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Climate Action: Youth Looking to Be Empowered

From UNFCCC

Results of UN Youth Forum

Young people need to be much more actively involved in shaping the global response to climate change but also need and are searching for the financial means to do so – this is the key message of youth who discussed climate change at a major Youth Forum at the United […]

10 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

ECOSOC Youth Forum: UNRWA Partners with UNICEF, UNFPA and ITC to discuss youth issues in the MENA region

From UNRWA

At the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York this week, Hashem Abushama, a 21-year-old Palestine refugee student, was invited to share his experiences growing up in Arroub refugee camp near Hebron in the West Bank during a breakout session on ‘Key Regional Priorities for Youth Development in the Middle East and North […]

5 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Urban Youth Take Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

From UN Habitat

Hundreds of young people gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the 5th Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on February 1-2. The goal of this year’s Forum was to empower the youth to take action in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Government representatives and civil society […]

5 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Closing 2016 Youth Forum, ECOSOC President says young people key to new sustainability agenda

From UN News Centre

Marking the end of the two-day United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, the President of the 54-member body told hundreds of youth leaders that the event exceeded high expectations and that the time is now for young people to get behind global efforts to ensure sustainable development for all.

“We […]

3 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

At opening of Youth Forum, UN launches new initiative to tackle employment crisis

From UN News Centre

As more than 800 young leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, UN officials today launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, making it clear that success in fighting poverty and inequality will largely depend on them being a driving force.

“The […]

3 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

The 5th UNECOSOC Youth Forum takes place 1-2 Feb. Raise your voice & learn more below:
– Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda –
What is the ECOSOC Youth Forum?
The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It […]

28 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

KAICIID, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cooperation to Promote Social Cohesion in Arab Region

From UNDP

 

Vienna, Austria – The Vienna-based International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will cooperate to promote intercommunal peace, particularly in communities hosting large numbers of refugees, and to address vulnerabilities resulting from conflict and crisis in the Arab States region including Iraq and Syria.
To help communities build resilience to conflict, […]

27 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

European and Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Connect via Skype to Advocate for Education

From UNRWA

On 25 January in London and 27 January in Brussels, the #MyVoiceMySchool project will connect European students with Palestine refugee students to discuss the importance of education in their lives. The calls are taking place a few days ahead of the ’Supporting Syria and the Region, London 2016’ conference on 4 February. The #MyVoiceMySchool […]

27 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

From The World Bank

Kampala, Uganda— Cellphone usage is expanding in Sub-Saharan Africa, and paving the way for information and communication technologies (ICT) to modernize and boost productivity in the region’s agricultural sector.   Apps like Kilimo Salama, which provides farmers with updated climate data, as well as Vet Africa, which helps diagnose livestock diseases, are already […]

27 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In FYR Macedonia, Roma youth baking up a recipe for success

From UNDP

An irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread spreads through Elida Markets in Kumanovo. It is early in the morning but already a long line of customers has formed at the bakery’s mouth-watering display of bread and bureks, small leek and spinach banitsas, pretzels and flaky buns.

The tireless bakers at the Elida Markets Bakery have […]

22 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|