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Did you know that there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water?

Today is World Water Day! This year, the United Nations is focusing on wastewater and ways to reduce and reuse as over 80% of all the wastewater from our homes,...
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03/21/2017 at 13:53. Facebook
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Every person is entitled to human rights without discrimination. The rights to equality and non-discrimination are cornerstones of human rights law. Yet in many parts of the world, discriminatory practices are still widespread, including racial, ethnic, religious and nationality based profiling, and incitement to...
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03/20/2017 at 13:22. Facebook
Today is the first day of spring but also the International Day of Happiness! Happiness is today at the top of the global policy agenda, with the United Nations General Assembly’s 2011 Resolution recognizing ‘the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal’. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also promote well-being across the various goals and targets. SDG4, the goal dedicated to...
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03/19/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
2017 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Photo Contest: Sustainable Development Goal 4.7- Education for sustainable development and global citizenship.
The submission must be a photo(s) that you took in the highest resolution your camera allows that clearly represents the above theme through activities inside and outside the classroom that capture the humanistic, social and moral purpose...
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United Nations Youth
03/18/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival invites the world’s youth to submit dynamic and forward-thinking videos focusing on themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion. Organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the IOM - UN Migration Agency in collaboration with many partners, PLURAL+ recognizes youth as powerful agents of social change, and supports cooperative...
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03/17/2017 at 15:16. Facebook
Inspiring stories! Did you know that most of the pollution in the world is produced by agricultural systems to satisfy massive food needs? And that the impact of it affects the most vulnerable of the population?
It is estimated that by the year 2050, the world's population will be over 9 billion inhabitants and according to studies, they cannot be fed through traditional methods, at least in...
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YOUTH AT THE HEART OF THE SDGS:​
Photo competition: 15 March-5 May, 2017
The #Case4Space photo competition is aimed at raising awareness and advocating for civic space in Asia-Pacific through photography.

Lasting for 8 weeks, the competition will release a weekly question that relates to one of the Case for Space themes.

Who: Young people living in Asia and the Pacific (age: 18-29).

What:...
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Call for applications from young representatives aged 22 to 32 for the #WorldHeritage Young Professionals Forum 2017 in Poland! Organized by the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the International Cultural Centre in Krakow.
Requirements: A citizen of one of the 21 Member States of the current World Heritage Committee (Angola, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Croatia, Cuba, Finland,...
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Youth alone represent over 1.5 billion of the world's population, the largest recorded in history. They play a key role in the implementation of the sustainable development goals and are part of the solution to create inclusive growth. There is therefore a need to empower them to take part in the decision-making process by making their voices heard.
Take part in #ShapingTheWorldWeWant!
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E-Discussion on E-Commerce - Challenges of Youth Employment in the digital economy

Join, from 10 March to 2 April, the UNCTAD Youth Network E-Discussion on E-Commerce. UNCTAD encourages young people worldwide, between 18 and 30, to share th...

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As part of the sixty-first session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), UN Women is hosting a Youth Forum titled, “Youth Create Gender Equality–Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”, from 11 – 12 March at the UN Headquarters in New York.
In its second year now, the CSW Youth Forum will convene nearly 1000 youth leaders and activists from around the...
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Are you between 21- 30 years old?
Have you ever imagined stepping into someone else’s shoes?
How would you react to a given situation?
“If I were…” invites you to experiment with somebody else’s life through a video (1 minute max.) or a photo made by yourself to illustrate your feelings if you were this person. Change your perspective and express yourself differently! 10 winners will get to...
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Deadline is fast approaching for the Many Languages, One World 2017 contest. The deadline is a week from now, on 16 March 2017.
Find out more: [ Manylanguagesoneworld.org Link ]
Calling all data scientists! The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Data Visualization Contest is now open till 30 April 2017! You can create a data visualization across any theme, country or region that combines UNDG data (through the UNDG Transparency Portal [ Open.undg.org Link ] to other agency datasets such as World Bank and Human Development Report data. Examples of datasets that...
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Today is International Women's Day! The theme for this year is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

And in just three days, the Youth Forum of the 61st...
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Inspiring stories! Proyecto Cine A/D plans on being an On Demand platform in Argentina bringing together audio-visual content with audio description for vision impaired persons and subtitling or sign language for hearing impaired persons. Created by a team of young people from Argentina- Maximiliano Pinela, Fer Cardozo, Luis Tuzzi, Viviana Bravo, Agustín Burgos, Ana Badini, Maco Lozita Posse,...
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Amina J Mohammed of Nigeria was sworn in as the fifth United Nations Deputy Secretary-General last week on 28th February. Following her commencement of duties, her first address highlighted the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the need to "empower youth to participate in and shape the political and economic lives of their countries and communities; to be the...
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Did you know that throughout the world today, more than 600 million young people live in fragile and conflict-affected contexts?
They are among the most affected by violence- young men aged 15 to 29 account for the majority of casualties of lethal armed violence; while young women (as well as young men) are at heightened risk of physical and sexual abuse and exploitation. With the rise in...
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Have your say! The Youth Forum on the 61st session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW61) will take place from the 11th -12th March and we want you to add your voice to the discussion! Until 7th March, the topic of the online consultation will be: Inter-generational partnerships. Check out the questions we want you to answer here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

#YouthCSW61 #CSW61 #Youth2030 #SDGs...
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This World Wildlife Day, let's not just talk about change. Be the change! The theme this year is "Listen to the Young Voices".
Youth are an expanding demographic. Given that by 2030, the number of youth aged between 15 and 24 is projected to grow by 7 per cent globally to nearly 1.3 billion and in Africa, (which has one of the highest growing youth rates in the world) the youth population is...
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UN World Wildlife Day 2017 - Listen to the Young Voices

This video is made with the generous support of our partner Youth for Wildlife Conservation (Y4WC) to highlight this year's theme "Listen to the young voices...

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Inspiring stories! Can you imagine a tool which will let players learn to respect woman? A medium that allows you to understand the daily reality of millions of women walking down the street? A system that teaches you through a videogame in your PC or mobile how to deal with street harassment? That is Public Space. Public Space was created by José Pedro Gioscia, Bruno Arce Eguren and Juancho...
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