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Equipping Youth with Skills to Meet Future Demands in Labour Market

UNESCO – Experts from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research and Cambridge Econometrics, country labor market experts from the Networks of Mediterranean (NET MED) Youth’s project countries as well as UNESCO colleagues from the Field Offices gathered at HQ for the event.
The workshop was aimed at exploring methodologies and challenges in anticipating skills needed by labour […]

20 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN spotlights children’s rights as world gears up to mark 25th anniversary of landmark treaty

UN News Centre – As the global human rights community readies to celebrate tomorrow the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations committee charged with monitoring its implementation highlighted the right of children to actively participate – and not just be heard – in discussions that […]

20 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Every dollar invested in water, sanitation brings four-fold return in costs – UN

UN News Centre – For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with 1 billion practicing open defection, the United Nations World Health Organization […]

19 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Asia-Pacific countries launch forum to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

ESCAP – Beijing +20 Asia-Pacific Review Live webcast

Asia-Pacific countries will convene in Bangkok this week for a regional high-level conference on gender equality and women’s empowerment. During the Conference, the Asia and Pacific leaders and ministers will address critical issues, such as eliminating violence against women and girls, empowering women economically and increasing their political […]

19 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth Envoy welcomes UNFPA 2014 State of World Population report “The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future”

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi welcomed in a press statement the release of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2014 State of World Population report “The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future”.
“I welcome the excellent report and warmly congratulate UNFPA on choosing this critical theme […]

18 November 2014|News Stories|

Children’s winter needs are greater than ever in Middle East but limited access and funds hamper UNICEF response

UNICEF – As seasonal cold winds, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures close in on conflict-torn parts of the Middle East, UNICEF and partners have begun the distribution of warm clothes and other winter items to ensure that one million of the most vulnerable children are kept warm and healthy.

“After all that they’ve suffered on account […]

17 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

G20 Brisbane: Unemployment has left younger generation struggling

Chair of the G20’S global youth forum Holly Ransom. Photo: Simon O’Dwyer


ILO – The 24-year-old Australian chair of the G20 youth summit, Holly Ransom, said youth disengagement was a problem afflicting all G20 member countries and one that was, for the first time, threatening new generations with a worse quality of life than that of […]

17 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

One-stop job centre makes it easier for workers and employers to connect

ILO – Rama Sagama had been unemployed for three years in Tabata, a fast growing high-density suburb in Tanzania’s largest city of Dar es Salaam. The trek of about 10 kilometres to get to the Tanzania Employment Services Agency (TaESA) offices in the city centre made it even more difficult for him to find work. […]

13 November 2014|News Stories|

UN conference adopts declaration calling for urgent action on education for sustainable development

UN News Center – The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, closed today with a declaration urging action to mainstream education in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda.

The Aichi-Nagoya Declaration calls on all nations to implement the Global Action Programme on ESD to move the relevant agenda forward.

In his […]

13 November 2014|News Stories|

At UN conference, education takes centre-stage in planning for a sustainable future

UN News Centre- The role education can play in preparing the world’s youth for a sustainable future is becoming increasingly relevant, particularly as the planet is set to face growing economic, social and environmental challenges, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared today as she opened a conference on […]

12 November 2014|News Stories|