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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|

Nine Wins for Young People at the 71st UN General Assembly

Last month, hundreds of heads of state, delegates, and governments from all over the world gathered in New York City for the High-Level segment of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. From high-level meetings with Heads of States, to events with celebrities, young people certainly made their mark on the UN Headquarters’ […]

14 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents in Cities: Habitat 3 Side Event

On October 17, on the sidelines of the Habitat 3 conference in Quito, Ecuador, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will co-host an event on Urban Agents of Change: Ensuring the health and wellbeing of adolescents in cities. The event is co-organised by Every Woman Every Child at the Executive Office of the […]

13 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Day of The Girl Child: Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing […]

10 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

How World Leaders Brought Youth to the 71st UN General Assembly

During the High-Level Segment of the 71st UN General Assembly, an unprecedented number of world leaders emphasized in their national statements the role of youth in shaping a better future. Specifically, 59 Member States highlighted the importance of youth development and participation, recognizing young people’s contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to international […]

3 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Putting Condoms on the Fast-Track as an Efficient and Cost-effective HIV Prevention Method

The UNAIDS Prevention gap report shows that HIV prevention efforts must be reinvigorated if the world is to stay on the Fast-Track to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To achieve the global Fast-Track Target of reducing the number of new HIV infections to fewer than 500 000 by 2020, more political commitment and increased investment in […]

3 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

From Tragedy to Action: How Employment Policies Can Guarantee Job Safety

A tragic event changed her perception of life.

It was almost three years ago when Zinab received that dreadful call on a Tuesday morning. One of her construction trainees had fallen off a service shaft, three stories onto solid ground.

Zinab called an ambulance and she rushed to the scene. She only had 45 minutes to help […]

1 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Giving Birth Upright, With Maté: Peru Clinics Open Arms to Indigenous Women

AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuamán, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, “You decide your birthing position.”

Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including their […]

30 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO Unveils Video on Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Young People

The United Nations cultural agency has released a new video that outlines how comprehensive sexuality education helps young people develop the knowledge and skills to make conscious, healthy and responsible choices about relationships and sexuality.

The Being a Young Person video, released by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), outlines the vital role that comprehensive sexuality […]

27 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Human Rights Council Holds Panel Discussion on Youth and Human Rights

22 September 2016- The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a panel discussion on youth and human rights in order to identify challenges, best practices and lessons learned in the exercise of human rights by young people, as well as relevant opportunities for the empowerment of youth in the exercise of their rights.

In […]

23 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|