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Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?


The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.

PEMBA, Tanzania (ILO News) – Twenty-four-year-old tailor, Nuru Nassor, struggled to make ends meet. She was one of many underemployed young Tanzanians who wanted to work more hours.

“I used […]

17 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Sexuality education offers life-saving lessons to Zambia’s young people


LUSAKA, Zambia – “I have seen girls become pregnant, become victims of violence and become HIV-positive, and I don’t want to become one of those girls,” said 13-year-old Lydia Mwelwa, a student at Kabulonga Basic School in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital.

“I’m happy they have taught us in school how we girls can protect ourselves,” she […]

17 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth for the SDGs enables youth participation in sustainability in Latin America

Via UN Volunteers

Through “Youth for the SDGs” UNV is training and empowering young people in five countries in Latin America, enabling them to participate and engage in discussions and exchange experiences about the SDGs in their communities.

Volunteerism enables youth engagement, leadership and participation

Within Latin America and the Caribbean, young people between the ages of 15 […]

17 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Exploring opportunities to build youth capacity

Via UN Volunteers


Mr Toily Kurbanov, Deputy Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, will visit Syria, Lebanon and Jordan from 17 to 23 April.

Damascus, Syria. / Mr Kurbanov will meet with United Nations entity partners to discuss the United Nations humanitarian and development response to the crisis in Syria and its impact in the […]

17 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

How to stop School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Across the African continent, gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy and HIV continue to be serious issues that are preventing young people from achieving their full potential. These issues are interconnected, with many of the same root causes and consequences – poverty, unequal gender and social norms and lack of access to education, including sexuality education.
Bringing […]

13 April 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Meet the finalists of the “Fly Your Ideas 2017” student competition

Five student teams from Australia, China, France, Nigeria and the United Kingdom will compete in the final round of the fifth edition of Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas global challenge, organised in partnership with UNESCO. The radical concepts selected cover a wide range of innovations going from an alternative to satellite imagery, to improved aircraft […]

13 April 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Iraq: UN agency ramps up emergency medical care to women and girls affected by conflict

Via UN News

10 April 2017 – The United Nations population agency, with financial support from the European Union (EU), has increased its humanitarian response in Iraq to meet the urgent needs of women and girls as fighting peaks in the war-torn country.

Thanks to an additional five million euros contribution by the European Commission Civil […]

11 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

Via UN News


10 April 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

“You have been to the most difficult places […] visited several refugee camps. Your foundation has schools in Lebanon, in the Beka’a […]

10 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General to designate Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace

On 10 April 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will designate Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

The Messenger of Peace designation ceremony will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York at an event to […]

10 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘Meet the teenagers in Brazil’s urban centres who are taking charge of their future’ – UNICEF


SÃO PAULO, Brazil, 22 March 2017 – In Brazil, more than 84 per cent of the population lives in urban areas. In many of these areas, children and adolescents are yet to be guaranteed their rights to quality education, health and to a welcoming and protective environment. These shortcomings impede their full development, […]

5 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|