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News in Brief 4 September 2019

  • 3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025, through better nutrition--WHO
  • A third of young people report being a victim of online bullying--UN poll
  • ‘Climate of fear everywhere’ in Burundi-- UN rights experts 
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A third of young people polled by UN, report being a victim of online bullying

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.

New UN bullying report calls for ‘safe, inclusive’ schools for all children

The emotional and physical pain brought on by bullying can be excruciating, yet this behavior continues to abound in schools globally, according to a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that is calling for all children to have access to a "safe, inclusive” learning environment.

Rap star who uses music to shrug off bullying and depression, tells his story at UN Geneva

Growing up with albinism was so difficult for Robdarius Brown that he was tempted to take his own life. Now he’s a rap star and activist who challenges discrimination to help others like him, who face bullying and worse because their hair, eyes and skin lack colour. In an interview with UN News, RobenX, as he's known, tells Daniel Johnson how music has  helped him do this.

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Bullying: Protection for children is a ‘fundamental human right’ says top UN advocate

Around 130 million, or one-in-three children worldwide, experience some form of bullying, the United Nations stated on Monday, in its latest report on how children can be better-protected. This form of violence has long-lasting and direct consequences for their health, school performance and overall well-being.

UNICEF envoy David Beckham sets sights on new goal: ending bullying in Indonesia’s schools

To help the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) tackle bullying in Indonesia – where one in five children have been physically attacked in school – David Beckham has visited the country to meet youth who have faced peer violence.

Kids who “stick out” get bullied but it’s worse for LGBTI: UN expert

Any kid who “sticks out” and is different gets bullied, but it’s worse for those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI), a UN human rights expert has warned.

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Bullying affects one in four schoolchildren: UNESCO

Of the more than one billion children at school worldwide, around one quarter face bullying, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Campaign gives voice to youth to fight online exploitation

About 80 per cent of adolescents think young people are at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying.

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Standing up to bullying

The expression “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never harm me!” has been used by generations of English-speaking children as a defence against insults.

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