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Unfpa calls for civil society & youth point

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in cooperation with relevant UN and international organizations, institutions, and experts – is currently conducting a Global Review of the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action. The results of the Review will provide a robust report of what works and where gaps remain in how humanity can best focus efforts and move faster to a ...

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World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education

UNESCO and its Institute for Statistics have jointly released the World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education, which includes over 120 maps, charts and tables featuring a wide range of sex-disaggregated indicators. The vivid presentation of information and analysis calls attention to persistent gender disparities and the need for greater focus on girls’ education as a human right. The atlas ...

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ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a video contest for young people (from 18 to 29 years) to show how the global jobs crisis is affecting their lives. Three winners will be invited to Geneva (all expenses paid) to attend the ILO Youth Employment Forum, to be held from 23-25 May 2012, where they will have the opportunity to ...

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UNDP Human Development Report 2011

The 2011 Human Development Report, launched on the 2nd of November 2011, argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together – and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals. Bold action is needed on both fronts, the Report contends, if the recent human ...

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Frontex Quarterly Report for 2011 – Eastern, Western and Central Mediterranean

The Frontex Risk Analysis Unit released its 3rd Quarter Report (July-September) for 2011 on 18 January 2012. The report contains a significant amount of information, graphs, and statistical tables regarding detections of illegal border crossings, irregular migration routes, detections of facilitators, detections of illegal stays, refusals of entry, asylum claims, and more, in the Mediterranean area. Over 38 000 migrants ...

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Oxfam’s report 2012 – ‘Inclusive Growth’ must include women

The launch of Oxfam’s report, Left behind by the G20?, challenges the assumption that strong growth is enough in itself to prevent poverty. It shows that income inequality is actually growing in most G20 countries at the same time as unsustainable economic expansion is depleting natural resources. The net effect is deadly: not only rendering the benefits of economic growth ...

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