27 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his trip to the Middle East with a visit to Jordan alongside World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, where they met with refugees from the Zaatari camp, as well as with senior government officials from Palestine, Turkey and Jordan, including King Abdullah II.
“I was here […]
Starting in Nairobi, Kenya and ending in Abuja, Nigeria, UN-Habitat and its partners the Major Group for Children and Youth sprinted across Africa to raise awareness and recognize the value of youth in the new urban agenda – Habitat III. In three events which engaged over 500 youth representing youth-led agencies from 20 different […]
25 March 2016 – While in Lebanon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim underlined the UN system’s commitment to the country, calling for additional funds for a refugee camp, inaugurating a new social development centre, and announcing a new financing plan for Lebanese schools.
During a visit to the […]
From UNDP in Yemen
A 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi, is the breadwinner of four siblings and his parents. Like tens of thousands of Yemenis, the ongoing conflict has deprived him of his job, becoming unable to pay for rent and support his family.
“Life has been dark for us since the beginning of the conflict. […]
UNESCO showcased the exceptional contribution to science of the five laureates of the 18th edition of the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards and the 15 recipients of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Rising Talents Grants at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 March. One day before the ceremony, at the Mutualité Hall in Paris, in which the […]
At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), encouraging young people to innovate and create knowledge is vital in effectively addressing those challenges.
UNESCO’s Youth Mobile Initiative builds on the experience of many programmes worldwide to introduce young people to computer […]
IMAX Launches “Big Picture” Initiative Partners With Un Environment Programme To Amplify Action On The Environment
IMAX Corp. (NYSE: IMAX) today launched an ambitious corporate social responsibility initiative, “Big Picture,” as an extension of its core mission to educate, entertain and inspire movie audiences globally. The wide-ranging campaign (#IMAXBigPicture) will leverage the power of film to promote awareness of and appreciation for the “big picture,” the understanding that the actions we […]
From the World Bank
The World Bank has been supporting Georgia’s government and private sector to advance innovation-led growth of key economic sectors since 2013. These policy advice, knowledge transfer, and capacity building efforts led to the creation of Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA).
Now, it looks to partner in driving competitiveness and ensuring longer-term sustainable […]
Geneva, 16 March 2016
Young people continue to be chronically under-represented in the world’s parliaments, a new IPU report has found, at a time when the global youth population is the largest it has ever been in history.
Youth participation in national parliaments 2016, launched today during the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Lusaka, Zambia, […]
“What I would most like is to leave this job and go back to school.” 15 year old Mohammed, of Syria, in Iraq
From UNICEF Iraq
Though he’s only 15 years old, school is a distant memory for Mohammed. He and his five siblings haven’t been in a classroom since they fled Kobani, Syria, three years ago and came to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. To help support his family, Mohammed now works full-time in an industrial area on […]