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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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US “committed” to ratifying nuclear test treaty

The United States says it’s committed to ratifying an international treaty to ban the testing of nuclear weapons.

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#GirlWithABook creators meet Malala

A social media campaign in support of young girls’ education is making a difference worldwide.

#GirlWithABook was started by two young American girls, inspired by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in 2012 for wanting to go to school.

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Amid Missouri protests, Ban urges restraint, respect for right to peaceful assembly

As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly.

Social media can empower youth to change future

Technology and social media should be embraced as a method of self-empowerment.

So says Olivia Rowley, a student from Tufts University in the US, who recently attended a conference on youth at the UN.

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Organic farming protects Mother Earth and supports harmony with nature

Harmony with nature, when it comes to farming, is organic farming.

That’s according to Jim Gerritsen, who runs a family farm in Maine, a state in the New England region of the north-eastern United States.

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Countries urged to provide poorest people with equal access to water and hygiene services

Countries around the world are being urged to help the poorest people gain equal access to drinking water, sanitation and adequate hygiene.

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Film helps spotlight dangers of racism and prejudice

A film which is helping to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice has been shown as part of the commemoration for the UN's International Day of Remembra

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