UN Environment launches Young Champions of the Earth Competition

From UN Environment

UN Environment launches global competition for environmental solutions from young people
Six Young Champions will receive $15,000 each in seed funding and intensive mentoring to help bring their big ideas to life

 Today, on International […]

UN cultural agency promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage

From UN News
Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route.
The future of […]

How to stop School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Across the African continent, gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy and HIV continue to be serious issues that are preventing young people from achieving their full potential. These issues are interconnected, with many of the same […]

Meet the finalists of the “Fly Your Ideas 2017” student competition

Five student teams from Australia, China, France, Nigeria and the United Kingdom will compete in the final round of the fifth edition of Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas global challenge, organised in partnership with UNESCO. […]

Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme Empowers Women and Girls through Community-Managed Funding

From UN Habitat
Drawing from its extensive experience in building inclusive governance capacity, promoting adequate housing, and improvement of living standards for people living in slums through implementing slum upgrading projects, UN-Habitat has consolidated an integrated, […]

Kuwait Conference addresses the challenges for an ethical and safe cyberspace for youth

The first conference on protecting children and youth from the risks of social media activities was held in Kuwait from 21 to 23 March 2017. It aimed at examining innovative ways and measures on […]

From where I stand: “We barely had a meal in three days”

From UN Women
Florence Luanda Maheshe found herself in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo with six children to feed and barely enough food. Once the camp closed, she was left with no […]

Mobile solutions to empower, educate refugees and displaced persons take spotlight at UN forum

Via UN News


28 March 2017 – Several initiatives to improve learning through mobile technologies were presented during the Mobile Learning Week 2017, a recently-concluded five-day event held at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations […]

UNESCO-China project advances ICT in teacher training in 10 African countries

China announced an extra USD4 million in funds to advance the UNESCO-China-Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) Information and Communication Technology in teacher training project, at a meeting at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris on April 19-20, 2016.
The meeting, “Harnessing Technology […]

Girls in crisis settings overlooked for life-saving care, say health advocates

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BEIRUT, Lebanon – “To be pregnant in the middle of a humanitarian setting is already a dangerous situation, but for girls aged 15 to 19 the risk of pregnancy-related death is […]