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Playing for Gender Equality with Valencia Club de Fútbol

From UN Women

Valencia Club de Fútbol (Valencia CF) became the first sport club to become a UN Women global partner in May 2015, to advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Spanish soccer team players wear UN Women’s logo on their jerseys when they play in European competitions such as the prestigious Champions League, and host […]

25 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw! Moroccan Youth Sketch Their Vision of Society

From UNESCO

15 young women and men representatives of youth organizations will meet renowned professional cartoonists from 20 to 22 July 2016 at la Maison de la Presse in Tangier, Morocco, around a workshop on editorial cartooning and youth caricatures.

The agenda of the workshop, organized as part of NET-MED Youth activities, is rich and serves as […]

21 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNICEF Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Girls, Women from Sexual Violence

From UN News Centre

20 July 2016 – A key adviser to the United Nations children’s agency today decried the culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence against women and girls around the world, following a recent case of gang rape in India.

“Outrage is not enough,” said Anju Malhotra, UNICEF’s Principal Gender Advisor.

“We need action now to […]

21 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Promoting Innovation, Skills and Young Women’s Entrepreneurship

From UN Women

On World Youth Skills Day, 15 July, at a side event held at the UN Headquarters in New York UN Women launched the “Global Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs” to promote young women’s innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Encouraging entrepreneurship is one of the most impactful steps we can take in addressing some of the disparities […]

20 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

First-Ever Meeting of Global Actors to Promote Youth-led Humanitarian Action

Less than two months after the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the members of the newly launched Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action met at UN Headquarters in New York to set out a detailed and concrete plan to turn youth-led humanitarian action into reality.

The 2-day meeting, convened by UNFPA in close […]

19 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Crucial for Eastern and Southern African Youth

From UNESCO

For Lebogang Brenda Motsumi, 27, accessible sexual and reproductive health services would have changed her life. A passionate advocate for youth-friendly services and sexuality education, she has faced personal struggles with early pregnancy and is now living with HIV.

She gave her testimony at a high level government dialogue organized by UNESCO on the […]

19 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

On World Youth Skills Day, UN calls for Better Skills Training to Improve Youth Employment

New York, 15 July, 2016 – Speaking at a high-level event at United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, UN officials urged world leaders to step up their efforts in providing skills training for young people as they get ready to enter the job market.

The world today is home to the largest generation of youth […]

15 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young People Powering the SDGs – HLPF Side Event

Side Event to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF)
1:15pm – 2:30pm
Monday 18 July, 2016
CR A, United Nations Headquarters, New York
 

On Monday July 18, on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Permanent Missions of Denmark and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office […]

14 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

First Step Towards Success: Setting The Goal

From UNRWA

Nothing precludes you from achieving your goals – knowledge has no value if it doesn’t translate into energy. For students, succeeding in school is a priority. However, success can’t be maintained without the following key elements: hard work, diligence, follow-up and willingness.

Driven by these elements, 14-year-old Nour Kinan, a Palestine refugee student from Lebanon, […]

13 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|