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On 30th January 2017, the 6th United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, began with a call to action by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres, who urged young people to speak up and share their stories. I had the privilege of attending the African breakout session that was based on the theme ‘Africa’s Youth On the Rise! Harnessing Africa’s Youth Dividend to Achieve Prosperity for All’. As proactive as the theme itself suggests, participants did not shy away from airing their views.
During a panel discussion hosted by the International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDGF), education was identified as a key driver for social change and poverty eradication. Four speakers, including Paloma Duran, Director of the SDGF; Cesar Alierta, President of Foundation Telefonica; Madhavi Ashok, Senior Advisor of UN Partnerships at UNICEF and Anthony Bosah, Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria to the UN, discussed that in this modern era with high technology proliferation, innovation in education is a critical element for the realization of the Global Goals. They were all in agreement that digital education is an effective tool that should be adopted in every country’s education system.
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.
Marking World Cancer Day, the The United Nations World Health Organization today released new guidance to inform the public about the different symptoms of cancer so that they can get care and to provide safe and effective treatment.
The United Nations (UN) does great things all around the world and would like to make them known to the global pubic. For that reason, the UN wishes to know how you find out about news and information that matters to you, your preferred social media channels and what makes you share information with your networks as well as what you would like to see on its social media accounts.
You are warmly invited to attend the ‘Prevention Forum’ discussion series on 9 February 2017 from 3pm to 6pm at the United Nations Headquarters, 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.
Marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, Mr. Guterres said in video message that the Holocaust was the culmination of millennia of hatred, scapegoating and discrimination targeting the Jews, what we now call anti-Semitism.
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.

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