Just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000.
Only half of all countries have achieved the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. An extra $22 billion a year is needed on top of already ambitious government contributions in order to ensure we achieve […]
Jordan to Convene a Security Council Ministerial Debate on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace
On 1st April 2015, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan assumed Presidency of the Security Council. At a press conference at the United Nations headquarters on Thursday, Ambassador Dina Kawar, Permanent representative of Jordan to the United Nations, announced that Jordan will convene a Ministerial Open Debate at the Security Council on 23 April 2015 on […]
UNESCO’s workshop in Rabat, Morocco, on 27 and 28 February 2015.
For two days, youth organisations developed methods of analysis and proposals for actions for the next two years. “We tackled the Strategy from three angles: financing and accountability governance and coordination, as well as territorialization”, explains Madiha Taouss from the association Jeunes pour Jeunes (Youth […]
A new US $15.2 million project agreement signed in Rome will aim to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth.
Zaid Al Lozi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), […]
On March 12 the first Business Support Centre in Yemen was launched, supported by United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the Yemeni Business Club (YBC) and Spark.
The launch, which was attended by representatives from the private sector, NGOs, the Social Fund for Development, UNDP and Spark, successfully outlined the importance of private sector development […]
At UN annual Commission on the Status of Women, younger generation of gender equality activists say they are ready to play active role
Youth delegates such as Momal Mushtaq, a self-described “feminist” from Pakistan who was banned from riding a bicycle back home, and Tunisian women’s advocate Aya Chebbi, who declared that her “bold” generation was already today’s leaders, engaged in a lively dialogue with their senior counterparts on the side lines of the annual Commission on the […]
They were toddlers in 1995 when the ground-breaking Beijing Platform for Action was adopted by global leaders.
Some of them, not even born.
Today they all have one mission—to make sure women’s rights and gender equality are not just words but reality for everyone they know.
Infusing fresh meaning into the complex concepts of gender equality, here’s their […]
UN Envoy on Sexual Violence says eradicating sexual violence in Colombia requires investment in communities
In eradicating sexual violence related to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, the main challenge now is translating resolve into tangible solutions in communities where the crime continues to occur, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence said at the conclusion of her trip to the Latin American country.
“There is a direct correlation between […]
On International Ear Care Day, World Health Organization spotlighted risks of noise-induced hearing loss
More than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices such as smartphones and exposure to damaging levels of sound, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to devote 2015’s International Ear Care Day to “Making Listening Safe.”
“As they go about their daily lives […]
“This is the first time that we provide this kind of workshop to a young audience and is actually a first step in Tunisia”reported the two Tunisians experts, Hafedh Bouktif and Ahmed Abdennadher, accredited by the United Nations System Staff College in Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) and Results-Based Management (RBM).
Over thirty young women and men, […]