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News in Brief 18 December 2017 (PM)

Mali: Blue helmet wounded by explosive device

A peacekeeper with the UN’s mission in Mali was slightly wounded when the vehicle he was in hit a suspected improvised explosive device.

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UN and Africa: UN volunteers, land policies for the “Africa we want” and space technology

Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan

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Land policy conference promotes youth role in ‘The Africa We Want’

Promoting young people’s access to land was among the objectives of a four-day conference held in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this month.

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Lack of quality opportunities stalling young people's quest for decent work – UN report

Overall economic growth remains disconnected from employment generation, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned, noting that young people continue to suffer from persistent unemployment and lack of quality job opportunities.

UAE focusing on making young people “positive agents”

Young people could be the “disruptive solution” to tackling the global challenge of violent extremism.

That’s the view of the Youth Minister in the United Arab Emirates, Shamma Suhail Faris Al Mazrui.

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UN Gender Focus: Saudi Arabian women, human trafficking, and youth and development

UN chief: Saudi Arabian women’s right to drive “an important first step”

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UN chief calls for ‘meaningful’ youth engagement in peace efforts, not just symbolism

Young people must be meaningful partners in conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the United Nations should think outside the box on how to relate to youth globally, Secretary-General António Guterres told a ministerial event held today on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

UN Daily News Programme 17 August 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira.

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INTERVIEW: Meet the new UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake

Hailing from Sri Lanka, the second-ever United Nations Youth Envoy is no stranger to rolling up her sleeves to get things done.

“Wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of old & young vital to SDGs

The “wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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