ECOSOC

Under-reporting of sexual abuse in India “pandemic”: youth advocate

Confronting “pandemic” under-reporting of sexual crimes and “victim-blaming” practices are key challenges in the fight against gender inequality in India.

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Youth must have a say in decisions about their sexual health: advocate

Stigma around sexuality in young people can hinder conversations with policy makers, but young people have a “right to participate” in decisions about their sexual health, a youth advocate says.

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Sexual education in Uganda schools can protect youth from HIV

Comprehensive sex education programmes are important to stop the spread of HIV among young people, a Programme Director for the Uganda Network of Young Positives has said.

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Putting youth in leadership positions always “pays off”, says UN envoy

Young people are still seen as a “problem and liability” in some parts of the world, and yet the UN has shown that putting them in leadership positions always “pays off”.

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Youth “ready and able to do heavy lifting” to implement SDGs

Young people are “ready and able to do the heavy lifting” to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Youth Envoy has urged.

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Colombia set to accomplish more after end of 50-year conflict

Colombia is addressing its biggest challenge ever: ending more than five decades of armed conflict.

That’s according to the Special Adviser to the nation’s President on Humanitarian Affairs, Paula Gaviria.

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UN and Africa: focus on Sahel region, Dadaab camp and drought in Zimbabwe

Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

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Putting people at the centre of humanitarian operations

How can the world’s neediest people be best served?

That's what humanitarians and diplomats have been discussing at a meeting at the UN in New York, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

The Sahel region of Africa suffers “terrible” poverty compounded by climate change and further “ravaged” by violent extremism.

That’s according to the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, including Lake Chad and Mali.

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Delivering on the promise to invest in humanity

A staggering 130 million people worldwide require immediate humanitarian assistance; a figure that in population terms, would represent the 10th largest country in the world.

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