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‘Courage and conviction’ of youth needed for successful crime fighting solutions

New York: Young people are “disproportionately viewed as the primary perpetrators of crime”, despite often being the most vulnerable, the UN General Assembly President told a high-level meeting on Monday, highlighting crime fighting solutions.

Canada health officials investigate severe hepatitis of 'unknown origin' in children

Toronto/IBNS: Cases of severe liver disease "of unknown origin" among children in Canada are being investigated by public health officials as a mysterious hepatitis outbreak has reportedly affected nearly 200 youths around the world. 

54 million women and youth face staggering humanitarian challenges

New York: As COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact women and girls hit by multiple humanitarian crises, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency appealed on Monday for $818 million to provide 54 million women and youth with essential and life-saving services throughout 2021.

A third of young people polled by UN, report being a victim of online bullying

New York: Around one-in-three young people across 30 countries say they have been bullied online, while one-in-five report that they have skipped school because of it. Those are some of the key findings in a new poll released on Wednesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Special Representative on Violence against Children.

Partnerships with civil society and youth ‘essential’ for a future that leaves no one behind: General Assembly President

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): Partnerships with civil society and youth are essential to achieving the goals of key UN-backed international agreements, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on climate change, María Fernanda Espinosa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, told delegates at the UN Civil Society Conference on Wednesday.

Engaging world’s youth vital to preventing violent extremism, building sustainable peace, UN official tells Baku Forum

New York, May 4 (IBNS): The spotlight for the second and final day of the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan, shined brightly on youth, with a lively discussion on the vital role young people play in countering and preventing violent extremism.

Urgently address ‘defining challenges of our time’, to empower youth worldwide

New York,  Apr 9 (IBNS): Young people require “skills, values, jobs and livelihoods that empower them” so they can help forge a more sustainable world, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said on Monday, kicking off its eighth Annual Youth Forum.

Recreational cannabis poses ‘significant’ health challenges to youth: drugs control body

New York, Mar 6 (IBNS): The UN-backed International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) warned on Tuesday that poorly regulated medical cannabis programmes could step-up the “recreational” use of the drug while diminishing public concern over its harmful effects.

Globally, youth are the largest poverty-stricken group, says new UN report

New York, Sept 21 (IBNS): Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from a new report released on Thursday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners.

Youth ‘the missing peace’ to tackling global challenges, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): Tapping the potential and creativity of young people is indispensable to prevent conflict and build peace, the United Nations youth envoy said Monday, urging governments to create conditions that allow their meaningful participation in civic and political lives.

Without young people, Global Goals will not be achieved, UN forum told

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Today's young people are more connected, dynamic and engaged than ever and the Global Goals can’t happen without them, speakers told an annual United Nations forum, where young leaders called on the Organization keep its promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to creating a prosperous world for everyone on a clean planet.

Youth leaders ready to ‘roll up their sleeves’ and get to work at annual UN forum

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): Not content to follow old-school rules to tackle problems like climate change, poverty and inequality, on Monday’s youth – media savvy ‘Millennials’ and the ‘Born in the 90s’ cohort that can’t remember life without the Internet – are using disruptive, new-school innovations to drive change; and they’re heading to the United Nations to talk about building a better world for all.

Youth can play 'critical role' in creating a peaceful world for generations to come – UN chief

New York, Aug 12(Just Earth News): In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters with a message from Secretary-General António Guterres, who underscored his commitment to young people.

Enabling youth to shape their own future key to Arab region’s development progress – UN report

New York, Dec 2 (Just Earth News): The future of development and security in Arab countries depends on investing in their youth populations, which are better educated and more connected than ever before, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said in a new report on the region.