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Japan needs central structure for youth issues

Japan needs a central structure so that the voices of young people can be taken into account, according to a Japanese delegate to a major conference on youth policies.

Yukari Kayama is attending the Global Youth Forum which is under way this week in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Women can lobby for laws that fight discrimination, impunity

Women can play a significant role in situations of violent extremism through lobbying for laws that fight discrimination and impunity.

That’s according to an Iraqi female lawyer, Suaad Allami, who established the first legal clinic in the Middle Eastern country.

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Guinea's “Ground Zero” for Ebola epidemic

A small village in Guinea is going down in history as “ground zero” for the Ebola epidemic.

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Fruit fly with four names wreaks havoc on agriculture

For years a fruit fly that has caused damage to fruits and vegetables in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America had been regarded as different species in these regions.

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Women in technology “quite alone”

The few women who work in the technology sector are in a position to influence how information and communication technologies can be used to empower women.

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“Bias” against women in science and technology “needs to be tackled”

A “bias” that keeps women out of science, engineering and technology, needs to be tackled according to a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at CISCO, an American multinational company.

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Rise of global crises impact security of women, girls

Increased violence around the world, mass displacement and humanitarian catastrophes have been detrimental to the security of women and girls, according to the UN.

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U.S. delegate to Youth Forum hopes to form ties with other global youth

Forming ties and networking with young people around the world is what a United States delegate hopes to get out of the first ever Global Youth Forum which opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

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Youth policies part of future “development” efforts

Policies which focus on the needs of the world’s growing population of young people are an important part of future development efforts, according to an expert on youth issues.

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Clashes probed at UN displaced people site in South Sudan

An investigation is under way to determine what sparked clashes at a site where displaced people are being protected by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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