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Young people celebrate and document hope in post-earthquake Haiti

Port-au-Prince— In commemoration of the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Haiti’s Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action and the United Nations Population Fund celebrated the crucial role Haitian children and young people have played inLue lisää (englanti)

Youth employment and empowerment in Sierra Leone

Dozens of students discuss skills with a UN representative in a training center in Makeni, in the center of Sierra Leone (Photo: Jas Kaminski/UNDP)UNDP and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) have been supporting Sierra Leone's youths through a number of training courses that willLue lisää (englanti)

Youth in Sierra Leone find hope in entrepreneurship

In eastern Sierra Leone, the Kono district is well known for diamond mining. However, during a decade of civil war, this district also gained notoriety for the brutal violence meted out to the local population. Youth unemployment was a major cause of that violence. Today, a high unemploymentLue lisää (englanti)

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Zambia: Olympic Movement gives US$ 50,000 for youth sports and conservation efforts

Lusaka – International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge on Saturday contributed USD 50,000 towards a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported initiative that engages Zambian youth in sports activities while promoting conservation of the environment. Mr Rogge was in Zambia asLue lisää (englanti)

Zambia: biodiversity and livelihoods go hand in hand

One of the fifteen "scout houses" overseeing biodiversity laws in Lunga National Park The North-Western province of Zambia is often referred to as an awakening giant in the Zambian economy because of its natural resource base. The discovery of huge copper deposits in the area andLue lisää (englanti)

Zambians praised for peaceful elections

Lusaka, 23 September 2011 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon today commended the Zambian people following recent elections, saying he was “pleased that Zambians had shown Africa and the world that change can be brought about peacefully when democracy is allowed to flourish.” In a statementLue lisää (englanti)

Zero Hunger Challenge comes to Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok – The United Nations launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific here today in the presence of top national leaders, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to join hands to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’sLue lisää (englanti)

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Successful Nigeria elections boost democratic process

Nigeria’s general elections held from April and May of this year were widely hailed as credible, free and fair by international observers and citizen groups. Over 38 million voters cast their ballots in what many called the most successful election in decades. Some 73.5 million voters wereLue lisää (englanti)

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“Revealed: The Himalayan Meltdown”

Shrinking glaciers to disrupt billions in Asia, new documentary shows New York - More than 50,000 glaciers are rapidly shrinking in the Himalayan mountain region threatening billions of lives and livelihoods throughout Asia, according to a new documentary that premiered in New York onLue lisää (englanti)

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