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Announcement of EU collaboration on the first UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth welcomes the announced collaboration today from the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s Foreign & Security Policy Service, to work with the United Nations and the Anna Lindh Foundation, to co-organize a Youth, Peace and Security consultation for young people from Europe for the 2250 Progress Study […]

24 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

How mobile technology is empowering displaced youth learners

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

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|

‘#BankTheYouth: Smart Policies for Youth Financial Access’ – UNCDF



Dakar, SENEGAL – UNCDF is proud to announce a new exciting initiative for 2017! In partnership with Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), UNCDF is embarking on an advocacy campaign titled “#BankTheYouth,” which seeks to increase access to responsible, accessible and affordable financial services for youth. To launch this campaign, UNCDF is sponsoring several […]

23 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘International Youth Forum: Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road’ – UNESCO



From 17-22 April 2017, UNESCO and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO are co-organizing an International Youth Forum in collaboration with the Municipalities of Changsha and Quanzhou, which will bring together young women and men from 65 countries along the Silk Roads. The objectives of the Forum are to promote youth advocacy on creativity […]

23 March 2017|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

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|

Ahead of International Day, UN and Smurfs team up to promote happiness and sustainable development

Via UN News

18 March 2017 – Every person – no matter how big, small or blue – can make the world more peaceful, equitable and healthy, the United Nations today told young people at a special ceremony for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that included the Smurfs and a handover of the key to […]

20 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘Football Pitch Make-over through Design Thinking’ – UN Habitat

Via UN Habitat

A lot was happening in Mlango Kubwa’s football pitch last week. Mlango Kubwa is a ward in the Mathare informal settlement in Kenya. Mathare has approximately 500,000 residence; Mango Kubwa itself has approximately 50,000 residents of which 70% of the population is 24 and under.

After its inauguration by the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio […]

20 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|