Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children Ms. Marta Santos Pais joined a Global Youth Summit on the use of new technologies, in which more than 700 youth leaders from different parts of the world and over 3000 online participants took part. Held from 9 to 11 September, 2013, the Summit was convened by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and hosted in San Jose by the Government of Costa Rica.

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While meeting the millennium development goals remains important, respondents list jobs and security among priorities.

Liz Ford
theguardian.com, Tuesday 10 September 2013 12.32 EDT

The future development agenda must be built on the principles of human rights and universal values of equality, justice and security, according to the latest results of global UN consultations on tackling poverty after 2015.

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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 6 Sep 2013 12:27 PM

Author: Katy Migiro
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NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Somalia, taking advantage of improved security, is launching an ambitious campaign on Sunday to get one million children into school in the next three years.

Fewer children attend school in Somalia than almost anywhere else in the world. Only 36 percent of girls and 45 percent of boys enrol in primary school, far fewer in the war-torn south and central regions.

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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:30 AM

Author: Lisa Anderson

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has passed landmark legislation recognising all forms of abuse, including domestic violence, as offenses deserving investigation, prosecution and punishment by law enforcement agencies, according to local media reports.

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AMSTERDAM -- Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken proponent of girls' education who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, has been awarded a top Dutch children's honor for her activism.


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