Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents

Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents than adults according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Volunteering should be “open to all”

Volunteerism is a basic form of “social expression” and should be open to anyone who wants to contribute to the social good.

That’s according to Geoffrey Prewitt, the Chief of Development Programming at UN Volunteers (UNV).

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“Girls matter” to sustainability and growth of the whole world

Vulnerable girls in their early teens are the Sustainable Development Goal, or “SDG generation”, whose well-being should be the standard by which we judge the success of the ambitious 2030 Goals.

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‘Bold and decisive’ action needed for Africa’s future, UN deputy chief tells Member States

The United Nations and African countries are working as one to support the continent’s people in realizing their hopes and aspirations for peace and development, which will require “bold and decisive” action, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today at a special event on the continent’s future.

Forests need to be managed sustainably

Forests need to be managed sustainably as they are directly linked to the living conditions of many rural populations, according to the Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Trillions needed for new development agenda

Trillions of dollars may be needed to finance a new global development agenda, a senior UN official has said.

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