6 December 2016 – Braving the consequences of war, natural disaster and other emergencies, nearly two million children in 20 countries around the world have been able to continue their schooling over the past four years as a result of a partnership between the European Commission’s department for humanitarian aid and civil protection and the […]
It is Wednesday morning in the Haifa School Collective Centre, an UNRWA shelter located in Damascus which currently houses 212 displaced Palestine refugee families, comprising 325 individuals (as of October 2016). A group of young Palestine refugee boys and girls gather in a corner of the schoolyard. Mohammad, a 32-year-old UNRWA volunteer, greets everyone who […]
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses. But a global chorus of voices is calling for change.
Today is the start of an international campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, which mobilizes leaders, communities and individuals around the world to end the pandemic […]
Today the global campaign Not Too Young To Run was launched at the first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law taking place at United Nations Geneva.
The campaign, launched by a partnership consisting of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Office […]
GENEVA (ILO News) – A new ILO Resource Guide on Promoting Decent Work Opportunities for Roma Youth in Central and Eastern Europe brings together good practices aimed at combating widespread institutional and labour market discrimination, as well as poverty amongst Roma.
According to a 2011 EU survey, only one in three Roma is in paid employment, 9 […]
UNICEF Convenes Local Change-Makers for “Activate Talk” on Sustainability and Responsible Consumption
On November 7, UNICEF Headquarters in New York opened its doors to the young public of the greater New York metro area for an “activate talk” on becoming more sustainable. The event, entitled From Trashing to Treasuring: Community Change-makers For a Sustainable World, featured a panel of young community change-makers working on sustainability issues in […]
Amid Refugee Crisis, Students in Europe, USA, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza Build Solidarity Beyond Borders
This autumn, Palestine refugee students in five schools in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon will be paired to explore and advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ with their peers in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America through the ‘My Voice-My School’ project, made possible with […]
The annual United Nations Department of Public Information’s NGO Youth-Led Briefing brought hundreds of youth, from all over the world, to the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss Sustainable Development Goals 1, 4 and 16. A panel of experts talked about how targeting poverty and education can help advance peace. The panel consisted of […]
Rwanda – The International Organization for Migration is stepping up efforts to lessen community vulnerability to climate-related threats in Ngororero District, Rwanda, by enhancing community resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats.
As part of a project: Strengthening Human Security by Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate-related Threats, IOM is this week (8-10/11) holding a training […]
Young women and adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by HIV—in 2015, 75% of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa were among adolescent girls aged 10–19 years. There is still an urgent need to promote prevention programmes for young women and adolescent girls, to realize the sexual and reproductive rights of young women and adolescent girls […]