World Youth Report 2003

Author: United Nations. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211302285
Release Date: 2004

Young people make up almost one fifth of the world's population, with close to 85 per cent living in developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. This publication considers the parallel realities that govern the lives of young people throughout the world, exploring the opportunities, achievements and hopes that exist for some, as well as the lost potential, inequalities, vulnerabilities and discrimination that affects many youth. This review is based on the findings of a UN expert group meeting, held in Helsinki in October 2002. Issues discussed include: current trends and priorities for global youth policy, focusing on the ten priority areas highlighted in the 1995 World Programme of Action for Youth to the year 2000 and beyond; as well as five new issues of concern that have emerged since then, focusing on the impact on young people of globalisation; information and communication technologies (ICT); HIV/AIDS; armed conflict situations; demographic changes, family structures and intergenerational relations.

World Youth Report 2005

Author: United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211302447
Release Date: 2005

It is ten years since the General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth in 1995. This publication deals with fifteen identified priority issues, grouped under three main contexts in which youth deal with challenges and concerns: youth in a global economy, youth in civil society, and youth at risk. It reports over 200 million youth living in poverty, 130 million youth illiterate, 88 million unemployed and 10 million young people living with HIV/AIDS.

World Youth Report 2007

Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211302579
Release Date: 2008-02

Today's young people are the best educated generation of youth in history. However, the World Youth Report 2007 argues that for many young people, the transition to adulthood is slowed down by poverty and their inability to find decent work. The Report provides an in-depth look at key issues of concern to youth in the major regions of the world and points out that because of social and cultural constraints, many young people are excluded from accessing quality education, decent employment, health and other resources and services. The Report emphasizes that policymakers must focus not only on developing young people's capacities through greater investment in areas such as education, health and skills training, but they must also provide and protect opportunities for young people to participate in development as a matter of priority. For the first time, the Report introduces a statistical annex that provides data on youth development indicators. The World Youth Report 2007 is the third publication in a series that began in 2003.

Jugendliche als T ter und Opfer von Gewalt

Author: Peter Imbusch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531919966
Release Date: 2010-09-13
Genre: Social Science

Das Buch präsentiert Beiträge, die sich mit dem Phänomen der Jugendgewalt vornehmlich in Entwicklungsländern auseinandersetzen. Es beleuchtet Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten von Jugendgewalt zwischen „Erster“ und „Dritter Welt“; es fragt nach den unterschiedlichen Kontexten der Gewalt; es setzt sich mit der schwierigen Lebens- und Überlebenssituation von Jugendlichen unter gewalttätigen gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen auseinander; es beleuchtet angesichts geringer Partizipationsmöglichkeiten die Rolle von Jugendlichen in Nachkriegsgesellschaften; und es zeichnet verunsichernde Diskurs- und Sicherheitsstrategien im Umgang mit Jugendlichen nach, welche die Jugendlichen eher diskriminieren als dazu beitragen, ihre Handlungen und Verhaltensweisen zu verstehen. Die beispielhaften Auseinandersetzungen mit der Thematik Jugend und Gewalt werden eingerahmt von Überlegungen zu den Hintergründen und Ursachen von Jugendgewalt sowie eher konzeptionellen Überlegungen zu den Innovationen der Gewaltforschung, die am Beispiel jugendlicher Amokläufer und School Shooter exemplifiziert werden.

Jewish Youth around the World 1990 2010

Author: Erik H. Cohen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004278202
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Religion

In Jewish Youth around the World 1990-2010, Erik Cohen offers a rich and multi-faceted picture of Jewish adolescents and young adults today. Based on numerous empirical studies it is pioneering in its international, comparative approach to the population.

Negotiating the Livelihoods of Children and Youth in Africa s Urban Spaces

Author: M. F. C. Bourdillon
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9782869785045
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

