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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address core development issues including education.
6 February 2017 – Female genital mutilation denies women and girls their dignity and causes needless pain and suffering, with consequences that endure for a lifetime and can even be fatal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, stressing that the UN Sustainable Development Agenda promises an end to this practice by 2030.
3 February 2017 - Early cancer diagnosis saves lives and cuts treatment costs, the United Nations health agency today said, particularly in developing countries where the majority of cancer cases are diagnosed too late.
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You are warmly invited to attend the ‘Prevention Forum’ discussion series on 9 February 2017 from 3pm to 6pm at the United Nations Headquarters. The forum is co-organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ (UNAOC) Media and Information Literacy programme and United Nations Academic Impact’s (UNAI) Unlearning Intolerance’ programme, under the theme - ‘Media and Information Literacy: Educational Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism’.
30 January 2017 – Drawing attention challenges such as climate change, unemployment and inequality, confronting young people around the world, including in places where peace prevails, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for the youth to speak up and share their stories.
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 The world has a duty to remember that the Holocaust was a systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish people and so many others, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, noting that building a future of dignity and equality for all will honour the victims of this “incomparable tragedy in human history […] who we will never allow to be forgotten.”
ELS Educational Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the fourth year of sponsorship, in conjunction with the United Nations Academic Impact, of the Many Languages, One World® Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum for 2017. This year welcomes Northeastern University as the host of the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and the sponsor and organizer of the Northeastern University Global Youth Conference.
23 January 2017- International talks to extend the ceasefire in Syria started today in the Kazakh capital of Astana, with the United Nations Special Envoy said the ceasefire can be solidified if a mechanism to oversee and implement it is created.
You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming interactive Regional Breakout Session on Africa during the 2017 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on the 30 - 31 January 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme for this year’s session is “Africa's Youth on the Rise! Harnessing Africa's Youth Dividend to Achieve Prosperity for All”.