August 12, 2016

According to the United Nations, there are about 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 -- the largest youth population to date.  It is more important now than ever before to prioritize young people at the forefront of creating a more sustainable world for social, economic, and environmental justice...

July 28, 2016

On July 18th, the United Nations Headquarters held an informal meeting to discuss the alarming rise in refugees and migrants worldwide. One out of every 113 persons in the world is a refugee, and according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), approximately 65.3 million people are forcibly displaced; of this incredibly...

July 15, 2016

In the fall of 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared every July 15 as World Youth Skills Day to scale up action in support of reducing youth unemployment. In 2009, youth unemployment hit a crisis peak at 76.6 million, spurring global concern for the futures of young people.The high number of unemployed...

In 2015, the era of the Millennial Development Goals (MDGs) came to an end. While the eight aspirational goals set forth sixteen years ago brought tremendous, impactful changes throughout the world, we must now set our sights forward to 2030 and come together to build a world that is both sustainable and equitable....

July 12, 2016

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Born in Pakistan’s Swat Valley on July 12, 1997, Malala lived in a popular tourist spot until the Taliban tried to take control. She attended the school her father founded and when she was just 11 years old, after the Taliban began attacking...

July 6, 2016

On June 12, a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., killing 49 people and injuring 53 more. U.S. news platforms updated headlines by the minute, and spectators turned to the Internet to voice their heartbreak in attempts to process the realities of mass losses of life and to offer condolences to t...

June 28, 2016

"On this International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I call on countries and communities to continue to improve the lives of everyone blighted by drug abuse by integrating security and public safety with a heightened focus on health, human rights, and sustainable development,” states UN Secretary-...

World peace appears to be an objective most youth are quick to judge as too irrational. A BuzzFeed article titled “21 Problems All Cynical People Will Understand” includes the following, “ When someone talks about how world peace is possible if we all just love each other, you have to shut your eyes from frustratio...

February 25, 2016

It’s 2016 and it’s no secret that social platforms dominate our lives. Tweets, ‘grams, posts flood our screens at a rapid pace. As a 23-year-old, I love it. News and updates are now front and center, and easily catered to our interests and lifestyle.

Social networking is allowing us to become educated on issues and...

February 15, 2016

A pragmatic idealist. For the most part, I tend to shy away from singular labels but this name is one I have created and justified for myself. Largely a product of my nomadic upbringing, the label is a testament to the years of question-driven and solution-focused discourse I was compelled to engage in by my parent...

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