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Celebrating the International Day of Democracy

Media freedom is the lifeblood of democracy, and the ability of journalists to report freely is a critical indicator of…

September 15, 2022
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Trailblazers of Today

Globally, children and youth comprise the largest generation in history. Over 2 billion people are under the age…

June 29, 2022
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NGO Recommendations for USAID’s 2021 Youth in Development Policy Update

In the last decade, the global landscape for children and youth has changed significantly. Climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, new…

November 9, 2021
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Transforming Food Systems Requires Engaging and Investing in Youth

Today is International Youth Day—the theme for this year is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.”…

August 12, 2021
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Models for Empowering Youth Voices in Sustainable Development

Nearly half of the global population is under age 30, 89% of whom live in developing or emerging economies.

August 11, 2021
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A Global Day of Action for Children’s Rights

Since 1954, World Children’s Day has been celebrated as a time to advocate, promote, and honor children’s rights. On November…

November 20, 2019
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International Day of the Girl Child

While conducting a training in Laos recently, I asked a room of participants to raise their hands if their…

October 11, 2019
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Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages

On January 20, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes: “I salute young people around…

August 12, 2022
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From Difficulty Comes Strength

Every year on August 12, the United Nations celebrates International Youth Day to highlight the value that youth bring…

August 11, 2020
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World Water Week Opens Amidst World Water Woes

Water, water every where, Nor any drop to drink. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime…

August 29, 2022