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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 for Quality Teacher Training in Africa”, addressed the achievements and lessons learned in the first three project countries: Côte d’Ivoire, […]

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

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

From UNFPA
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 already twice as high than for somebody in their twenties. For girls aged 10 to 14, the risk is five […]

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

How mobile technology is empowering displaced youth learners

From UNESCO
Roland Kalamo lives and studies at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. The Congolese university student and youth community activist is pursuing a degree in Applied Arts. “It is human behaviour to think that everyone is just like you and that we all are the same,” he says. “Yet, the similarities we have as humans […]

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

Young women call for increased women’s leadership, and change in the world of work

From UN Women

Young women attending the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women met UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street on 17 March. The statue, placed by Boston-based company State Street Global Advisors on Bowling Green, in the heart […]

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

ESD youth leaders train to become change agents

From UNESCO
Four workshops were held in February 2017 in New Delhi, Nairobi, Dublin and Beirut to empower youth leaders on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). More than 130 young people in the 18-35 age group, all of whom are active leaders in sustainable development in their communities and regions in over 30 countries, attended the […]

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

When youth shine, India shines

From UNV
A testament to India’s Society Above Self mantra – these volunteers are the force for social change.
A young man walks down a crowded street. To the left of him is a gang offering him quick cash to join them. To the right is a group of young volunteers, cleaning up the nearby river, handing […]

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

Mobile Learning Week: Education and technology converge to provide solutions for displaced people

From UNESCO
Mobile Learning Week, UNESCO’s yearly flagship ICT in education conference, opened on Monday 20 March 2017 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Focusing on ‘Education in emergencies and crises’, this year’s event is organized in partnership with UNHCR and examines how new and affordable technologies can provide learning opportunities for displaced.
The sixth edition of Mobile […]

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

Call to Action to Close Digital Gender Gap

From UNESCO
On 15 March, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, co-chaired the Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide, with the Chief Executive Officer of GSMA, Mr Mats Granryd. The event was held within the framework of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Digital Development in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China.
The Working Group launched the new report, […]

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

UNESCO and Fundación Semilla present school violence prevention strategies at international forum

From UNESCO
Fundación Semilla has developed a play kit that uses emotions, empathy and diversity to help prevent violence in schools. The teaching tool, part of a school violence prevention project by UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago), will be presented in Ottawa, Canada at the Third Forum on […]

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

Statistical Commission adds last piece for full implementation of SDGs

From UN DESA
Two years after the Commission created the Inter-agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), the global statistical community has come together to fulfill the promise of delivering a global indicator framework for the 2030 Agenda as requested by the UN General Assembly.

By adopting the SDGs indicator framework today, the international community has a […]

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