Blog posts

Young people demand sexual and reproductive health and rights information

From UN Aids

Sexual and reproductive health and rights information, education and evidence-informed data are key to ensuring that young people know how to protect themselves from HIV and access HIV testing and treatment. This was the main message from an event—Breaking Down Barriers to Youth Empowerment—organized by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United […]

25 May 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Youth Video Competition 2017

The Competition
If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about the inspiring actions you are taking to combat climate change in a compelling and concise maximum three minute video. We would like you to showcase for us a project or campaign you are involved in which relates to […]

9 May 2017|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

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 Mother Earth Day, the United Nations Environment Programme will launch Young Champions of the Earth, a new initiative to spot […]

24 April 2017|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

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 our remaining heritage will depend largely on the decisions and actions of the present generation of young people who will […]

18 April 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

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 root causes and consequences – poverty, unequal gender and social norms and lack of access to education, including sexuality education.
Bringing […]

13 April 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

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. The radical concepts selected cover a wide range of innovations going from an alternative to satellite imagery, to improved aircraft […]

13 April 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

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, in-situ citywide approach to slum upgrading and prevention in its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP).
PSUP, an initiative of the African, […]

30 March 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

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 how to protect young people from the dangers and challenges of the social media, related to ethical, legal, social and […]

30 March 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

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 support. Access to a small piece of land and assistance from a NGO supported by UN Women helped Maheshe stand […]

30 March 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

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 Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Mobile Learning Week, which wrapped up last Friday, gathered hands-on education specialists, private sector and […]

29 March 2017|Blog|