Young Partners in Development

August 2009 News Posts (8)

Unite for Climate - Youth Powered Solutions

I came across this really cool website while surfing on the UNICEF site.

"Children and young people across the world are joining forces to address climate change with a new initiative, Unite for Climate, launched today at the International Children & Youth Conference in Daejeon, Republic of Korea."

"Unite for Climate is your entry point into the world of youth action on Climate Change. Here you can join the community, find out how young people… Continue

Added by Elise on August 28, 2009 at 3:50pm — 1 Comment

Reflections on youth and work/employment in Bolivia and Peru (in Spanish)

Since community is about sharing...I have been encouraged to post up a recent and short contribution to open spaces and deepen the reflection on youth(s) and the roads, paths, shortcuts they face to fing and keep a dignifying work/employment. The study revised some concrete experiences in Bolivia (cities of Sucre, La Paz and El Alto) and in Lima - Peru (Metropolitan area and San Juan de Lurigancho), but mainly addresses some key issues and questions that hopefully can be used to better… Continue

Added by Paola Rozo on August 27, 2009 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

Vietnamese children raise their voices for action on climate change

Recently posted on the UNICEF website:

HANOI, Viet Nam, 24 August 2009 – Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, a 16-year-old girl from Da Nang Province, will not soon forget the two-day workshop she attended in Hanoi earlier this month. There, she had a chance not only to meet with children from all the regions of Viet Nam, but also to learn about and discuss an issue that could have an enormous impact on all children’s lives: climate change.… Continue

Added by Holly Courtright on August 25, 2009 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

20 years on, life is still tough for Romania's street children

The Observer recently published an article that followed up on a story originally written in 1996. The original story revealed the lives of Romanian street children struggling to survive after the country's 1989 revolution. Many homeless children were forced into lives of drugs and prostitution in order to survive.

This story (full article here) re-visits some of the children… Continue

Added by Elise on August 12, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Job Vacancy - Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (New York)

The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is currently looking for a Site Coordinator for Project Collegebound, an innovative project to promote college ready communities in underserved New York City communities. CACF, the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization, aims to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City. Founded in 1986, CACF advocates for improved policies, funding, and services for children… Continue

Added by Holly Courtright on August 10, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Job Vacancy - Little Kids Rock (Montclair, New Jersey)

About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in underfunded public schools. Little Kids Rock was founded in San Francisco in 2002 by David Wish, an elementary school teacher who had grown frustrated with the lack of music education funding at his school. Today,Little Kids Rock is one of the leading nonprofit providers of free lessons and instruments to low-income children in US… Continue

Added by Holly Courtright on August 10, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

Children’s schooling under threat from deepening poverty, warns UN official - UN News Center

5 August 2009 - UN News Center reports...

Poverty is the biggest threat to the educational development of children around the world, a senior United Nations official today warned hundreds of students gathered for the start of the first ever Global Model UN (GMUN) conference.

For full article, click here.

Added by Holly Courtright on August 6, 2009 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Call for Papers - 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

In preparation for the 2 day workshop - October 8-9, 2009 - celebrating the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the CRC, a call for written contributions has been made. Details are as follows:

NGOs and children are invited to submit written contributions on the 9 themes of the workshops, namely:


1. Defining the obligation to prevent violations

2. Discrimination against childhood

3. Children: Rights-holders versus… Continue

Added by Holly Courtright on August 6, 2009 at 9:56am — No Comments

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