20 Years - The Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Young Zimbabwean featured in 'Music by Prudence' champions disability rights

NEW YORK, USA, 15 June 2010 – The second Millennium Development Goal calls for universal primary education for all boys and girls, and Article 23 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child says that all children with disabilities have the right to special care and support so they can live full and independent lives. But for many children with diabilities in developing countries – especially in rural areas – few opportunities for education are accessible.

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Liberian youths report on injustices of education system in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, 11 January 2010 – As Liberia slowly recovers from a 14-year-long civil war, its educational system retains some of the lawlessness that reigned during the conflict.

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A right to freedom of religion is expressed in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, 29 December 2009 – When Emmanuel Mulbah, 18, moved in with his uncle several years ago, they became very close.  Emmanuel worked in his uncle’s shop, and would run it whenever his uncle was away.

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UNICEF Radio Digital Diaries: Motorbikes in Monrovia
MONROVIA, Liberia, 10 December 2009 – "Everywhere you go in Liberia, you will see motorbikes,” says Josephine Zogbaye, 18. “Many people don’t have access to cars, so anytime I’m going somewhere, I take a motorbike to avoid long distance walks so I won’t be late.”
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Digital Diarist Lydia, 18, discusses the challenges of education in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, 24 November 2009 – When Lydia graduated from school a few months ago, her future should have been boundless.  She had done well in school and was expecting good results on her university entrance exam.

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Young people appeal to world leaders at UN Summit on Climate Change
NEW YORK, USA, 22 September 2009 – A delegation of young people appealed to world leaders for meaningful action today at the UN Secretary-General’s Summit on Climate Change. The group of 13 young participants, ranging from 14 to 18 years of age, asked leaders to come together and make a difference on environmental sustainability.
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UNICEF and partners launch massive effort to reinvigorate Zimbabwe’s schools
NEW YORK, USA, 14 September 2009 – UNICEF and its partners are launching a massive campaign in Zimbabwe to get textbooks into school classrooms.
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Dorothy’s story: Youth journalist reports on preventing skin diseases in Southern Sudan

JUBA, Southern Sudan, 5 August 2009 – After growing up in Uganda as a refugee from Sudan’s internal conflict, Dorothy Lurit, 15, finally returned to Sudan last year and was shocked by the hygiene practices of some of her neighbours.

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Peter’s story: Youth journalist reports on food insecurity in Southern Sudan

JUBA, Southern Sudan, 3 August 2009 – "My mother is hungry," says 16-year-old Peter Yel. "Food prices are too high."

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Alfred’s story: Youth journalist reports on early marriage in Southern Sudan

JUBA, Southern Sudan, 24 July 2009 – Alfred Malish, 14, reports on the problem of early marriage in Southern Sudan.

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Youth journalist reports on the problem of school fees in Southern Sudan

JUBA, Southern Sudan, 13 July 2009 – Michael Lual is worried that this might be his last year of school. The 17-year-old is one of the top students at Juba Day School in Juba, Southern Sudan, but he is struggling to pay his school fees.

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'The Youth Times' newspaper speaks volumes for Palestinian teenagers

NEW YORK, USA, 25 June 2009 – Although much of the news from the Occupied Palestinian Territory is focused on violence and conflict, there is different, yet just as important, reporting happening on the ground in the region – reporting from a distinctly youth perspective.

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Influx of refugees creates silent emergency in eastern Cameroon

DHAHONG, Cameroon, 6 July 2009 – On the surface, the refugee situation in eastern Cameroon looks like a success, but it is also one of immense chaos. Since 2002, over 60,000 refugees from the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) have been integrated into host communities here.

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Changing behaviour to prevent HIV and AIDS in Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia, 5 May 2009 – UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Chinyanta Chimba, 19, talks about behaviour change and AIDS prevention in Zambia.

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