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Gender equality, education and the environment at the forefront of new SDG Advocate campaigns

Back in May, six innovative public figures joined the battle to push the world towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Each of the new official SDG...

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Social media use may harm teens' mental health by disrupting positive activities, study says

Social media use has been linked to depression, especially in teenage girls. But a new study argues that the issue may be more complex than experts think.

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Fewer parents smoke when pediatricians offer tobacco screening, treatment

Parents who smoke may be more likely to quit when they receive tobacco screening and smoking cessation treatment from their child’s pediatrician than when they don’t get this...

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Poorer kids may have less shade in their schoolyards

Elementary schools with the greatest proportions of poor children may have the least amount of shade in their schoolyards where kids spend their recess, a new U.S. study finds.

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Child soldiers and deaths surge in Mali as violence worsens

The number of children forced to join armed groups in Mali has doubled since last year amid worsening jihadist and ethnic violence, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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برنامج الأغذية العالمي يكافح عمالة الأطفال بالتمكين الاقتصادي في ست عشرة محافظة مصرية

ينفذ برنامج الأغذية العالمي بالشراكة مع الاتحاد الأوروبي، والحكومة المصرية مشروعا لمكافحة عمالة الأطفال بعدد من المدارس المجتمعية بمحافظة الأقصر بهدف إتاحة الفرص التعليمية ومكافحة...

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‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day

Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to...

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Venezuelan refugees recruited as child soldiers in Colombia: Report

As Venezuelans flee their country in search of safety and economic security, another set of dangers awaits them across the border.

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Moving during early pregnancy may increase preterm birth risk

Moving to a new home during the first three months of pregnancy may add stresses that increase a woman’s risk of having a premature birth, low birth weight and a baby that’s small...

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Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails ‘very important step’

The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia’s decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their...

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‘Agents of change’: Survivors unite against child marriage

 Rawda got married when she was a 15-year-old in Homs, years before the Syrian civil war. It was an arranged marriage, and she barely knew her 22-year-old husband-to-be, who was the...

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Another ‘devastating week’ for children in the Middle East and North Africa

July had seen another “devastating week” for children living through conflict and instability in the Middle East and North Africa, with killings and other violent acts committed...

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Security Council must ‘come together’ to address the plight of children trapped in armed conflict, says UN envoy

It is “vitally important” that the Security Council “come together” on the current plight of children affected by armed conflict across the globe”, Virginia Gamba, the United...

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World Breastfeeding Week 2019 to spotlight importance of family-friendly policies

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti...

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UN urges probe into shooting of Sudan schoolchildren

 The United Nations called for a probe into the killing of five schoolchildren at a Sudan rally as protesters piled on pressure on army rulers to transfer power ahead of talks on...

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