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A better sexual and reproductive health education could save adolescent lives

More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNESCO and partners.

In 2015, nearly two thirds of adolescents, approximately 85,000, died in low- and middle-income countries of the African and South-East Asia regions. With road […]

31 May 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Thailand to pilot UNESCO project targeting gender imbalances in STEM


Thailand will be the first country in Asia-Pacific to assess and address gender imbalances in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields using a policy toolkit developed as part of a global UNESCO project.

SAGA (STEM and Gender Advancement) is a global UNESCO project that aims to address the glaring gender disparities in STEM […]

31 May 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young people demand sexual and reproductive health and rights information

From UN Aids

Sexual and reproductive health and rights information, education and evidence-informed data are key to ensuring that young people know how to protect themselves from HIV and access HIV testing and treatment. This was the main message from an event—Breaking Down Barriers to Youth Empowerment—organized by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United […]

25 May 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

ILO, LUKOIL extend partnership on youth employment


“We have the unique opportunity to partner in order to scale-up action on youth employment and tackle this crisis head on,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

MOSCOW (ILO News) – Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, and Vagit Alekperov, President of the Russian oil company LUKOIL, have signed an agreement here to […]

24 May 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|