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The Need to Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls

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 […]

8 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

An Innovative Platform for Global Citizenship Education

The first APCEIU International Conference on Global Citizenship Education (GCED): Platform for Pedagogy and Practice provided a forum for over 300 GCED practitioners to share their experiences and pedagogical approaches one year after the adoption of the Education 2030 Agenda, which includes GCED within one of its targets.
The Conference took place on 24-25 October 2016 […]

28 October 2016|News Stories|

Using Sport to Promote Tolerance, Respect and to Empower Youth

To celebrate UN Staff Day on 25 October, the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels organized for its staff and the UN family in Brussels an interactive talk with two top professional athletes in martial arts who shared their life story with staff and gave their view on the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals. […]

28 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Human Rights Forum on Role of Youth in Public Decision-Making

For the first time, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is organizing a Forum on the role of youth in public decision-making. The Forum will take place on November 21-22, 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law will […]

27 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Goals Can ‘Propel Us Towards A Better Future For All On A Healthy Planet,’ Ban Says On UN Day

24 October 2016 – In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world.

“We have also suffered enormous heartbreak – including unresolved conflicts […]

24 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Skills Training at School Opens Door to Better Work for Students in Zambia

School leavers and secondary school students in southern Zambia have benefited from a UNESCO project designed to tackle the problem of accessing technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Every year around 300,000 students leave school in Zambia with very few of them able to gain places on  TVET schemes. The UNESCO project, part of the Better […]

23 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

FAO, NEPAD Team Up to Boost Rural Youth Employment in Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger

Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in the rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.

The agreement signed on October 19 by FAO Director-General José Graziano da […]

20 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

New UNIDO Project Supports Employment and Entrepreneurship for Ethiopia’s Women and Youth

Earlier this month, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched the Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Promotion (YoWEP) project in Addis Ababa. The YoWEP project seeks to support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to tackle the challenges of unemployment among youth and women, as well as the corresponding rise of economically driven migration.

Partners to the project believe support for […]

19 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Office of the Youth Envoy at 2016 UNV Partnerships Forum in Bonn

On October 13-14, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth took part in the 2016 UNV Partnerships Forum in Bonn, Germany, co-organized by the UN Volunteer Programme (UNV) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Saskia Schellekens, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, delivered the keynote address at […]

18 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Urban Agents of Change: Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents in Cities

Every Woman Every Child high-level side event at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, co-organized by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, Save the Children and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, highlighted some of the key challenges and important solutions that are included in the New Urban Agenda for improving the health and wellbeing of adolescents living in cities.

Ms. Jovana […]

17 October 2016|News Stories|