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‘Meet the teenagers in Brazil’s urban centres who are taking charge of their future’ – UNICEF


SÃO PAULO, Brazil, 22 March 2017 – In Brazil, more than 84 per cent of the population lives in urban areas. In many of these areas, children and adolescents are yet to be guaranteed their rights to quality education, health and to a welcoming and protective environment. These shortcomings impede their full development, […]

5 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘The Future of Work We Want: A Global Dialogue’ – ILO



Around the world, profound changes in the nature of work are underway. This dialogue presents an important step to gain greater understanding of the changes we are witnessing and to develop effective policy responses that can shape the future of work. Read more below.


Special session

How youth of today see the future of work and […]

5 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘Traditional leaders stand up to protect youth from HIV, unintended pregnancy’ – UNFPA


SHISELWENI, Swaziland – “We have high youth unemployment and high teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Obed, a traditional leader in Shiselweni, Swaziland, told UNFPA.

Yet many conservative, rural communities have resisted publicly discussing topics that would improve the health and rights of young people – including adolescent pregnancy, gender-based violence and sexually transmitted infections like HIV.

This […]

5 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Lack of infrastructure, jobs drives rural youth to cities, says UN rural poverty agency head

Via UN News


Investing in rural youth is essential to stem the migration of young people looking for work in cities and to keeping a global food supply, the new head of the United Nations agency charged with eradicating rural poverty today said.

In one of his first interviews since taking on the leadership of the UN’s […]

3 April 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme Empowers Women and Girls through Community-Managed Funding

From UN Habitat
Drawing from its extensive experience in building inclusive governance capacity, promoting adequate housing, and improvement of living standards for people living in slums through implementing slum upgrading projects, UN-Habitat has consolidated an integrated, in-situ citywide approach to slum upgrading and prevention in its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP).
PSUP, an initiative of the African, […]

30 March 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Kuwait Conference addresses the challenges for an ethical and safe cyberspace for youth

The first conference on protecting children and youth from the risks of social media activities was held in Kuwait from 21 to 23 March 2017. It aimed at examining innovative ways and measures on how to protect young people from the dangers and challenges of the social media, related to ethical, legal, social and […]

30 March 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

From where I stand: “We barely had a meal in three days”

From UN Women
Florence Luanda Maheshe found herself in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo with six children to feed and barely enough food. Once the camp closed, she was left with no support. Access to a small piece of land and assistance from a NGO supported by UN Women helped Maheshe stand […]

30 March 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

“Cities are the engines of development, youths their mechanics” – Senegal

Via United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Dakar, 27 March 2017 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa organised, Saturday 25 March in Dakar (Senegal) in partnership with the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the African Union Commission and UN Habitat an Expert Group Meeting on “The New Urban Agenda and […]

29 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘The role policy plays in enabling mobile learning for displaced people’ – UNESCO



A Policy Forum was held to wrap up Mobile Learning Week which took place in Paris from 20 to 24 March. The Forum examined the role policies play in facilitating the acquisition of e-skills, particularly for disadvantaged and displaced populations. It brought together ministers of education and ministers of ICT to talk about the […]

29 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|




Ayushi Tripathi is a student at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, a city in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

She explains that she comes from a family where talking about sex is taboo. “We never talk about it at home. Even seeing an advertisement about condoms is uncomfortable for my parents,” she said. But […]

27 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|