Terrorism, Threat to Albinos and Xenophobia Biggest Challenges to Safety in Urban Africa

From UN Habitat

Durban, 29 June 2016—Terrorism by Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, threat to albinos as xenophobic attacks and gender-based violence remain some of the biggest challenges to safety and security in African urban centres, Director […]

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Government of Japan Offers Hope for Internally Displaced Students in Fallujah

From UN-Habitat News


28 June 2016 – With generous support from the Government of Japan, temporary premises providing 25 classrooms, 128 residential units with accommodation for 512 students, basic site infrastructure and an administration building have […]

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World Youth Skills Day 2016 – Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are […]

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World Bank Approves US$ 63 Million for the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Jharkhand, India

From World Bank News


WASHINGTON, June 21, 2016 – The World Bank Board today approved the US$ 63 million Tejaswini: Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls & Young Women Project in Jharkhand, which will support adolescent girls […]

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UN launches worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Young Leaders will collaborate with UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to help end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequality


15 June 2016, UN Headquarters, New York- The United Nations today launched a new initiative to recognize exceptional […]

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Young Refugees Gather to Share Ideas at UNHCR Global Summit

From UNHCR News

GENEVA, June 10 (UNHCR) – Across the world, in countries which could not be more different from one another, young refugees face similar problems and challenges.

These range from education to safety and will […]

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“Young People Deserve a Job, a Career” says Junker at International Labor Conference

From ILO News

GENEVA  – Progress on economic development within the EU can only come if it “breathes new life into social dialogue,” President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has told an audience at the […]

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24 year-old activist from Zimbabwe speaks at UN General Assembly on ending AIDS

From UN News Centre


8 June 2016 – At a high-level meeting on ending AIDS that opened at the United Nations General Assembly today, Member States adopted a new political declaration that includes a set of […]

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UNICEF launches #ReplyforAll on Internet safety for adolescents

From UN News Centre


7 June 2016 – Eight out of ten 18-year-olds believe that young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, and more than five out of 10 […]

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Empowering Syrian Youth to Become Entrepreneurs



DAMASCUS, Syria – Despite the limited transportation, perpetual security threats and bombings ravaging her adopted city, Leen Darwish, an optimistic 23-year-old woman, stayed steadfastly determined to continue her education at the University of Damascus and […]

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