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UN-Habitat’s One-Stop Youth Centre in Rwanda inspires Somalian delegation

From UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat supported a Somalian delegation on a learning tour to the Kimisagara One-Stop Youth Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, as part of its work with the Federal Government of Somalia and the UN Joint Programme on Youth Employment. UN-Habitat’s Youth Unit developed the One-Stop Youth Centre model to engage and empower urban youth through training […]

12 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Using Minecraft 4 Youth Participation in Urban Design & Governance

From UN-Habitat


UN-Habitat believes that ICT can be a catalyst to improve governance in towns and cities and help increase levels of participation, efficiency and accountability in public urban policies, provided that the tools are appropriately used, accessible, inclusive and affordable. Research shows that ICT use by youth can have a direct impact on increasing civic […]

12 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Men, boys and AIDS: reframing the conversation



If the Fast-Track approach to end the AIDS epidemic is to be successful, the rights, roles and responsibilities of men in the AIDS response need to be placed firmly on the global agenda.

It has long been noted that the Fast-Track Strategy cannot be achieved without action on gender equality and human rights. The […]

12 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Raising HIV awareness among indigenous young people in Panama

Israel is an indigenous community leader living in Veracruz, Panama City. He was diagnosed with HIV 7 years ago, when he was 24. At that time, Israel had no knowledge of HIV. “I thought I would die soon after and I wouldn’t see my children grow up,” he said.
Israel looked for support and started […]

11 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

1st Social Innovation Hub in Egypt focused on women entrepreneurs opens its doors

Social Innovation Hub launch in presence of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and UNDP Country Director

From left to right: Mr. Satya Nadella; Microsoft CEO and Ignacio Artaza; UNDP Country Director at the launch of the first Social Innovation Hub located at the National Council for Women. UNDP/Fatma Elzahraa Yassin

Aiming to empower young talented women to achieve […]

11 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Unlocking the potential of youth – UNDP in Sri Lanka

In this blog series, UNDP experts and practitioners share their experiences and views on innovation in development practice.

By Fadhil Bakeer Markar, Communications Team Lead and Youth Focal Point, UNDP Sri Lanka

“Children and youth deserve a better future in their own country, not necessarily somewhere else. It is the responsibility of the adults not just to […]

8 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“Impact Hiring: How Data Will Transform Youth Employment” via Rockefeller Foundation

via Youth Economic Opportunities


Youth unemployment in the United States is an intractable problem, especially for the vulnerable segment of “opportunity youth”: young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor work.

Existing programs to address this challenge are expensive and difficult to scale, underscoring the need for a radically different […]

7 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Giving women choices: Family planning options increase in rural Ethiopia via UNFPA

“My heart is with him,” said Netsanet*, speaking of her husband, who has moved away to a distant town, leaving her and their son behind in a rural village in northern Ethiopia. She stayed in their home for a while, hoping he might change his mind and return.

When that did not happen, she moved to be […]

7 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Capital Development Fund offers strategies/tips to increase youth financial inclusion



The new paper ‘Recommended Practices and Lessons Learned in Providing Financial and Non-financial Services to Youth’ distills best practices of implementation and management of youth financial and non-financial services generated over the four-year programme and executed with 10 different FSPs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This brief, which provides a high-level summary of the research, draws […]

7 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth economic opportunity ecosystem analysis Rwanda via UNCDF

Check out YouthStart report here 

YouthStart Global is a global programme funded by UN Capital Development Fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)


Executive Summary: 

Rwanda’s economy has experienced fast and sustained growth at an average of 8% from 2000 to 2013; it is predicted to continue on this strong trajectory. Growth has been driven by […]

6 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|