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#ActOn2250: First Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250

On 9 December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, recognizing the contribution young people can make to preventing conflict and sustaining peace.
In the Resolution, the Security Council members called for examples on how youth contributes to peace all over the world and sought recommendations on how to […]

9 December 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Namibian Hackathon takes on Scourge of Gender Violence –

WINDHOEK, Namibia – In many ways, Lelanie Basson is the picture of an empowered woman. But the best-selling Namibian author and entrepreneur remembers darker times: an abusive relationship that turned her life upside down. “He would threaten my life and that of my son. He strangled and punched me more times than I can remember,” she […]

6 December 2016|News Stories|

EU-UNICEF #EmergencyLessons Campaign Supports Crisis-Affected Youth with Schooling

6 December 2016 – Braving the consequences of war, natural disaster and other emergencies, nearly two million children in 20 countries around the world have been able to continue their schooling over the past four years as a result of a partnership between the European Commission’s department for humanitarian aid and civil protection and the […]

6 December 2016|News Stories|

Working with Youth and Communities to Combat Gender-Based Violence

It is Wednesday morning in the Haifa School Collective Centre, an UNRWA shelter located in Damascus which currently houses 212 displaced Palestine refugee families, comprising 325 individuals (as of October 2016).  A group of young Palestine refugee boys and girls gather in a corner of the schoolyard. Mohammad, a 32-year-old UNRWA volunteer, greets everyone who […]

28 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Around the World, Activists Call for an End to Violence Against Women

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses. But a global chorus of voices is calling for change.

 Today is the start of an international campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, which mobilizes leaders, communities and individuals around the world to end the pandemic […]

28 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Launching Global Campaign Promoting Right of Young People To Run for Public Office

Today the  global campaign Not Too Young To Run was launched at the first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law taking place at United Nations Geneva. 
The campaign, launched by a partnership consisting of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Office […]

22 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

ILO Highlights Measures to Reduce Job Discrimination and Poverty among Roma Youth

GENEVA (ILO News) – A new ILO Resource Guide on Promoting Decent Work Opportunities for Roma Youth in Central and Eastern Europe  brings together good practices aimed at combating widespread institutional and labour market discrimination, as well as poverty amongst Roma. 

According to a 2011 EU survey, only one in three Roma is in paid employment, 9 […]

22 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNICEF Convenes Local Change-Makers for “Activate Talk” on Sustainability and Responsible Consumption

On November 7, UNICEF Headquarters in New York opened its doors to the young public of the greater New York metro area for an “activate talk” on becoming more sustainable. The event, entitled From Trashing to Treasuring: Community Change-makers For a Sustainable World, featured a panel of young community change-makers working on sustainability issues in […]

11 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Amid Refugee Crisis, Students in Europe, USA, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza Build Solidarity Beyond Borders

This autumn, Palestine refugee students in five schools in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon will be paired to explore and advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ with their peers in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America through the ‘My Voice-My School’ project, made possible with […]

10 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth-Led Briefing: Targeting Poverty and Education for Peace

The annual United Nations Department of Public Information’s NGO Youth-Led Briefing brought hundreds of youth, from all over the world, to the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss Sustainable Development Goals 1, 4 and 16. A panel of experts talked about how targeting poverty and education can help advance peace. The panel consisted of […]

9 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|