Briefing for G20 Sherpas' Meeting

The G20 needs to pursue a growth agenda that is more inclusive, to ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared across all societies.

Keeping Track of Program Progress in Honduras

One of the major challenges for any large-scale education, health, or economic development program is keeping track of activities and data, all while monitoring and evaluating progress. This means pulling together myriad pieces of information across multiple program sites and sharing it with those who need it.

One youth development program in Honduras is no different. But thanks to some technical savvy, program staff have come up with an innovative technology tool to help share information, make decisions, and improve programming.

Seeking Solutions to Youth Violence in Latin America

A recent study by the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Justice found that 42 of the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2012 were located in Latin America and the Caribbean. Young people, who comprise half of the population in many of these cities, are over-represented in crime statistics including the vast majority of homicides.  


What can be done to reduce and prevent youth violence in Latin America? Join us for a dynamic discussion to take a fresh look at the problem and explore innovative and effective strategies for preventing youth violence in this region.

Youth and Media: Political Engagement in New Spaces

"Young people in development are both a project of reform and agents of change. This population is not static. They engage on multiple levels.” – Dr .Loubna Skalli-Hanna, Author, Editor and Professor at American University, School of International Service

Children Reveal Horror of Working in Mines, in New Report

May 22, 2013 — The brutal reality of children working in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the focus of a new report (PDF) by World Vision, released today.

For Syrian Refugees, the War Behind, the Recovery Ahead

Aicha gazes out the window, her crystal blue eyes taking in the gray sky outside a hospital near the Syrian border in Jordan, where she has been recovering for a month now. She was badly injured after her house in Dara’a, Syria was destroyed in a mortar attack.

When Disaster Strikes: Youth Are Youth Against All Odds

Six miles from the Jordan-Syria border there’s a safe haven for more than 20,000 Syrians who have fled their homes. Though far from the fighting, the refugee camp is still a distressing place for children and youth who make up almost half of the population. One of the few escapes the children have is a local playground constructed by Mercy Corps last year.


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