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UNESCO Biosphere Excursion: Learning experience for young environmentalists from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates

From UNESCO

The second part of the first UNESCO Biosphere Excursion, a binational programme in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia, took place in April 2016. A group of sixteen inspired students and young professionals from Ethiopia and the UAE met on 6 April for an excursion to protected areas in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah […]

5 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake

UN-Habitat

In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban youth discussions on the critical questions of “equity and youth development” in Kathmandu. A wide range of youth groups supported UN-Habitat to put […]

4 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Syrian refugee begins Olympic torch relay in Brasilia

From UN News Centre

Flanked by cheering crowds, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl ran with the Olympic flame through Brasilia today, kicking off a relay across the host country ahead of the Olympic Games in August, the United Nations refugee agency announced.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the Organizing Committee […]

4 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016: Join onsite or remotely!

From UNESCO

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 starts on 2 May 2016 in Geneva, and emphasizes Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The first High-Level Dialogue session will be dedicated to SDG 16 & to “Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive [Knowledge] Societies,” and will explore how technologies used […]

3 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Investing in girls: Cash incentives help promote gender equality in India

From UN Women

“I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl currently enrolled in seventh standard at a government school in Punjab, India, near the Pakistani border. “As a result, my […]

2 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Ban reiterates call to action on anniversary of UN-backed treaty banning nuclear tests

From UN News Centre

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that instead of a celebration, the occasion is a call to action on the work that remains to be done to end nuclear testing and continue on an environmentally sustainable path.

Speaking at a […]

2 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

From where I stand: Tebogo Mashego

From UN Women

“Most mining companies, government and big businesses do not procure from local women-owned businesses. Yet, I resigned from a well-paying job to create a private business in steel and metal manufacturing. I’ve hired four women in my company so far and I want to create more jobs for rural youth and women.

Our old […]

29 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“Girls in ICT Day” highlights need to promote technology careers for women

From UN News Centre

On Girls in ICT Day– marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April – the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s fastest growing sector.

ITU estimates a skills shortfall of over two million jobs in the information […]

29 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Baku, at UN forum, Arab entrepreneur touts potential of virtual games to make real-world impact

From UN News Centre

 27 April 2016 – “In a virtual world, everyone can be a world-saving hero,” an Arab entrepreneur from Israel told the UN News Centre in Baku, underscoring the potential of online games to bridge the divide between young adults in conflict zones and foster inclusive society.

Hans Shakur, a co-founder of GamesForPeace, a […]

26 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Baku: Violent extremism “affront” to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

From UN News Centre

The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism.

“The Alliance is the soft power tool established to contribute to a more peaceful world by countering radicalization […]

26 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|