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Global Youth Wellbeing Index: Our Two Cents

With half of the world’s population under the age of 25, much attention is now being focussed on the need to address youth needs and ensure they fulfil their potential.

A new report, compiled by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), assesses the wellbeing of young people in 30 high-to-low income countries across 40 indicators.

Philanthropy Heroes Honoured at Inyathelo Awards

Twelve exceptional individuals have been honoured at the prestigious 6th annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, including two former car guards, a National Living Treasure, a transgender activist and a Grade 6 pupil from St John’s Preparatory School. The awards, which took place at The Campus in Johannesburg tonight (Tuesday 30 October 2012), were established by Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement in 2007 to acknowledge, celebrate and profile those who have committed their personal resources towards broader social development in South Africa.

The Code is Embraced by South Africa’s Tourism Sector to Combat and Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation

South Africa. At least 40 000 children in South Africa are exploited as child prostitutes each year.  The number of trafficked and exploited children is not known. Tourists, visiting businessmen and locals, sexually abuse and exploit these trafficked and enslaved children.

The Code is Embraced by South Africa’s Tourism Sector to Combat and Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation

South Africa - At least 40,000 children in South Africa are exploited as child prostitutes each year. The number of trafficked and exploited children is not known. Tourists, visiting businessmen and locals, sexually abuse and exploit these trafficked and enslaved children. Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) has brought the Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code) to South Africa. The Code is an instrument of self-regulation and corporate social responsibility, which provides increased protection to children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism.

Invitation: Online debate on India-Brazil- South Africa (IBSA) Policy Dialogue Forum

In partnership with the Ideas for Development blog, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is launching an online debate that will contribute with inputs for the forthcoming IBSA Academic Forum, which will be hosted by IPC-IG on 12-13 April in Brasilia, Brazil.

We invite you to participate in this discussion and reflect about the following issues:

- What is the role of the emerging countries in shaping world politics?

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