News Stories

Post-Beijing voices

They were toddlers in 1995 when the ground-breaking Beijing Platform for Action was adopted by global leaders.

Some of them, not even born.

Today they all have one mission—to make sure women’s rights and gender equality are not just words but reality for everyone they know.

Infusing fresh meaning into the complex concepts of gender equality, here’s their […]

9 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Envoy on Sexual Violence says eradicating sexual violence in Colombia requires investment in communities

In eradicating sexual violence related to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, the main challenge now is translating resolve into tangible solutions in communities where the crime continues to occur, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence said at the conclusion of her trip to the Latin American country.

“There is a direct correlation between […]

5 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

On International Ear Care Day, World Health Organization spotlighted risks of noise-induced hearing loss

More than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices such as smartphones and exposure to damaging levels of sound, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to devote 2015’s International Ear Care Day to “Making Listening Safe.”

“As they go about their daily lives […]

5 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

The strategic planning in Young Tunisians’ hands!

“This is the first time that we provide this kind of workshop to a young audience and is actually a first step in Tunisia”reported the two Tunisians experts, Hafedh Bouktif and Ahmed Abdennadher, accredited by the United Nations System Staff College in Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) and Results-Based Management (RBM).
Over thirty young women and men, […]

2 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

UN-Habitat on Thursday launched a call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter, secure tenure and risk rehabilitation.

The Fund aims to assist youth-led organizations in designing and implementing […]

26 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth take the lead in Papua New Guinea

Benaiah Nari grew up amid poverty and ethnic clashes in Papua New Guinea, a country where sexual violence, sexually transmitted infections and adolescent pregnancy are rife. After watching his peers navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, he became determined to change the status quo.

“I grew up in a squatter settlement where I was engaged in […]

26 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spotlights the role of United States youth in UN’s success

The United States and its young people, in particular, are essential to the success of the United Nations, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said last week in his remarks to the UN Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Members Day gathering at Headquarters.

“I am asking you, particularly young people, to have a global […]

24 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO is Training Teachers to Improve Education in Palestine

Dr Refa’ Ramahi is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Faculty of Education at Birzeit University in Palestine and one of the beneficiaries of the ‘Quality Systems for Quality Teachers’ Project. The implementation of this project in Jordan changed the lives of 23 PhD students. Refa’ was one of them. She became a strong advocate […]

24 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Madagascar, young people in the service of community and environment

Emedianna Zafisoa, 15, is in year 10 at the Collège d’Enseignement Général (CEG) in Maroantsetra, a district in north-eastern Madagascar. Firmly committed to environmental conservation, she is indignant about the trash that piles up in her town, a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful scenery and wildlife.

“People don’t stop throwing their garbage everywhere, and […]

23 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

On Social Justice Day, UN highlights human trafficking, 21 Million People Are ‘Modern Slaves’

The United Nations Secretary-General said today that the World Day for Social Justice comes at a pivotal moment for people and the planet, adding that this year’s commemoration focuses on the scourge of human trafficking and the plight of approximately 21 million women, men and children in various forms of modern slavery.
“New instruments such as […]

20 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|