News on Youth leadership & participation

21 April 2010
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Last month,  David Cook, season seven winner of the popular television competition, American Idol,  learned first-hand about the challenges faced by vulnerable adolescent girls in the slums of... Read more
9 March 2010
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PORT-AU-PRINCE — “There was sadness, but also songs of joy and a strong commitment to rebuild Haiti,” said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, after attending an... Read more
15 February 2010
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PYONGYANG, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — More than 35,000 North Koreans fanned out all over their country during the first half of October 2008 to knock on every door and interview an adult from every... Read more
20 April 2010
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Many organizations are working to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa. But the organization that has been most successful in this, Senegal's Tostan, was not originally focused on this particular... Read more
19 March 2010
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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Every day for the past week, Emanuel Eliacin has led an operation that seems like Mission Impossible: Select a thousand 11- to 16-year-olds from camps for the displaced population, put them on 20 buses... Read more
22 July 2010
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VIENNA, Austria — When Omar, an 18 year-old Moroccan college student, fell in love with his classmate Salma, he felt nervous about broaching the use of condoms with her. It was his first time having sexual relations and... Read more
19 July 2010
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Poster for the music video, 'Quiet 'hood'' (Barrio Tranquilo). Right-click image to save high-resolution poster.Photo © UNFPA TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — What's the best way to inform young people about risks and get them... Read more
3 June 2010
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — The 2010 United Nations Population Award was presented today by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro to the two laureates: William and Melinda Gates and the Asian Forum of... Read more
30 July 2010
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PANAMA CITY — Fourteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are carrying out population and housing censuses this year as part of the 2010 round, a global effort by governments to count their citizens, which... Read more
30 June 2010
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NEW YORK — Being 15 years old – no longer a child but not quite an adult – is a challenge for girls everywhere. It’s a time when one’s body, emotions and capabilities are in flux, and when new tensions and demands often... Read more

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