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Over 18,000 Nominations Received in Young Leaders Campaign

Following a month-long call for nominations for the first Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, more than 18,000 submissions from 186 countries were received by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

The  Young Leaders is a flagship initiative of the Envoy, intended to recognize and engage exceptional young people who are leaders […]

2 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Investing in Young People is Key to Future Prosperity, UN Agency Head to Tell Senegal’s President

From IFAD

Investing in agriculture and farming technologies will help to change the perception that young people have of farming, making it an appealing career choice that also contributes to the long-term development of rural communities, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will tell Senegalese leaders when visiting the country […]

29 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Anti-Crime Chief Calls for Greater Prevention, Youth Advocacy to Fight Terrorism

From UN News Centre

 27 July 2016 – The threat of terrorism has expanded and become increasingly decentralized and diffuse throughout the past 10 years, the top United Nations anti-crime official said today, calling for greater efforts to tackle links between crime and terrorism and for increased advocacy among youth.

“Terrorism is now more of a threat […]

27 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

The Power of Sport to Change the World: FC Internazionale at the UN

“Sport is also an important enabler of sustainable development. We recognize the growing contribution of sport to the realization of development and peace in its promotion of tolerance and respect, and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and of young people, individuals and communities as well as health, education and social inclusion […]

27 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Syrian Band’s Concerts are Music to German Ears

From UNHCR

Singer Abdallah Rahhal stepped on stage as the oud player picked out an intriguing tune. The musicians had met only moments before. Abdallah lifted his voice to meet the oud’s haunting semitones and something clicked. The band Musiqana was born.

This chance meeting in the depths of a Berlin winter marked the start of a […]

26 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Football Camps in Jordan Plant Seeds of Friendship and Cohesion

From UNWOMEN

For Syrian refugees in Jordan, integration into Jordanian society is fraught with challenges. Mistrust and rumors taint how each group perceives the other. A project by UN Women organized football camps for adolescent girls, where Jordanian and Syrian girls built friendships and social cohesion.
Date: 25 July 2016

Rawan and Samah have much in common. They […]

26 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Playing for Gender Equality with Valencia Club de Fútbol

From UN Women

Valencia Club de Fútbol (Valencia CF) became the first sport club to become a UN Women global partner in May 2015, to advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Spanish soccer team players wear UN Women’s logo on their jerseys when they play in European competitions such as the prestigious Champions League, and host […]

25 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw! Moroccan Youth Sketch Their Vision of Society

From UNESCO

15 young women and men representatives of youth organizations will meet renowned professional cartoonists from 20 to 22 July 2016 at la Maison de la Presse in Tangier, Morocco, around a workshop on editorial cartooning and youth caricatures.

The agenda of the workshop, organized as part of NET-MED Youth activities, is rich and serves as […]

21 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNICEF Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Girls, Women from Sexual Violence

From UN News Centre

20 July 2016 – A key adviser to the United Nations children’s agency today decried the culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence against women and girls around the world, following a recent case of gang rape in India.

“Outrage is not enough,” said Anju Malhotra, UNICEF’s Principal Gender Advisor.

“We need action now to […]

21 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Promoting Innovation, Skills and Young Women’s Entrepreneurship

From UN Women

On World Youth Skills Day, 15 July, at a side event held at the UN Headquarters in New York UN Women launched the “Global Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs” to promote young women’s innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Encouraging entrepreneurship is one of the most impactful steps we can take in addressing some of the disparities […]

20 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|