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UNESCO brings inspiring young girls and boys to drive technological innovation at FOSSASIA 2016


At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), encouraging young people to innovate and create knowledge is vital in effectively addressing those challenges.

UNESCO’s Youth Mobile Initiative builds on the experience of many programmes worldwide to introduce young people to computer […]

23 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

IMAX Launches “Big Picture” Initiative Partners With Un Environment Programme To Amplify Action On The Environment



IMAX Corp. (NYSE: IMAX) today launched an ambitious corporate social responsibility initiative, “Big Picture,” as an extension of its core mission to educate, entertain and inspire movie audiences globally. The wide-ranging campaign (#IMAXBigPicture) will leverage the power of film to promote awareness of and appreciation for the “big picture,” the understanding that the actions we […]

17 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Today Meets Tomorrow at Tech Park Georgia

From the World Bank

 The World Bank has been supporting Georgia’s government and private sector to advance innovation-led growth of key economic sectors since 2013. These policy advice, knowledge transfer, and capacity building efforts led to the creation of Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA).

Now, it looks to partner in driving competitiveness and ensuring longer-term sustainable […]

17 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

IPU report reveals chronic under-representation of young people in world’s parliaments

Geneva, 16 March 2016

Young people continue to be chronically under-represented in the world’s parliaments, a new IPU report has found, at a time when the global youth population is the largest it has ever been in history.

Youth participation in national parliaments 2016, launched today during the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Lusaka, Zambia, […]

16 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“What I would most like is to leave this job and go back to school.” 15 year old Mohammed, of Syria, in Iraq

From UNICEF Iraq

 Though he’s only 15 years old, school is a distant memory for Mohammed. He and his five siblings haven’t been in a classroom since they fled Kobani, Syria, three years ago and came to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. To help support his family, Mohammed now works full-time in an industrial area on […]

15 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Education and reproductive health for girls key to sustainable development

From UN News 

 Investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all, according to United Nations officials, government representative, experts, and young women who gathered today at an event at UN Headquarters.

According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), there are currently 600 million adolescent […]

15 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General”s Remarks at Opening of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women


New York, 14 March 2016

[As delivered]

Thank you very much for your leadership for gender equality and gender empowerment. Welcome to the United Nations.

It is a great pleasure for me to be here today with so many distinguished women leaders from all around […]

14 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

UN Secretary-General calls for investment in Algeria’s “dynamic and determined” youth

Visiting Algeria for the second time as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon addressed a group of university students at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algiers and insisted on the importance of investing in Algeria’s “dynamic and determined” youth. Also, while at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN chief planted a tree of peace, […]

10 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

On International Women’s Day, UN officials call to ‘Step It Up’ for gender equality

From UN News Centre

 Senior United Nations officials from around the world are marking International Women’s Day with calls to “Step It Up” with more resources and greater political action to achieve gender equality by 2030.

“I remain outraged by the denial of rights to women and girls – but I take heart from the people everywhere […]

8 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

New UN initiative aims to protect millions of girls from child marriage

The United Nations announced a new initiative today to advance efforts to end child marriage by 2030 and protect the rights of millions of the most vulnerable girls around the world.

The initiative by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), announced on International Women’s Day, is part of a global effort […]

8 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|