For over five decades UNDP has been supporting the Egyptian government and people in striving towards sustainable development, providing expert advice at the policy level as well as grassroots interventions on the ground.
Quote from Anita Nirody, UN Resident Coordinator, “UNDP believes that involving people in the development of solutions to challenges such as youth […]
Peace in 2016 is Ban Ki-moon’s holiday message. #HappyNewYear
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— United Nations (@UN) December 31, 2015
From UN WOMEN Asia Pacific: Chinese Students learn to use social media to prevent Gender-Based Violence.
Beijing, China – Fifty peer educators from the Beijing Royal School (BRS) in China joined a training on “Using Social Media to Promote Gender Equality and Prevent Gender Based Violence”, which makes part of the programme “Peer Leadership for Healthy Relationships” […]
Check out some promising prevention programmes with World Health Organization fact sheet on Youth violence.
Fact sheet N°356
Reviewed October 2015
Worldwide some 200 000 homicides occur among youth 10–29 years of age each year, which is 43% of the total number of homicides globally each year.
Homicide is the fourth leading cause of death in people aged […]
UN News Centre:
Looking back at the year 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summed it up in two words: “breakthrough and horror.”
On the positive side, as the UN turned 70 it took landmark steps toward charting a better future for people and the planet – adopting, in September, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its […]
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Story by UN-Habitat
UN-Habitat has hailed the UN Security Council for passing the resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security saying it was an important paradigm shift.
“UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security is a paradigm shift, away from the idea of young people being seen as a threat to security towards them […]
Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security
Story by UNFPA
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling on countries to engage young people in building peace and countering violent extremism.
“Today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known,” states the resolution, adding that in many countries affected by armed conflict, young people comprise a majority of the population. […]
Story by MercyCorps
Historic move underscores the essential role youth play in promoting peace and countering violent extremism
The global organization Mercy Corps commends the United Nations Security Council for adopting a new resolution prioritizing youth and youth-led organizations in peacebuilding and violence prevention efforts, and thanks the government of Jordan and the 10,000 young peace builders […]
By: Nancy Lindberg, President of United State Institute of Peace (USIP)
— Nancy Lindborg (@nancylindborg) December 14, 2015
In a landmark decision, the United Nations Security Council this week adopted its first resolution to address the critical role that young people play in preventing and resolving conflict. Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, which passed with the unanimous support of the […]