“I’ve been married for five years – since I was 12 – but I haven’t gone to live with my husband yet,” said Rupali Kurmi, from Kapilvastu district, in Nepal. “That’s happening in about three weeks’ time.”
This Valentine’s Day, for its annual #IDONT campaign, UNFPA is partnering with artists to raise awareness about child […]
Baghdad, 12 February 2017 – On 9 February, UNESCO, together with the Ministry of Education of Iraq, launched the piloting of a national Student Information Management System (SIMS). The SIMS aims at providing accurate and up-to-date information on the education system in Iraq, immediately available for effective decision-making.
“The piloting of the SIMS in Rusafa/3 […]
As Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi brings to a close his tenure as the first-ever Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, a position he held since January 2013, see below some of the highlights of his last week at the United Nations.
Mr. Alhendawi’s last week at the United Nations was kicked off with the official opening of the 2017 […]
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
It’s an enormous pleasure and an enormous honor to be here. I am very grateful to your Highness [Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum] for your very kind invitation.
If one looks at today’s governance problems at the country level, between countries or at multilateral governance in the world, we face […]
Helen Clark’s Speech at the World Government Summit Side Event on Youth and Governance: Perspectives on the UNDP Arab Human Development Report 2016
Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She also chairs the United Nations Development Group.
12 February 2017 – I am pleased to join you at this World Government Summit Side Event on Youth and Governance: Perspectives on the Arab […]
To mark this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we bring you the story of Katherine Jin – a young female scientist and how her scientific invention helps safeguard health workers.
10 February 2017 – In his second term in office, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, subsequently appointing Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as his first-ever Envoy on Youth – the youngest senior official in the history of the Organization.
“I think with my appointment, the United […]
From UN WOMEN
Op-ed by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February
What makes a young girl believe she is less intelligent and capable than a boy? And what happens when those children face the ‘hard’ subjects like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? A recent […]
For two days on 30-31 January, the 6th annual ECOSOC Youth Forum brought together young leaders, government representatives, and civil society organizations at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The ECOSOC Youth Forum represents the largest annual convening at the United Nations focused on youth development and engagement and is a critical juncture for reviewing progress […]
A positive start for the first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) clinic in Ghana marks the beginning of a new chapter for girls’ participation in STEM education.
11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science – and a reminder that today, many women and girls continue to be excluded from […]