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From where I stand: Tebogo Mashego

From UN Women

“Most mining companies, government and big businesses do not procure from local women-owned businesses. Yet, I resigned from a well-paying job to create a private business in steel and metal manufacturing. I’ve hired four women in my company so far and I want to create more jobs for rural youth and women.

Our old […]

29 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“Girls in ICT Day” highlights need to promote technology careers for women

From UN News Centre

On Girls in ICT Day– marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April – the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s fastest growing sector.

ITU estimates a skills shortfall of over two million jobs in the information […]

29 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Baku, at UN forum, Arab entrepreneur touts potential of virtual games to make real-world impact

From UN News Centre

 27 April 2016 – “In a virtual world, everyone can be a world-saving hero,” an Arab entrepreneur from Israel told the UN News Centre in Baku, underscoring the potential of online games to bridge the divide between young adults in conflict zones and foster inclusive society.

Hans Shakur, a co-founder of GamesForPeace, a […]

26 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Baku: Violent extremism “affront” to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

From UN News Centre

The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism.

“The Alliance is the soft power tool established to contribute to a more peaceful world by countering radicalization […]

26 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Baku, youth stress vision of inclusive society at UN forum

From UN News Centre

Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are working to define future narratives to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society.

“People are disconnected because […]

26 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

SDG Fund Launches New Programs in Pacific Islands to Support Youth

By: Paloma Durán, Director, Sustainable Development Goals Fund

 19 April 2016 

The UN General Assembly’s recent announcement of a new framework to establish the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnership signals the beginning of a very timely collaboration. As part of this new agreement, the plan outlines the need to monitor and ensure the full implementation of […]

20 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Work permit boost gives hope to Khaled, 22, and other Syrian refugees in Jordan


In the four years since they fled from Hama to Jordan, 22-year-old Syrian refugee Khaled has been the sole wage earner for his family of eight. With no valid work permit for his farm-laboring job, Khaled has lived with the ever-present fear that he would be caught and his family’s financial lifeline severed.

When he […]

19 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNAIDS Interview: Snapchat becomes hotline for abusive relationships

From UNAIDS Asia-Pacific 

We hear a lot about cyber stalking and cyber violence and the dangers of social media for young people in relationships. However an entrepreneurial young group from India is exploiting the power of Snapchat, a popular smartphone app among teenagers, to provide counselling to young women and men in abusive relationships on the […]

19 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Why are rural youth leaving farming?


Rural youth recently reported that access to information, lack of credit and negative perceptions around farming are the leading reasons why African young people are leaving small farming at such alarming rates.

The comments came during the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016), held in Dakar, Senegal from 29 to […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education: Ministers back education for democracy


Education ministers and officials from 50 countries attended the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, in Brussels from 11-12 April, 2016, to discuss the theme “Securing democracy through education: The development of a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture”.
Speaking at the event, which focuses on the democratic mission of education […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|