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Ten Things You Need To Know About the 2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum

For two days on 30-31 January, the 6th annual ECOSOC Youth Forum brought together young leaders, government representatives, and civil society organizations at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The ECOSOC Youth Forum represents the largest annual convening at the United Nations focused on youth development and engagement and is a critical juncture for reviewing progress […]

9 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Boost to girls’ participation in science education in Ghana


A positive start for the first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) clinic in Ghana marks the beginning of a new chapter for girls’ participation in STEM education.
11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science – and a reminder that today, many women and girls continue to be excluded from […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Reaching Out: HIV Awareness Campaigns at High Schools in Gabon


HIV awareness events have been held at high schools in Ndende and Fougamou, Gabon. Sponsored by the Gabon Ministry of Health, the French embassy, the Pan African Organisation against AIDS and UNAIDS, the events attracted more than 3000 students, 500 of whom found out their HIV status.

A quiz on HIV, entitled “Stoppons le wela, […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

How can education prevent school violence and bullying based on ethnic discrimination?



UNESCO organized a workshop on Global Citizenship Education as part of the International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action that took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
The workshop, on 17 January 2017, explored how Global Citizenship Education (GCED) can help develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and behaviours needed to […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO addresses youth radicalization and online hate speech at Nice conference



UNESCO recommended media and information literacy as among the most effective responses to online hate speech and youth radicalization at an international conference on youth and cyberhate held last week at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

The conference, which took place on 23 and 24 January 2017, featured presentations from researchers and civil society […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Initiative brings sexual health information to remote parts of Cambodia




PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia – “I still remember when my neighbour experienced complications during delivery. She passed away on the way to the referral hospital. It was terrifying,” 16-year-old Kem Lean told UNFPA in the northern Cambodian province of Preah Vihear. “Now that I’m pregnant myself, I keep thinking that I don’t want that to happen […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

New study finds child marriage rising among most vulnerable Syrian refugees



United Nations, New York/Beirut, Lebanon – An alarming rise in child marriages has been seen among the most vulnerable Syrian refugee populations in Lebanon, according to a newly completed survey conducted by UNFPA, the American University of Beirut and Sawa for Development and Aid.

The survey covered some 2,400 refugee women and girls living in […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

World must ensure youth engagement at all levels, including in design of national plans, UN Forum hears

2 February 2017 – Opening amid backlash against globalization and a marked shift towards marginalization in some parts of the world, a United Nations forum heard an outpouring of optimism and strong belief in collective action by youths and UN Member States for people, planet, peace and shared prosperity.

“Young people are stepping up to engage […]

6 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

At Youth Forum, UN calls on young people to help realize a better future for all

Via UN News Centre

30 January 2017 – Drawing attention challenges such as climate change, unemployment and inequality, confronting young people around the world, including in places where peace prevails, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for the youth to speak up and share their stories.

“Tell us how the United Nations can see the world […]

30 January 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Video Message to ECOSOC Youth Forum 2017

Watch the 2017 UN Economic & Social Council’s Youth Forum LIVE:  & join the conversation w/ #Youth2030

UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Video Message to ECOSOC Youth Forum 2017

30 January 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|