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30 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Phone line answers burning questions of Afghan youth

KABUL, Afghanistan – “We had a case where one of the callers, a girl, was pregnant, and when she told her boyfriend about her condition, he disappeared. She was desperate when she called us, even considering committing suicide,” said Shkullah Hassanyar. Dr. Hassanyar is part of a team of doctors who staff the Youth Health […]

21 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth welcomes endorsement by UN Chief Executives Board of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

The UN Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has endorsed the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, which aims to scale up action in support of youth employment – one of the main global challenges and priorities of our times.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder introduced the Initiative, saying that it represented an exemplary system-wide effort for […]

18 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Photo Albums from 9th UNESCO Youth Forum

Check out all the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum photos and videos on the links below :

Pictures Before the Youth Forum (25/10/15)

Pictures DAY 1 (26/10/15)

Pictures DAY 2 (27/10/15)

Pictures DAY 3 (28/10/15)


18 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

#YesAllWomen: let’s fight gender inequality together

Author – Yeshna

We protest and march with candles in our hands, anger in our heart and hope in our eyes. We ‘like, post, reblog,’ and ‘retweet’ messages against gender inequality online. We watch documentaries, movies, real-life stories, based on these issues.

But is there a country in the world that has achieved complete gender equality ?

“There […]

15 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘Reach Your Dreams': The theatrical voice of teens in Syria

Desperation and boredom add to the pressure that displaced teens living in temporary collective shelters experience on a daily basis. Often feeling marginalized and insignificant and having lived through intense traumas Palestine refugee teens living in UNRWA shelters voiced their desire to be heard and to share their experiences with their parents and communities. In […]

15 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

On fifth anniversary of UN Academic Impact, Ban stresses empowering youth to lead global progress

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commemorated the fifth anniversary of the UN Academic Impact and lauded the contributions made by the initiative in providing the world with ideas for some of its most pressing problems.

“Over the past five years, I have been impressed by the growth of the Academic Impact and the dedication of its […]

14 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

100 youth reached in workshop series on innovation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concluded a series of workshops training over 100 Iraqi youth on creativity and innovation in transforming ideas into businesses and social projects.

As part of UNDP’s Innovation for Development initiative and in collaboration with Zain Iraq, the workshops were held in Baghdad (1-3 October), Basra (15-17 October) and Erbil (29-31 […]

14 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Emergency jobs sow long-term livelihoods for youth in Jordan

“I had a dream since I was 10 years old to open my own sewing shop one day. I’ve always considered myself as an artist in sewing, but I never knew how to pursue my dream,” said Aya, a 19-year-old woman from Salhieh/Mafraq Governorate in Jordan.

Aya was helping her mother in sewing clothes and selling […]

13 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Working poverty remains main concern for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, says ILO

Two in three young workers in Sub-Saharan Africa are living on less than US$2 a day, says Sara Elder, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO’s Work4Youth project. While attending The MasterCard Foundation’s first “Young Africa Works Summit”, in Cape Town in October 2015, Sara Elder stressed the urgency to invest in policies directed to scale […]

13 November 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|