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FAO, NEPAD Team Up to Boost Rural Youth Employment in Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger

Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in the rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.

The agreement signed on October 19 by FAO Director-General José Graziano da […]

20 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

New UNIDO Project Supports Employment and Entrepreneurship for Ethiopia’s Women and Youth

Earlier this month, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched the Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Promotion (YoWEP) project in Addis Ababa. The YoWEP project seeks to support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to tackle the challenges of unemployment among youth and women, as well as the corresponding rise of economically driven migration.

Partners to the project believe support for […]

19 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Office of the Youth Envoy at 2016 UNV Partnerships Forum in Bonn

On October 13-14, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth took part in the 2016 UNV Partnerships Forum in Bonn, Germany, co-organized by the UN Volunteer Programme (UNV) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Saskia Schellekens, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, delivered the keynote address at […]

18 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Urban Agents of Change: Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents in Cities

Every Woman Every Child high-level side event at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, co-organized by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, Save the Children and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, highlighted some of the key challenges and important solutions that are included in the New Urban Agenda for improving the health and wellbeing of adolescents living in cities.

Ms. Jovana […]

17 October 2016|News Stories|

Nine Wins for Young People at the 71st UN General Assembly

Last month, hundreds of heads of state, delegates, and governments from all over the world gathered in New York City for the High-Level segment of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. From high-level meetings with Heads of States, to events with celebrities, young people certainly made their mark on the UN Headquarters’ […]

14 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents in Cities: Habitat 3 Side Event

On October 17, on the sidelines of the Habitat 3 conference in Quito, Ecuador, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will co-host an event on Urban Agents of Change: Ensuring the health and wellbeing of adolescents in cities. The event is co-organised by Every Woman Every Child at the Executive Office of the […]

13 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth Envoy Visits Italy, Speaks at ‘We Free Days’, Meets Youth Groups

October 11, 2016 – Today the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, took part in the We Free Days international conference in Rimini, Italy, kicking off the event with a keynote speech on the issue of drug use among young people.

 

A yearly event joined by 2,500 young participants from all over Italy and […]

11 October 2016|Envoy’s news|

Day of The Girl Child: Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing […]

10 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

How World Leaders Brought Youth to the 71st UN General Assembly

During the High-Level Segment of the 71st UN General Assembly, an unprecedented number of world leaders emphasized in their national statements the role of youth in shaping a better future. Specifically, 59 Member States highlighted the importance of youth development and participation, recognizing young people’s contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to international […]

3 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Putting Condoms on the Fast-Track as an Efficient and Cost-effective HIV Prevention Method

The UNAIDS Prevention gap report shows that HIV prevention efforts must be reinvigorated if the world is to stay on the Fast-Track to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To achieve the global Fast-Track Target of reducing the number of new HIV infections to fewer than 500 000 by 2020, more political commitment and increased investment in […]

3 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|