/youth and be part of the Unctad Youth Network!
Through the UNCTAD Youth Network, women and men between the ages of 18 and 30 can help to build the narrative about the future by sharing ideas and experiences, working with fellow youth in preparing inputs to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development meetings on trade and development-related...
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Peter Kilalo from Zambia is an example of one youth community leader working with his community under the support of a United Nations Development Programme - UNDP conservation programme to ensure villages use and consume natural resources responsibly for long term sustainability.
Peter's profession is a school teacher. He teaches his students how to plant trees, learn how rain forms and play...
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The UNESCO Office in Amman, Jordan, through the funding of the European Union, concluded a one-year vocational training programme for over 350 Jordanian and Syrian refugee youth affected by the Syria Crisis. Learn more about this project here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today, February 6, is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM. According to UNICEF's data, the percentage of girls aged 15 to 19 years who have undergone FGM has dropped from 51% to 37% in the last three decades. But the bad news is current...
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In October 2016, Plural+, a youth video festival, celebrated its eighth award ceremony. Young filmmakers from around the world presented their award-winning films on migration, diversity and social inclusion, and engaged in active dialogues. As a joint initiative between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the IOM - UN Migration Agency with a network of over 50 partner...
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