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Global Youth

It Is Time for an International Children's Court

Gordon Brown | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

While no human rights treaty is more widely ratified than the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and while governments are required to report on their compliance on children's rights once every five years, little is done in practice to end the violation of children's rights. It is time for an International Children's Court.

Young People on the March for Education

Chernor Bah | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Chernor Bah

Today's youth are more connected, more aware and more engaged than we probably ever have been. And on the one issue that is the most important for our future -- and the present -- the issue of education, we are now taking over!

Adolescents in Adult Bodies: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies

Seema Manohar | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Seema Manohar

Lost in transition between childhood and adulthood, adolescence is undoubtedly a daunting phase to be in one's life. The adolescents I meet are strong and inspiring despite living in the midst of humanitarian crises, witnessing humanity's worst cruelties on a daily basis.

Interview: Secretary Clinton's Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Natalia Brzezinski

Zeenat Rahman knows the "demographic youth bulge is an opportunity not a burden." She promotes positive youth engagement and meaningful interactions through story-telling, policy initiatives and private sector partnerships focusing on mentorship and entrepreneurship.

A Step in the Right Direction on Youth Empowerment

Alex Wirth | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Alex Wirth

If the United States and the State Department are serious about properly empowering young people, there is more that needs to be done to achieve this goal.

Rising Millenials: How the Developing World's Youth Can Change Business

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roberto Ramos

If done correctly, business can make powerful contributions to the empowerment of the developing world's youth, and they can reciprocate with the power of their pocket books.