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UNDP graphic novel sheds light on issues affecting Roma women

From UNDP in Europe and Central Asia 

A short graphic novel released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is drawing attention to the multiple forms of discrimination faced by Roma women in the Western Balkans.

Coinciding with International Roma Day, Daria: A Roma Woman’s Journey tells the story of a woman and her family living in Serbia […]

8 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth employment needed, “to pull out the roots of extremism”: World Bank Group President Jim Young Kim

From World Bank

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim emphasized the importance of youth employment to sustainable development and combating violent extremism in his speech, “Development in a Time of Global Interdependence,” delivered at an event in Berlin, Germany.  Read his full remarks here. 

Excerpt from Kim’s speech:

But most worrying for us is the slow recovery in employment in almost […]

8 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Engaging men to prevent violence against women and girls in Vietnam

From UNWomen Asia and the Pacific

26-year old Tran Van Chuong frequently awoke to the telltale sounds of his neighbor’s wife being beaten by her husband. Their arguments would start quietly but escalate quickly as his neighbor turned to physical brutality, leaving his wife sprained and scraped. This was not an uncommon problem in their urban community […]

8 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

German-funded DAFI scholarships give young refugees hope and an education


Shehab, a 22-year-old Syrian student, poses proudly in front of a statue of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, at the entrance to Haceteppe University in Ankara.

A refugee from the city of Aleppo, he is in the second year of a health sciences degree course and is the recipient of a German-funded DAFI scholarship.

The […]

8 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young Benjamin’s interview with Ban Ki-moon raises autism awareness

From UN

Young film-maker Benjamin Rosloff visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and interviewed UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.

Ben Rosloff works on his film in the edit bay. Photo: Matthew Wells 
The video, produced for World Autism Awareness Day, reflects on Benjamin’s future and how it relates to major global issues. Disability and persons with disabilities are […]

4 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Kenya Economic Update: How Can Young Kenyans Access Better Jobs?

From World Bank

Kenya is not short of jobs; it is short of high productivity jobs. This is one of the main findings of the 13th edition of the Kenya Economic Update. Kenya’s economy is creating more jobs than in the past, but these are mainly in the informal services sector and are low productivity jobs. […]

1 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat and UNICEF host football tournament to mark World Water Day

From UN-Habitat

 UN-Habitat and UNICEF in collaboration with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Girls Sports Society, organised a football tournament in Karachi as part of their awareness campaign with the youth of the country to raise voice for better water, better jobs in celebration of the World Water Day 2016. The tournament provided an apt platform […]

1 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Tunisia, UN Secretary-General stresses importance of youth employment in sustainable development

Speaking at a national conference on employment in Tunisia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to help the North African country create new businesses and fund active labour market programmes for young people.

He emphasized that when young men and women are excluded from decent work, they could become susceptible to […]

30 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Remembering Raquelina Langa, young Mozambican who was SG for a day

We are saddened by the passing of Raquelina Fernando Langa, who passed away on Friday, 25 March, 2016.

Raquelina was a young Mozambican woman who, during a 2013 visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to her school in Mozambique, asked him if “a girl like her could one day become Secretary-General of the UN”. On 12 August, […]

29 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General’s remarks at opening dialogue with youth in Jordan

Amman, Jordan, 27 March 2016
Dear students,

Asalam Aleykum.

Thank you for your warm welcome.

I’m very pleased to be here today at the University of Jordan; the oldest school of higher education in the country.

This university has played its part in making Jordan into the country it is today. It has educated many of your top politicians, businessmen and leaders from […]

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