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SDG Fund Launches New Programs in Pacific Islands to Support Youth

By: Paloma Durán, Director, Sustainable Development Goals Fund

 19 April 2016 

The UN General Assembly’s recent announcement of a new framework to establish the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnership signals the beginning of a very timely collaboration. As part of this new agreement, the plan outlines the need to monitor and ensure the full implementation of […]

20 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Work permit boost gives hope to Khaled, 22, and other Syrian refugees in Jordan

From UNHCR

In the four years since they fled from Hama to Jordan, 22-year-old Syrian refugee Khaled has been the sole wage earner for his family of eight. With no valid work permit for his farm-laboring job, Khaled has lived with the ever-present fear that he would be caught and his family’s financial lifeline severed.

When he […]

19 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNAIDS Interview: Snapchat becomes hotline for abusive relationships

From UNAIDS Asia-Pacific 

We hear a lot about cyber stalking and cyber violence and the dangers of social media for young people in relationships. However an entrepreneurial young group from India is exploiting the power of Snapchat, a popular smartphone app among teenagers, to provide counselling to young women and men in abusive relationships on the […]

19 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Why are rural youth leaving farming?

From IFAD

Rural youth recently reported that access to information, lack of credit and negative perceptions around farming are the leading reasons why African young people are leaving small farming at such alarming rates.

The comments came during the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016), held in Dakar, Senegal from 29 to […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education: Ministers back education for democracy

From UNESCO

Education ministers and officials from 50 countries attended the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, in Brussels from 11-12 April, 2016, to discuss the theme “Securing democracy through education: The development of a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture”.
Speaking at the event, which focuses on the democratic mission of education […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Syrian refugees welcome new secondary school in Basirma Camp, Iraq

From UNESCO

Syrian students are celebrating the opening of a new secondary school built by UNESCO in Basirma refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The Roj Awa Secondary School will be open to multiple shifts, allowing more than 500 students to access secondary schooling.
The ceremony, attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Local Administration […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

YouthMobile training-of-trainers initiative launched in Namibia

From UNESCO

The UNESCO Windhoek Office launched a ten-day training-of-trainers (ToT) in mobile application development, in partnership with the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service (MSYNS) and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) through its division, the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII). The training is organised within the framework of the UNESCO YouthMobile initiative […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

African Universities See Wealth in Waste

From UNEP

By 2050, a whopping 1.33 billion people will inhabit African cities – almost 900 million more than today. Africa’s pace of urbanization is the fastest in the world, which means that, in 20 years, half of the continent’s population will be city dwellers.

And with great numbers of people comes an enormous amount of trash. […]

12 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

World Health Day: Raising awareness of health issues in Viet Nam

From UN Volunteers

World Health Day is the birthday of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a day that is close to Emmanuel Eraly’s heart, as he has been involved in many campaigns to raise awareness of health issues in Viet Nam, where he worked for almost four years as a UNV intern and later as […]

12 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Learning values through sport

From UNESCO

Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016, on 6 April, UNESCO has initiated a campaign promoting the role of sport in delivering values education. A motion design animation, a photo book, and a dedicated webpage have been launched to this effect.

UNESCO is actively engaged in the promotion of sport and […]

12 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|