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Celebrating Women in Oceanography on International Women’s Day


Young women engaged in ocean sciences from around the world had the chance to exchange with some of Oceanography’s women leaders during a webinar organized by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

The webinar sought to give the floor to three women oceanographers to share their compelling personal and professional narratives with younger generations about working […]

10 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Nairobi, UN chief Guterres marks International Women’s Day by meeting with young women in Mathare slum.

Via UN News

8 March 2017 – The richness, welfare and prosperity of countries depend on the full integration of women in the development process, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, commemorating International Women’s Day at a ceremony in Nairobi as part of his visit to Kenya.

Speaking at an event alongside the First Lady of […]

8 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General”s Message for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

06 March 2017 – Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed.

Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full […]

8 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 to focus on the arts


UNESCO will celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) at its Headquarters and field office with a roundtable debate on gender equality in the art world, an advocacy campaign for women to be better represented in the media, and an international art exhibition.
Organized in cooperation with the French National Committee of UN Women, the roundtable […]

6 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Women Executive Director’s Message on International Women’s Day: Women in the Changing World of Work

Via UN Women

Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women”s Day, 8 March 2017
Date: 28 February 2017 – Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men […]

6 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

On Wildlife Day, UN spotlights youth’s role as today’s change-makers, tomorrow’s custodians

3 March 2017 – With the fate of the world’s wildlife soon to be in the hands of the next generation, the United Nations is observing this year’s World Wildlife Day with a call to harness the power of young people’s voices in conservation efforts.

“Poaching and illegal trafficking pose a significant threat to wildlife, especially […]

3 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

At first ‘playable’ UN conference, tech experts, gamers drive new ways of thinking on global development

3 March 2017 – Hands-free gardening for a greener future, video gamers using their skills to help achieve the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – these are just a few of the innovative and forward-looking ideas in the spotlight at the world body’s first ever ‘playable’ policy conference, held in the German city of […]

3 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘How sexuality education is changing lives’ – UNFPA



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,” says Lydia Mwelwa, aged 13 years.

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

A student at Kabulonga Basic School in Lusaka, […]

3 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘Determined young Afghan eyes academic success in Italy’ – UNHCR


At the age of 10, Alidad Shiri set off alone for Europe. Fifteen years later, he is about to graduate with a degree in philosophy from the University of Trento.

BOLZANO, Italy – Afghan refugee Alidad Shiri was just a boy of 10 when he set off alone on a four-year odyssey to Europe. Now […]

3 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Second Africa Day Of School Feeding Celebrated In Brazzaville, Republic Of Congo


Congo Brazzaville: The second edition of the African Day of School Meals was officially launched and celebrated on Wednesday 1 March 2017, under the patronage of the Congolese government, to the theme: “Home Grown School Feeding: Investment in Youth and Children for Harnessing the Demographic Dividend”.

The historic day was celebrated by the African Union […]

2 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|