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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Women should be able to “leapfrog” into evolving world of work

The world of work is changing and women should be empowered to “leapfrog” into high-tech or green jobs in the future, the Deputy-Executive Director of UN Women 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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Protecting the rainforests is critical for climate change

The protection of the rainforests needs to be one of the top priorities for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in the year ahead, according to its executive director.

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News in Brief 27 January 2017 (PM)

Conference supports women’s peace efforts in Libya

Peace cannot be achieved in Libya without the active participation of women.

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News in Brief 27 January 2017 (AM)

Praise for humanitarian efforts in northeast Nigeria

Aid workers are reaching increased numbers of conflict-affected people in northeast Nigeria, which the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) described on Friday as a significant achievement.

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Story of “Japan’s Schindler” shows how one can make a difference

A Japanese diplomat who rescued 6,000 Jewish families fleeing Nazi persecution in Lithuania showed how one person can make a difference, Cellin Gluck, the Director of a movie entitled "Persona Non Grata" has said.

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Nazis used “strong graphic images, swastika” to rise to prominence

The Nazi party in Germany used “strong graphic images” like the swastika to brand themselves and make the “jump from obscurity to political prominence”, Steven Luckert, Senior Programme Curator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has said.

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