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Analyzing the Performance of Barack Obama as the President

Analyzing the Performance of Barack Obama as the President

January 20, 2017 would be Barack Obama’s last day in office after serving 8 years as the president of the world’s most powerful country, United States. Our team at the Youth Observer analyzes the presidency of Barack Obama by running all his numbers and highlighting all his significant achievements as the president. As of September 2016, Obama has an approval ... Read More »

Wilderness will End from the World in the next 85 years, A New Study Shows.

Wilderness will End from the World in the next 85 years, A New Study Shows.

A study published in Current Biology says modern day practices will eliminate the world’s remaining wilderness in less than 85 years if nothing is done. Wilderness, the undeveloped lands and forests of our world that have defied civilization’s attempts to tame them, are in danger of disappearing entirely. A new study published in Current Biology shows that attempts to protect ... Read More »

Top 10 Most Charitable Countries in the World

Top 10 Most Charitable Countries in the World

Charities Aid Foundation, using data gathered by Gallup, publishes an annual report called The World Giving Index (WGI) which ranks over 130 countries in the world according to how charitable they are. We see the top 10 most charitable countries in the world according to the report:   #10: MALAYSIA #9: IRELAND #8: SRI LANKA #7: NETHERLANDS #6: UNITED KINGDOM #5: AUSTRALIA ... Read More »

Leading Causes of Death in Africa

Leading Causes of Death in Africa

The continent of Africa has the lowest life expectancy in the world. Average life expectancy for African men is 58 years while for women it is slightly higher at 61 years which is at least 20 years lower than those of developed countries. Deadly diseases like HIV, AIDS, Malaria and various infections have a big role to play. Millions of people ... Read More »

What is Zika Virus and Why We Should Be Worried?

What is Zika Virus and Why We Should Be Worried?

Zika virus is a virus transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito. It was first detected in 1947 in the Zika forest in Uganda, Africa. In most people there are no obvious symptoms, but in 20% of people it causes mild fever, rashes, conjunctivitis and muscle pain. This low percentage is actually bad news because it makes it very hard ... Read More »

Climate Change Short Film Competition

Climate Change Short Film Competition

The Flim4Climate Global Competition invites filmmakers between the ages of 14-35 years old from all over the world to showcase their talents and create a Public Service Advertisement (PSA) (less than 1 min) or a short film (1-5 minutes) about climate action. THE VIDEOS SHOULD SHOW A PERSONAL CLIMATE CHANGE NARRATIVE: -What does climate change mean to you? -What are ... Read More »

UNIDO Research Paper Competition 2016

UNIDO Research Paper Competition 2016

UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Research Paper Competition is open to young people around the world (born between 1986 and 1993), who are interested in addressing the role of industry 4.0 in achieving a sustainable future. Target Group: People worldwide born between 1991 and 1998 Deadline for submission: 15 October 2016, by 00:00 CET (GMT+1) The competition is organized by UNIDO, the ... Read More »

UN International Day of Peace Youth Video Competition

UN International Day of Peace Youth Video Competition

The Education Outreach Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information invites young people from around the world between the ages of 15 and 24 to submit 10- to 15-second videos in English on how the Sustainable Development Goals can build peace. When making your videos, think about why ending poverty, addressing climate change, forging equality and ensuring access ... Read More »

Water Contamination In China [Pictures]

Water Contamination In China [Pictures]

China is the second largest economy in terms of GDP. Over the past few years, the Chinese economy is rapidly growing but that rapid growth comes with a heavy cost i.e. pollution. In 2012 more than 50% of China’s reservoirs and lakes were contaminated which made them unsuitable for consumption.  China’s water is worse than it was ever before in ... Read More »