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International Solidarity Day – Who are you moving #2getherWith?

Today, December 20, 2014 is International Solidarity Day. This year’s theme is “Moving together as one: Solidarity as the foundation of the UN development agenda beyond 2015”. Solidarity enables sustainable development and ensures that we leave no one behind.

For this year’s International Solidarity Day we encourage everyone to support solidarity and to share pictures […]

20 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

Love taking food selfies? Good! Join the Family Meal Photo Competition!

World Food Programme and the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) launched a photo competition as joint initiative to capture the latest element of “The Family Meal – What brings us together?” project.
Why is sharing a family meal important?
In today’s rushed world, it is more important than ever to make time […]

19 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

Join the global #UpForSchool campaign to demand education for 58 million marginalised children

The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Youth is a proud supporter of the global campaign called #UpForSchool – it is a global call to action to demonstrate the unprecedented public support for education and an end to discrimination against children.

As you know, world leaders promised to get every child into school by 2015. […]

17 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

#SHOWYOURSELFIE mini campaign: Take an UpsideDownfie to end violence against women and girls 

The UNFPA-led #showyourselfie campaign has now collected over 11,000 selfies to support the rights of young people. As the momentum surrounding the announcement of the Post­-2015 Development Agenda builds, #showyourselfie will capture and demonstrate the growing support for young people, to make sure their rights and needs are not ignored.

Now underway is the first #showyourselfie […]

15 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

Join a global community in celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

In 1950, the United Nations General Assembly declared 10 December to be the International Human Rights Day. This day marks the day commemorating the date on which the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”

This year, the […]

9 December 2014|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

How can we improve humanitarian action? Add your voice!

iSeek – You are invited to participate in an online consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit (http://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org) launching this week to gather your ideas and recommendations on how to keep humanitarian action fit for future crises. The discussion will inform the Regional Consultation Meeting for the “Europe and Others”* group taking place in Budapest, Hungary […]

9 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

Youth Speak Youth Survey from UNESCO MGIEP

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (UNESCO MGIEP) have launched a first annual Youth Survey that aims to gather the voices of 1.8 billion youth.

To strengthen the youth voice in the post-2015 world, the survey invites youth to share their opinions on the […]

28 October 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

FAO Photo Contest on Nutrition

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a photo contest to raise awareness about the importance of nutrition, emphasizing that it starts with what we eat: the products of the food and agriculture sector.

FAO wishes to engage the general public in an international effort to improve nutrition, aided by images on […]

9 October 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

UNESCO Youth Photography Competition


On the occasion of a new Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) to be published in April 2015, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a photo contest for youth.

The competition seeks submissions from youth aged 18-30 which illustrate the theme of the upcoming report, “Progress in education from 2000 […]

8 October 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

UN4U Photo Contest 2014 on Gender Equality

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has launched a photo contest on gender equality to celebrate United Nations Day in partnership with United Nations partners, funds and agencies in Asia and the Pacific. The contest is open to anyone, and can be submitted in two categories; digital submissions […]

1 October 2014|Opportunities for Youth|