News for Youth

News stories

In Nicaragua, Programme Helps Youth Create Businesses

As a child in Nicaragua, Leyli Siles studied, ran and played hide-and-seek just like any other little girl, even though she was deaf and born into a poor family. But by adolescence she began to feel that her hearing impairment was checking her aspirations.
As the years went by, Siles became despondent as the reality of […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Envoy on Youth Briefs ECOSOC Member States on the Secretary-General’s Five-year Action Agenda

2 September 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

UN Envoy on Youth Addresses “Building Tomorrow’s Europe: European Conference” on Youth Work and Youth Policy

2 September 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

In Georgia, Vocational Training Equips Youth for Job Market

Last year, 19-year-old Nino Narmania learnt she needed computer skills to do her favourite job—sewing and making clothes. Intrigued and excited by the project, she enrolled in a college-level professional tailoring programme in Poti, a provincial town in western Georgia.
Together with 50 other young women, she was the first to reap the benefits of quality […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Theatre for Social Development presents gender violence in Zanzibar

by Joke Lannoye

Zanzibar, Tanzania: As a UN Volunteer working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zanzibar, I am involved in activities on sexual and reproductive health, working closely with government institutions. Looking for new innovative methods to raise the awareness of young people is one of the things I have been working on during […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

How ending violence against women and girls became my passion

A remarkable young man from Tanzania, 24-year-old Mwasapi Kihongosi won the global UNiTE T-shirt design competition in 2011, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in March 2012 and led a Caravan for Change against violence and harmful traditional practices in November 2012. Mwasapi tells us how the plight to end such forms of violence became his passion.

“I did […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Commission on Social Development discusses youth issues

On the sidelines of the Commission on Social Development meeting in New York this week, the U.S. Mission to the UN and the International Labour Organization (ILO) convened a special forum bringing together key stakeholders to explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies.

Salient facts that came out of the forum were that young people represent […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Regional Focus: Partnering with Youth to Build Democratic Societies in the Arab Region

Egypt: Assessing Governance from a Youth Perspective

In Egypt, young men and women drove the 25 January revolution because they have been economically, socially and politically excluded. As the country now moves forward with a new government and Constitution, a DGTTF-backed project will work through an experienced national partner, the Social Contract Center, on youth-focused governance assessments focused […]

1 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

New law in Kyrgyzstan toughens penalties for bride kidnapping

The practice of bride kidnapping is widespread in Kyrgyzstan and is still considered by some as a valuable tradition.

“According to these ‘traditions’, when a Kyrgyz man wants to get married, he picks a bride and starts to arrange her kidnapping. This is a grave violation of human rights. Women often experience physical violence and rape.

They […]

1 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Egypt commits to implementing regional project to strengthen youth volunteerism

1 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|