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Diplomat Artist Buzz on “Safer Internet Day”. UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is offering a message of greater safety for children on the Internet, but could this translate into controls that undermine freedom & empower both democratic & despotic authorities?

http://diplomatartist.com/safer-internet-for-children-wout-suffocating-freedom/

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From Toddler to Aged, Future Jobs are from Education to Care
Diplomat Artist Buzz on where the jobs are & link to ILO Report.
As we get older, we need more education & care, as is the case for the youngest of our global citizens. This is also where the jobs are …
http://diplomatartist.com/from-toddler-to-aged-future-jobs-are-from-education-to-care/

On UN Day, Ban Celebrates Organization’s Continuing Commitment for a Better WorldBan Ki-moon: “At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized & vulnerable.
On United Nations Day, I call on Governments & individuals to work in common cause for the common good.” To mark the occasion, there will be a special concert featuring world-renowned concert pianist, Lang Lang, 16-time Grammy Award Winner – Sting, & youth musicians from acclaimed El Sistema programme at UN Headquarters, NYC.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49158#.VEqM1eeBG2k

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Mr. Alhendawi, UN Envoy on Youth, reiterated support for two initiatives: a comprehensive strategy on youth that aims at increasing youth participation in governance processes, prevent violence & promote reintegration, stimulate employment & economic empowerment of youth including through providing employment skills to the youth.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48989#.VC3TiOeBG2k

UN Online Program for Young People

The UN spotlights LITERACY for a more sustainable future on International Day. The website www.un.org/youthenvoy “makes the UN accessible to young people by bringing all the youth-related news and opportunities in the UN system to one place.”

Blog Report: AFGHANISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS – IT’S INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY, By Susan Sacirbey
Around the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to the United Nations, we celebrate International Youth Day this year on 12 August.   In 2012, the theme is: “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth.” It is focused on developing and engaging in partnerships with and for youth. –MORE–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/afghanistan-to-the-united-nations-its-international-youth-day/55496Image

Blog Report: FIRST SUB-SAHARA AFRICA WORLD BOOK CLUB SELECTED, By Ambassador Mo

Nigerian city of Port Harcourt is selected by UNESCO as the 2014 World Book Capital. Port Harcourt was selected for the quality of the program-focus on youth and the impact it will have on improving Nigeria’s culture of books, reading, writing and publishing to improve literacy rates. –More–

http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/first-sub-sahara-africa-world-book-capital-selected/54800Image

Watch Film Report: YOUTH JOBS FORUM
The International Labor Organization just concluded its Youth Employment Forum in Geneva. The Head of the ILO Juan Somavia has been at forefront in calling for more focus on economic growth & jobs, particularly for the globe’s youth who are facing an unprecedented employment crisis. He has accused Europe of having failed its youth – favoring austerity over jobs for its younger members. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/movie/youth-jobs-forum/30716

MONEY BUZZ Report: EUROPE FAILING ITS YOUTH? By Ambassador Mo
“Many European countries stuck in “austerity-led recession,” are looking at crisis from a purely financial point of view, while public is asking “what about us? We’re paying cost for a crisis we had no responsibility whatsoever in producing”, offered International Labor Organization Dr-Gen Juan Somavia, who noted greatest impact of austerity & resurgent economic crisis is again global youth. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/europe-failing-its-youth/52808Image

Blog Report: UNSG BAN Ki-MOON DOES A GOOGLE+ HANGOUT, By Ambassador Mo
Doing his first ever Google+ Hangout UNSG with 6 young people from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe & the United States, who were selected to take part in consultation with partners in civil society & academia, offered “I make it a point not just to listen to ambassadors & presidents. I get so much out of listening to people like you. That is why I want to hear your ideas.”  –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/unsg-ban-ki-moon-does-g-hangout/50113Image