The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games may have ended, but the legacy of an active lifestyle and commitments to sport have endured. Since the Games, medal-winning athletes have been inspiring communities around the country as they have visited local schools and attended events. 1.4 million more people are playing sport once a week since London won the bid in 2005, and £1 billion has been invested into youth and community sport.
We could scream but no one will hear us, they cover our mouths and threaten us.
Graffiti art in Suq al-Juma’a
Residents of Suq al-Juma’a have been beautifying their neighbourhood since the conflict ended. Along the main wall are murals painted by young artists who won a local design competition.
Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt visited Libya 6-8 December. As well as calls on the new Libyan government he met British nurses at the Oil Centre medical clinic, re-launced the British Council in Tripoli, took a tour of the notorious Abu Saleem prison and visited a community project.
(photo via Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
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A panel led by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague answered questions on climate change from an international youth audience on 8 November.
An international youth audience will put their questions on climate change to a panel led by Foreign Secretary William Hague in a live webcast on 8 November.
Joining the Foreign Secretary will be Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ambassador Mxakato-Diseko of South Africa, and Martin Davidson, Chief Executive at the British Council. Television presenter Rick Edwards will chair the discussion and put questions from the international audience to the panel.
You can watch the webcast live on 8 November from 1400 GMT (Registration required).
12 August marks 2011 International Youth Day: Change Our World and the culmination of the International Year of Youth. The day offers an opportunity for the international community to call attention to their efforts to support and invest in future generations.
Click through to take a look at the work being done to create greater opportunities for the young men and women of Afghanistan.