18/11/2019

What Is Comprehensive Sexuality Education? A Life Saver

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NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 November 2019 (UNFPA)* “If I had known about safe sex in my teens, my life would never have turned out this way,” said 21-year-old Sithu* from Myanmar. He contracted HIV two years ago, despite being intimate only twice with his partner at the time.

18/11/2019

New Development Models to Drive Growth and Employment for Youth in Africa

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Durban, 14 November 2019 (UN Environment)* The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the Global Environment Outlook-6 (GEO-6) for Youth in Africa report on the margins of the 17th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN).

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The report analyses the economic opportunities that Africa’s natural resources can provide for job creation and sustainable development. It also provides a package of solutions to tackle Africa’s youth unemployment through the Green Economy.

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17/11/2019

‘More Young People Aged Between 15 and 29 Years Die from Road Crashes Annually than from HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis or Homicide’ – World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims

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17 November 2019 — Saving lives by improving road safety is “one of the many objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the United Nations chief said in his message for the global day set aside for remembering the victims of traffick accidents. (*).

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Noting that more than 1.3 million people die in road accidents every year, Secretary-General António Guterres pointed out that more young people between the ages of 15 and 29 die from road crashes annually than from HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis or homicide.
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17/11/2019

Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture

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13 November 2019 (Human Rights Watch)* — New research published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine reinforces just how dangerous agricultural work is for children in the United States – and how unprepared most are for what they face in the fields.
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17/11/2019

Somalia: Climate Change Poses Serious Challenges to the Future Success of Peace-building, Amplifies the Existing Ones, Strengthens Radical Groups – SIPRI

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Stockholm (SIPRI)* — Climate change poses serious challenges to current and future peacebuilding missions, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) which studies the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). Climate change amplifies existing challenges and strengthens radical groups. At the same time, climate change forces missions to think out of the box with UNSOM proving to be an encouraging example.

Somali men on motorcycles ride along a road 06 August 2012, opposite the parliament building in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Somali men on motorcycles ride along a road 6 August 2012, opposite the parliament building in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.Photo posted here from SIPRI).
17/11/2019

Urgent Action Needed to Address the Production and Consumption of Biomass in Africa: New UN Environment Study

Durban (UN Environment)*A new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) desk study launched today [15 November 2019] at the 17th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment in Durban, South Africa, calls for urgent action to address the production and consumption of biomass as a source of energy in Africa.

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The study presents the current status of biomass energy in Africa and explores ways to mitigate its negative impacts until a transition to cleaner and modern energy sources takes place.

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17/11/2019

Saving Lives in One of the World’s Most Dangerous Countries

By Eirik Christophersen*

14 November 2019 (Norwegian Refugee Council)*—  Millions in Somalia need humanitarian aid because of extreme weather conditions and conflict. However, relief work is difficult and dangerous in a country that has been ravaged by armed conflict for almost 30 years.

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Ifrah Ahmed works with the Norwegian Refugee Council’s shelter projects in Garowe. The area has received a large number of internally displaced people due to extreme weather conditions and conflict. The majority live in temporary camps, but the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) also builds permanent housing for vulnerable groups who are unable to return home. Photo: Ingrid Prestetun/NRC

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17/11/2019

The Divinatory Practices – Riding the Waves of Change

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By Shantena Augusto Sabbadini*

11 August 2019 (Wall Street International)* — This is the fourth of a series of articles on the I Ching, or Yijing, the Book of Changes, an ancient oracle, a divinatory book that played a key role in Chinese culture and became for the Chinese a map of ‘heaven and earth’, of the totality of existence. Much of this material is contained in the Introduction to the Eranos Yijing1. To that book the reader is referred for a deeper discussion of the concepts here presented.
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17/11/2019

What’s Joker’s Joke?

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By Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Cause how many times can you wake up in this comic book and plant flowers?”
— Rodriguez, Cause

It’s not funny, that’s for sure.

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When I went to see Joker, the new Todd Philips’ film, there were five other people in the theater in the liberal, up-scale tourist town populated by wealthy second-home owners, exiles for the most part from Gotham City (NYC). Continue reading

17/11/2019

Will Artificial Intelligence Help Resolve the Food Crisis?

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UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2019 (IPS)* When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a global appeal for “zero hunger” on World Food Day last month, he provided some grim statistics rich in irony: more than 820 million people do not have enough to eat, he said, while two billion people are overweight or obese.

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“It is unacceptable that hunger is on the rise at a time when the world wastes more than one billion tonnes of food every year.”

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