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My Voice-My School: Bringing Children From Ein El Hilweh and Sweden Together


Today, Rama, a Palestine refugee from Syria, and her classmates from Palestine Martyrs School in Ein El Hilweh, Lebanon, met with children from Sweden’s Helsingborg International School as part of the UNRWA My Voice-My School classroom initiative.

The My Voice-My School project is an innovative programme that combines teacher development, student-centred learning, and information communication […]

24 May 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young people call for education, health care, rights – and politicians are listening


MONROVIA, Liberia – Life is not often easy for Liberia’s young people. It has been 14 years since the end of a brutal civil war, but in many ways communities are still reeling. Poverty is rampant, school enrolment rates are low and adolescent pregnancy rates are some of the highest in the world.

But with […]

22 May 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Second Meeting held on Implementation of Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action

Almost forty representatives from humanitarian partners, including Governments, NGOs, youth organizations, private sector and UN agencies, met last week in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss and work towards advancing the implementation of the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action, which was launched last year during the World Humanitarian Summit.

During this second annual meeting, members reviewed […]

8 May 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

ILO online learning programme introduces Syrian refugees to their workplace rights in Jordan

AMMAN, JORDAN (ILO News) The ILO has launched an e-learning programme for Syrian refugees in Jordan that explains their rights and responsibilities under the country’s labour law.

The online programme is part of on-going efforts by the ILO to help formalise the work of Syrian refugees in Jordan. It outlines the benefits of working legally through […]

3 May 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

End the Taboo: Importance of Sexuality Education in Nepal यौनिकतालाई बर्जित विषयका रुपमा लिइने प्रचलनको अन्त्यका लागि नेपालमा यौनिकता सम्बन्धी शिक्षाको महत्व


Providing young people across Nepal with the education they need is key to healthy decision-making. Research shows that as they grow up, young people face important decisions about relationships, sexuality, and sexual behavior. Experts have pushed for an updated school curriculum from primary to secondary education giving teachers and students a broader understanding of […]

3 May 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Through its Job Creation Programme, UNRWA Gives Hope to Palestine Refugee Youth


Norhan Abu Sharekh, a Palestine refugee, lives with her six-member family in Gaza City. After completing her university studies in Business Administration, she received a six-month placement as a human resources assistant with the UNRWA Gaza Field Office through the Agency’s Job Creation Programme (JCP).

“Four months ago, after I was interviewed, I started working […]

3 May 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Syrian Swimmer Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador



Teenager who competed in Rio Olympics joins at a time of unprecedented crisis with 65 million people displaced worldwide.

GENEVA – Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini, a Syrian who fled across the Mediterranean, was today appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and pledged to work harder to inspire refugees around the world.

Mardini, […]

28 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

On ‘Girls in ICT Day,’ UN agencies encourage girls, women to seek technology careers

Via UN News Centre

27 April 2017 – United Nations agencies today introduced thousands of girls and women to careers in coding and robotics as part of its annual ‘International Girls in ICT Day’ celebrations around the world, meant to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in the field of information and communications technology.

Secretary-General of […]

28 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNICEF Advocate Ishmael Beah helps give a voice to young people affected by the conflict in Syria



AMMAN, 27 April 2017 – Ishmael Beah, author, former child soldier and UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War, wrapped up a three-day visit to Jordan today to help amplify the voices of vulnerable young people affected by the conflict in Syria.

Beah, who is internationally renowned for his books, A Long Way Gone, A […]

28 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN cultural agency promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage

From UN News
Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route.
The future of our remaining heritage will depend largely on the decisions and actions of the present generation of young people who will […]

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