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Children’s winter needs are greater than ever in Middle East but limited access and funds hamper UNICEF response

UNICEF – As seasonal cold winds, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures close in on conflict-torn parts of the Middle East, UNICEF and partners have begun the distribution of warm clothes and other winter items to ensure that one million of the most vulnerable children are kept warm and healthy.

“After all that they’ve suffered on account […]

17 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

G20 Brisbane: Unemployment has left younger generation struggling

Chair of the G20’S global youth forum Holly Ransom. Photo: Simon O’Dwyer

 

ILO – The 24-year-old Australian chair of the G20 youth summit, Holly Ransom, said youth disengagement was a problem afflicting all G20 member countries and one that was, for the first time, threatening new generations with a worse quality of life than that of […]

17 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

One-stop job centre makes it easier for workers and employers to connect

ILO – Rama Sagama had been unemployed for three years in Tabata, a fast growing high-density suburb in Tanzania’s largest city of Dar es Salaam. The trek of about 10 kilometres to get to the Tanzania Employment Services Agency (TaESA) offices in the city centre made it even more difficult for him to find work. […]

13 November 2014|News Stories|

UN conference adopts declaration calling for urgent action on education for sustainable development

UN News Center – The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, closed today with a declaration urging action to mainstream education in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda.

The Aichi-Nagoya Declaration calls on all nations to implement the Global Action Programme on ESD to move the relevant agenda forward.

In his […]

13 November 2014|News Stories|

At UN conference, education takes centre-stage in planning for a sustainable future

UN News Centre- The role education can play in preparing the world’s youth for a sustainable future is becoming increasingly relevant, particularly as the planet is set to face growing economic, social and environmental challenges, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared today as she opened a conference on […]

12 November 2014|News Stories|

Bringing men into the equation: Men work to end violence against women

UNFPA- “When I was working, I would not give my wife any money. I would keep what I made in my own pocket,” said John Kaponda in Epworth, Zimbabwe. “I would come home drunk, kick all the pots, and beat my wife if she was not cooking meat for me, even though I did not […]

12 November 2014|News Stories|

SAIIA participants represent South African youth at World Humanitarian Summit

SAIIA-Six young people from SAIIA’s youth programmes ensured that the voice of South African youth was heard in regional negotiations for the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit, which will set the agenda for global humanitarian action.

“The voice of the youth is seldom included in higher level negotiations. This is largely due to the fact that the […]

12 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

FEATURE: Youth activists share unique experiences at UN-backed Global Forum on Youth Policy

(UN News Centre) 30 October 2014 – While many challenges facing young people today are universal, youth activists and experts attending the First Global Forum on Youth Policy today shared with the UN News Centre how war, poverty, lack of adequate education and geographic isolation shape their work.

Gathering in Baku, Azerbaijan for a three-day UN–backed Forum, […]

31 October 2014|News Stories|

Youth policies part of future “development” efforts

Policies which focus on the needs of the world’s growing population of young people are an important part of future development efforts, according to an expert on youth issues.

A global forum has opened in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Tuesday to take stock of what has been done and what needs to be done to progress youth […]

29 October 2014|News Stories|

U.S. delegate to Youth Forum hopes to form ties with other global youth

Forming ties and networking with young people around the world is what a United States delegate hopes to get out of the first ever Global Youth Forum which opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

Youth representatives, government ministers and experts are discussing policies to address the needs of young people many of whom face challenges such […]

29 October 2014|News Stories|