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First-Ever Meeting of Global Actors to Promote Youth-led Humanitarian Action

Less than two months after the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the members of the newly launched Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action met at UN Headquarters in New York to set out a detailed and concrete plan to turn youth-led humanitarian action into reality.

The 2-day meeting, convened by UNFPA in close […]

19 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Crucial for Eastern and Southern African Youth

From UNESCO

For Lebogang Brenda Motsumi, 27, accessible sexual and reproductive health services would have changed her life. A passionate advocate for youth-friendly services and sexuality education, she has faced personal struggles with early pregnancy and is now living with HIV.

She gave her testimony at a high level government dialogue organized by UNESCO on the […]

19 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

On World Youth Skills Day, UN calls for Better Skills Training to Improve Youth Employment

New York, 15 July, 2016 – Speaking at a high-level event at United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, UN officials urged world leaders to step up their efforts in providing skills training for young people as they get ready to enter the job market.

The world today is home to the largest generation of youth […]

15 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young People Powering the SDGs – HLPF Side Event

Side Event to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF)
1:15pm – 2:30pm
Monday 18 July, 2016
CR A, United Nations Headquarters, New York
 

On Monday July 18, on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Permanent Missions of Denmark and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office […]

14 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

First Step Towards Success: Setting The Goal

From UNRWA

Nothing precludes you from achieving your goals – knowledge has no value if it doesn’t translate into energy. For students, succeeding in school is a priority. However, success can’t be maintained without the following key elements: hard work, diligence, follow-up and willingness.

Driven by these elements, 14-year-old Nour Kinan, a Palestine refugee student from Lebanon, […]

13 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

First Meeting on Implementation of Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action

 

Today half of the 1.4 billion people living in countries affected by crises and fragility are under the age of 20.  Many of them, especially girls and young women, face poverty and exploitation. Yet their needs are often neglected and overlooked by providers of humanitarian assistance.

On the eve of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit that […]

12 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Empowering the Youth Through Sport in Timor-Leste: Launching the Second Phase of the “Sport for Life” Initiative

From UNESCO Office in Jakarta

The energy of youth is on display this week in Dili, Timor-Leste, where the “Sport for Life Youth Leadership Camp” is bringing together youth facilitators from all 13 municipalities of the country.  From July 4th to 16th, they are trained to become facilitators themselves, to replicate the Sport for Life activities […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Stand Up For and Invest in Teenage Girls, UN Says on World Population Day

From UN News Centre

 

11 July 2016 – Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success of the […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Political Forum Opens With Focus on Achieving 2030 Agenda’s Call to ‘Leave No One Behind’

From UN News Centre

Opening the first meeting of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development since the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today outlined the tasks before the body and called for stronger commitment to accomplish its mandated tasks.

“A strong Forum means faster […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

International Youth Day 2016: Youth Leading Sustainability

August 12 is International Youth Day and the theme for this year is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production,” with a special focus on SDG 12.

This year’s Day is about turning the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into reality. The Day will focus on the leading role young people […]

7 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|