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Mayors vow to work together with youth climate activists

C40 Cities will create a Global Youth Initiative, bringing together leaders of climate movements from all over the world, to work with mayors Announcement comes out of several days of collaboration at C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark 11 Oct. 2019 – Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen alongside fellow mayors from Seattle ... Read More »

Youth arrested in connection with Barguna Rifat murder

Dhaka, June 27 – A youth was arrested from BKP area in Barguna town yesterday in connection with the Wednesday’s killing of a man in front of his wife. The arrest comes after a video went viral on social media depicting the victim, identified as Rifar Sharif, 23, was being stabbed indiscriminately by a group of assailants in broad daylight ... Read More »

Barguna youth hacked dead before his wife

Barguna, June 26 (UMNB) – A young man was hacked to death by miscreants in front of his wife in the district town on Wednesday morning. The deceased was identified as Rifat Sharif, 22, son of Dulal Sharif of Maitha Labongola in Sadar upazila. Witnesses said four miscreants, including Nayan and Rifat Farazi, swooped on Sharif at the main gate ... Read More »

The new face of activism: Youth

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, May 30 2019 (IPS) – Rather than waiting for adults to act, more young girls and boys are standing up and speaking out on the world’s pressing issues. In recent years, the international community has seen a rise in youth engagement from education activist Malala Yousafzai to climate change warrior Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez. “More often than not, ... Read More »

SDGs ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’

Unless the world faces its “social, economic and environmental challenges head-on”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will not be met. Addressing the final plenary of the UN Youth Forum on Tuesday, he warned that “the once-in-a-generation opportunity we have to end poverty and bring lasting prosperity for all on a healthy planet, ... Read More »

Hundreds of thousands join world youth climate demo

Hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday to march through the streets. For an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change. Classrooms in capitals from Bangkok to Berlin and Lagos to London emptied as organizers of the student strike called demonstrations in more than 100 countries. ... Read More »