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On UAE Visit, Alhendawi Underscores Need to Invest in Arab Youth

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth has just concluded a visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where he met with youth leaders and government officials to discuss the state of youth empowerment in the MENA region.
On November 6, Alhendawi took part in the third annual “MBC Hope” Awards Ceremony, hosted by the MBC Group. The […]

8 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

IOM Trains Young People in Disaster-Prone Rwanda District to Boost Resilience

Rwanda – The International Organization for Migration is stepping up efforts to lessen community vulnerability to climate-related threats in Ngororero District, Rwanda, by enhancing community resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats.

As part of a project: Strengthening Human Security by Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate-related Threats, IOM is this week (8-10/11) holding a training […]

8 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

The Need to Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls

Young women and adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by HIV—in 2015, 75% of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa were among adolescent girls aged 10–19 years. There is still an urgent need to promote prevention programmes for young women and adolescent girls, to realize the sexual and reproductive rights of young women and adolescent girls […]

8 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Expert Group Meeting Discusses State of Youth in the SDGs

On November 1, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNFPA and UNDP convened an all-day expert-level meeting on Measuring the State of Youth in the SDGs: Tracking Global Indicators Relevant to Youth Development and Well-being.
The 35 experts from 18 different agencies and organizations, as well as representatives of youth organizations, all made a […]

3 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

An Innovative Platform for Global Citizenship Education

The first APCEIU International Conference on Global Citizenship Education (GCED): Platform for Pedagogy and Practice provided a forum for over 300 GCED practitioners to share their experiences and pedagogical approaches one year after the adoption of the Education 2030 Agenda, which includes GCED within one of its targets.
The Conference took place on 24-25 October 2016 […]

28 October 2016|News Stories|

UNAOC and IOM Ceremony Announces Winners of PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration

New York – The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted on October 27 the Awards Ceremony of the PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion, celebrating the winners of this year’s video competition.

PLURAL + is a youth-produced festival that encourages young people to […]

28 October 2016|Envoy’s news|

Using Sport to Promote Tolerance, Respect and to Empower Youth

To celebrate UN Staff Day on 25 October, the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels organized for its staff and the UN family in Brussels an interactive talk with two top professional athletes in martial arts who shared their life story with staff and gave their view on the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals. […]

28 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Human Rights Forum on Role of Youth in Public Decision-Making

For the first time, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is organizing a Forum on the role of youth in public decision-making. The Forum will take place on November 21-22, 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law will […]

27 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Goals Can ‘Propel Us Towards A Better Future For All On A Healthy Planet,’ Ban Says On UN Day

24 October 2016 – In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world.

“We have also suffered enormous heartbreak – including unresolved conflicts […]

24 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Skills Training at School Opens Door to Better Work for Students in Zambia

School leavers and secondary school students in southern Zambia have benefited from a UNESCO project designed to tackle the problem of accessing technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Every year around 300,000 students leave school in Zambia with very few of them able to gain places on  TVET schemes. The UNESCO project, part of the Better […]

23 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|