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Empowering the Youth Through Sport in Timor-Leste: Launching the Second Phase of the “Sport for Life” Initiative

From UNESCO Office in Jakarta

The energy of youth is on display this week in Dili, Timor-Leste, where the “Sport for Life Youth Leadership Camp” is bringing together youth facilitators from all 13 municipalities of the country.  From July 4th to 16th, they are trained to become facilitators themselves, to replicate the Sport for Life activities […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Stand Up For and Invest in Teenage Girls, UN Says on World Population Day

From UN News Centre


11 July 2016 – Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success of the […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Political Forum Opens With Focus on Achieving 2030 Agenda’s Call to ‘Leave No One Behind’

From UN News Centre

Opening the first meeting of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development since the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today outlined the tasks before the body and called for stronger commitment to accomplish its mandated tasks.

“A strong Forum means faster […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

International Youth Day 2016: Youth Leading Sustainability

August 12 is International Youth Day and the theme for this year is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production,” with a special focus on SDG 12.

This year’s Day is about turning the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into reality. The Day will focus on the leading role young people […]

7 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Implement UNDP’s “Project of Youth Exchange Program”


Based on the vision of the current leadership in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its continuous efforts to bridge the gap between nations through cultural dialogue, Saudi Arabia aspires to enhance dialogue opportunities among civilizations based on solid knowledge and sincere desire to set strong bases of cooperation, searching for common opinions, promoting […]

5 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Amid War Devastation, Central African Youth Become Agents of Peace



BANGUI, Central African Republic – An entire generation of Central African youth has been scarred by three years of relentless bloodshed. At the height of the crisis, villages were burned to the ground, and sexual violence was widespread. Hundreds of thousands were forced to flee their homes. But today, as a fragile stability takes […]

1 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Cambodian Hit “Love9″ Tackles Taboo Subject: Sexual Health


PHNOM-PENH, Cambodia – “My engine is still working!” a young man in a clinic yelled gleefully, having just testing negative for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Patients in the waiting room turned to gawk at him.

It was a scene from Love9, a Cambodian television and radio show that just wrapped up an extraordinarily successful three-year […]

30 June 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Terrorism, Threat to Albinos and Xenophobia Biggest Challenges to Safety in Urban Africa

From UN Habitat

Durban, 29 June 2016—Terrorism by Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, threat to albinos as xenophobic attacks and gender-based violence remain some of the biggest challenges to safety and security in African urban centres, Director of Programmes at UN-Habitat Alioune Badiane said Wednesday. “We abhor the revulsive attacks by Boko Haram mainly in West Africa […]

29 June 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Government of Japan Offers Hope for Internally Displaced Students in Fallujah

From UN-Habitat News


28 June 2016 – With generous support from the Government of Japan, temporary premises providing 25 classrooms, 128 residential units with accommodation for 512 students, basic site infrastructure and an administration building have been constructed at Fallujah University with technical support provided by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The project is […]

28 June 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

World Youth Skills Day 2016 – Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.

That is why education […]

27 June 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|