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Youth as Change Agents to Curb Corruption in Latin America

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In the development world, children are often seen as the powerless victims of poverty, hunger, and social inequality, but research suggests that young people can often be powerful forces for change. From disease prevention and improved hygienic habits, information presented to children in school and through social and other media is often then passed on to parents, households, and even communities, thus encouraging positive change from the ground up. And fortunately, it appears that development experts are catching on!
 
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The Role of Young People Living with HIV in the Prevention Revolution

I’m sure that a lot of us have heard at least once about HIV; about its effects on health, about its impact on entire countries and specifically on certain populations - in most of the cases populations affected by discrimination. Some of us have not just heard about HIV, some of us are living with it. 

Have a look inside the COP

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You've probably been hearing a lot about COP 16 in the news—the United Nations climate conference, currently taking place in Cancun, Mexico. In case you're feeling kind of far removed from all the action, this video gives you an inside peek. It shows the exhibition area, where different NGOs are displaying what they are doing to address climate change in their home countries.

Do poverty and climate change affect you?

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Maybe the summers where you live are hotter than ever. Maybe there’s a kid who works in your neighborhood restaurant when he should be at school instead. Have you ever stopped to think about the repercussions of climate change or poverty in your life? It can be so subtle that quite often we don’t even notice.

Happy Young and Future Generations Day!

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By Julie Fink, WAGGGS Youth Delegate From Denmark

Today was a special day at COP 16: A day dedicated to youth and future generations. We think it is important to recognize the role of young people in the UNFCCC negotations, since we are the ones who are going to experience the consequences of climate change on a large scale.

Last day at the Conference of Youth

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By Fatima Irais Espinosa Rodriguez, WAGGGS Youth Delegate From Mexico

We started the day with a relaxing dynamic in order to meet and keep in touch with someone from the Conferene of Youth (COY 6) before starting the exciting and busy week that is ahead. We found a person who was not from our own delegation and exchanged information and ideas so as to be in contact and start a new friendship.

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