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UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education provides a platform for innovative teaching

The Third UNESCO Forum on GCED, which opened on 8 March 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, brought together leading experts, practitioners and policymakers from around the world to examine pedagogical approaches and teaching practices, and to ensure that practical change is brought into classrooms.

“Teachers are on the frontlines of bringing GCED into learning environments. Without […]

13 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Improving Vocational Education Brings Opportunities for Young People in Yunnan


From World Bank

Yunnan Province, on China’s southwestern border, is well known for its beautiful natural landscape and rich ethnic culture. Yet it is also one of the country’s poorest provinces. Its per capita GDP in 2010 was only half of the national average. With 84% of mountainous land, the majority of its 45 million people […]

13 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young people from South Togo rediscover traditional musical instruments

Six thousand young people from southern Togo were keen to discover the traditional musical instruments of their region. This was made possible thanks to a one-year project implemented by the National Commission for Cultural Heritage (CNPC) of Togo to safeguard this element of the intangible cultural heritage of the country. The project concluded with […]

13 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Statisticians celebrate 70 years of global collaboration


“It is very fitting that for your 70th anniversary session you are meeting – for the first time – here at the heart of the United Nations, in the General Assembly Hall,” said Lenni Montiel, UN DESA’s Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, as he addressed the opening of the 48th session of the […]

10 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|