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Biking for Your Light

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I recently attended the Young Commonwealth Climate Change Summit - for those of you not familiar with the Commonwealth, it's an association of 53 countries, most of which were formerly part of the British Empire. The summit brought together youth from a wide range of member countries, as well as many organizations and leaders working on tackling climate change.

Food Security and Climate Change Challenge Badge

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FAO Waggs Climate Change and Food Security Challenge BadgeDid you know that climate change—along with its numerous other sins— poses a threat to food security? For example, changes in rainfall patterns will affect poeple's ability to grow food and feed livestock. There are other connections between climate change and food, too.

Ask your question and join the debate on 'What Now? The World Beyond the Crisis'

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How should the world look after the global finanical and economic crisis? Ask experts your questions and hear them debate the issue.

A special high-level panel will discuss the post-economic crisis world on Friday, October 2, in Istanbul during the Annual Meetings.

Of Literacy and Lying...

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Have you ever felt you're not learning much in school? I certainly had that problem, although I have to admit that was mostly because of an unfortunate tendency to daydream...the one thing I did learn was how to lie, but that's only because I went to a really strict school where you had to be quick with excuses for things like why you were late, or weren't wearing your school blazer and other such terrible misdemeanors.

Essay Competition: Youth Entrepreneurship in Times of Crisis

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Did you know that in many regions, unemployment among youth is easily 2-3 times higher than for adults. Especially in developing countries, the school-to-work transition can be a long and tedious process, during which young people leave school, become jobless and spend time moving between unemployment, inactivity and informal employment.

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