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This International Youth Day (Friday 12th August), thousands of young people are taking to the streets, in over 40 countries worldwide, to call on their 1.8 billion peers to seize their moment in history and change the world.
On Thursday 11th August Zambia will elect both a new President and National Assembly, and will be voting in a constitutional referendum to decide whether to amend the bill of rights. This referendum is critical to the lives of youth in Zambia, as the bill of rights currently gives all Zambians the right to food, shelter, employment and healthcare.
On April 25th 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, killing over 8,000 people and injuring more than 21,000.
Villages were destroyed leaving houses and schools flattened. Today marks one year since the earthquake, we are highlighting the work that young people have led to rebuild their country.
On the 12th of March 2016, Restless Development Zimbabwe ICS (International Citizenship Service) Volunteers, hosted an awareness campaign focusing on HIV and AIDS in Ushewokunze (Ushe), a high density suburb in Harare. The campaign was the first of its kind in the area, and attracted a crowd of 500 people.
It’s the UN Statistical Commission this week (8th - 11th of March). For some of you, three more boring words have never been uttered in succession! For others, you may feel at home with figures, data and indicators. Whether it’s your natural territory or not, statistics have never been more important for young people as they are this week.
January 2016 sees the new Sustainable Development Goals coming into force. If these Goals are to transform the lives of children, young people, their communities and countries, we must do things differently from now on. Today, the #Case4Space initiative launches its report, ‘From Rhetoric to Action’, led by 18 Global Young Researchers from 5 regions of the world and authored by Youth Policy Labs. Their innovative research investigates and analyses current conditions for child and youth development and presents considerations for future action on the cusp of a new era in global development.