This book deals with problems facing children and youth in African cities today. African populations have high growth rates and, consequently, relatively high proportions of young people. Population growth in rural areas has stretched resources leading to urban migration and a rapid growth of cities. Economies have not grown apace with the population; and in some countries, economies have even shrunk. The result is a severe lack of resources in cities to meet the needs of the growing populations, shown in high unemployment, inadequate housing, poor services, and often extreme poverty. All the essays in this book draw attention to such urban environments, in which children and youth have to live and survive. The title of this book speaks of negotiating livelihoods. The concept of 'livelihood' has been adopted to incorporate the social and physical environment together with people's responses to it. It considers not only material, but also human and social resources, including local knowledge and understanding. It, thus, considers the material means for living in a broader context of social and cultural interpretation. It, therefore, does not deal only with material and economic existence, but also with leisure activities, entertainments and other social forms of life developed by young people in response to the dictates of the environment. The book contains country-specific case studies of the problems faced by youths in many African cities, how they develop means to solve them, and the various creative ways through which they improve their status, both economically and socially, in the different urban spaces. It recognizes the potentials of young people in taking control of their lives within the constraints imposed upon them by the society. This book is a valuable contribution to the field of child and youth development, and a useful tool for parents, teachers, academics, researchers as well as government and non government development agencies.

Preventing Amphetamine type Stimulant Use Among Young People

Author: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211482232
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Amphetamine-type stimulants are drugs that excite or speed up the central nervous system. ATS use can result in a range of immediate and long-term harm to individuals and is exacting a great toll on families and communities around the world. The present Guide is aimed at policymakers in the field of drug abuse prevention. As such, it concentrates on providing essential information on the reasons why it is crucial to work to prevent ATS abuse and the most important principles to do so effectively.

Report on the World Social Situation 2003

Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211302315
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the 16th in the series of reports which seek to identify emerging international socio-economic trends. The 2003 report has two new main features, taking a thematic approach by addressing the issue of social vulnerability in depth; and secondly, it attempts to increase its policy relevance by putting forward explicit policy recommendations. Aspects of social vulnerability discussed include: income insecurity and barriers to employment, social disadvantage including children's education and health, youth drug abuse and juvenile delinquency, socio-cultural discrimination, rights-based approaches, the conditions of migrants, older people, people with disabilities and indigenous peoples, and policy options for the reduction of vulnerabilities.

Child Adolescent and Family Development

Author: Phillip T. Slee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107402164
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Psychology

Provides a comprehensive study if human development from conception to adulthood. It explores the foundations of modern development thought, through the work of researchers such as Freud and Erikson, and also incorporates the latest international research. Slee at Flinders, Campbell at QUT, Spears at Uni of South Australia.

Perspectives on Thought Leadership for Africa s Renewal

Author: Kondlo, Kwandiwe
Publisher: Africa Institute of South Africa
ISBN: 9780798304528
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Political Science

This book outlines perspectives of emerging and established African scholars on what one could describe as the debate on leadership and the articulation of the life of the mind in Africa's socio-economic, political and cultural life from the time of independence to date. The papers contained in the book cover the following thematic areas: Alternative Leadership Paradigm for Africa's Advancement; African Perspectives on Globalisation and international relations; Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance; Scientific, Technological and Cultural Dimensions of African Development. The first section deals with alternative leadership paradigms for Africa's advancement. It also debates the 'thin line' separating management studies from leadership studies and untangles the hermeneutic complexities in the term 'leadership'. Section two examines among other things, the crucial challenge of globalisation and public ethics and others African perspectives. The section also interrogates the current complexities and credibility deficits in the global governance of trade and towards the end engages philosophical questions about conscience and consciousness in African development and progress. The debates in section three continue to section four and focus on the overall issues of language and liberation, the significance of Multi-, Inter and Trans-Disciplinary Approaches in the analysis of the African continent, appropriate indigenous paradigms for promoting the African renaissance as well as a series of debates on the meaning and prospects of regional integration in Africa's renewal. This provides just a snapshot of a very wide ranging and interesting debate contained in the publication.

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Pamela Abbott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134382446
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Genre: Social Science

This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes: new chapters on sexuality and the media additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body many new international and comparative examples the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies. In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.

Arab Media Moguls

Author: Naomi Sakr
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857737472
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Performing Arts

People are on the move across the Arab world, organizing politically in new ways. The Arab media have also undergone a transformation and are still in a state of flux. It is therefore crucial to be able to discuss political initiatives in the region in the light of media developments. This authoritative book answers key questions about the connections between media and political change in the Arab world. Using research into, for example, practices of Internet users, journalists, demonstrators and producers of reality TV, it explores the interface between public interaction over the airwaves, at the polls and on the streets. A lively group of contributors explores such issues as whether young people are served well by new media, whether blogging is an influential political tool, whether satellite news helps or hinders diasporic communities politically, and much more. Engaging with debates at the heart of public affairs and popular culture in Arab countries, this book addresses everyone who seeks to grasp the media politics of this central, often misunderstood region.