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 22, 2016

Recognizing that the current generation of young people will mature during the Global Agenda’s time period and that they will be the most impacted by the success or failure in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ADB Youth For Asia seeks to integrate the recently launched Youth for Global Goals (Y4GG...

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...

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