Todays generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known. For many of them, growing up will not be a peaceful time, with armed conflict disrupting their lives and often uprooting them entirely. 12th August is the International Youth Day and this year we celebrate those young people who are working tirelessly to build and protect peace. Read on to learn how you can do your share.
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Whether travelling to one of the worlds 1,017 places called San Francisco or delivering disaster relief to the feet of Sagarmatha also known as Qomolangma, Shengmu Feng and Mount Everest standardized geographical names can mean the difference between lost in translation and getting lost. As the UN Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names (UNCSGN) turns 50 this month, we sat down with Cecille Blake of UN DESAs Statistics Division who told us, why names of places are important for sustainable development.
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A total of 43 countries reported on their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the second High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which concluded in New York on 19 July. Each countrys Voluntary National Review was followed by questions from other countries and from civil society representatives, in a unique process introduced by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.