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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|

Post-Beijing voices

They were toddlers in 1995 when the ground-breaking Beijing Platform for Action was adopted by global leaders.

Some of them, not even born.

Today they all have one mission—to make sure women’s rights and gender equality are not just words but reality for everyone they know.

Infusing fresh meaning into the complex concepts of gender equality, here’s their […]

9 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Envoy on Sexual Violence says eradicating sexual violence in Colombia requires investment in communities

In eradicating sexual violence related to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, the main challenge now is translating resolve into tangible solutions in communities where the crime continues to occur, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence said at the conclusion of her trip to the Latin American country.

“There is a direct correlation between […]

5 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

On International Ear Care Day, World Health Organization spotlighted risks of noise-induced hearing loss

More than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices such as smartphones and exposure to damaging levels of sound, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to devote 2015’s International Ear Care Day to “Making Listening Safe.”

“As they go about their daily lives […]

5 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

The strategic planning in Young Tunisians’ hands!

“This is the first time that we provide this kind of workshop to a young audience and is actually a first step in Tunisia”reported the two Tunisians experts, Hafedh Bouktif and Ahmed Abdennadher, accredited by the United Nations System Staff College in Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) and Results-Based Management (RBM).
Over thirty young women and men, […]

2 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

UN-Habitat on Thursday launched a call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter, secure tenure and risk rehabilitation.

The Fund aims to assist youth-led organizations in designing and implementing […]

26 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth take the lead in Papua New Guinea

Benaiah Nari grew up amid poverty and ethnic clashes in Papua New Guinea, a country where sexual violence, sexually transmitted infections and adolescent pregnancy are rife. After watching his peers navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, he became determined to change the status quo.

“I grew up in a squatter settlement where I was engaged in […]

26 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|