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Secretary-General’s remarks at Open Debate of the Security Council on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace

New York, 23 April 2015

I am honoured by the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan – which has so ably led the Security Council this month.

His Royal Highness is the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the Security Council. This is perfect for today’s discussion.

He is not yet […]

24 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

10 things you didn’t know about the world’s population

On April 13th leaders from around the world opened the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development to take stock of the world’s development and the welfare of its people.

Below are 10 little-known facts about the world as it stands today. Together, they show signs of enormous progress – but not enough. Too […]

17 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Belize: Helping marginalized youth find their independence

Not long ago a high school diploma seemed out of reach for Rudolph Belisle, but now the 18-year-old is making plans to attend college.

Along with 89 other young men, Rudolph is a graduate of a youth engagement programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that provides pathways to employment and re-entry into formal […]

13 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Boosting youth entrepreneurship in East Africa

Over the past five years, The Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) has supported youth entrepreneurship at the community level across Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Local youth-led organizations have been awarded 149 grants to pilot and replicate innovative projects that help young people set up micro-enterprises in niche markets. The Fund is a scheme run by […]

13 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Education for All 2000-2015: Only a third of countries reached global education goals

Just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000.

Only half of all countries have achieved the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. An extra $22 billion a year is needed on top of already ambitious government contributions in order to ensure we achieve […]

9 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Jordan to Convene a Security Council Ministerial Debate on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace

On 1st  April 2015, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan assumed Presidency of the Security Council. At a press conference at the United Nations headquarters on Thursday, Ambassador Dina Kawar, Permanent representative of Jordan to the United Nations, announced that Jordan will convene a Ministerial Open Debate at the Security Council on 23 April 2015 on […]

3 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

How can youth contribute to the implementation of Morocco’s National Youth Strategy?

UNESCO’s workshop in Rabat, Morocco, on 27 and 28 February 2015.
For two days, youth organisations developed methods of analysis and proposals for actions for the next two years. “We tackled the Strategy from three angles: financing and accountability governance and coordination, as well as territorialization”, explains Madiha Taouss from the association Jeunes pour Jeunes (Youth […]

30 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

New project to create vital employment opportunities for youth and women in Jordan

A new US $15.2 million project agreement signed in Rome will aim to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth.
Zaid Al Lozi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), […]

26 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNDP promotes private sector development and youth entrepreneurs during critical times in Yemen

On March 12 the first Business Support Centre in Yemen was launched, supported by United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the Yemeni Business Club (YBC) and Spark.

The launch, which was attended by representatives from the private sector, NGOs, the Social Fund for Development, UNDP and Spark, successfully outlined the importance of private sector development […]

19 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

At UN annual Commission on the Status of Women, younger generation of gender equality activists say they are ready to play active role

Youth delegates such as Momal Mushtaq, a self-described “feminist” from Pakistan who was banned from riding a bicycle back home, and Tunisian women’s advocate Aya Chebbi, who declared that her “bold” generation was already today’s leaders, engaged in a lively dialogue with their senior counterparts on the side lines of the annual Commission on the […]

17 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|