Youth Envoy wraps first international mission to Iraq underlining the importance of youth empowerment

On her first international trip, the UN Youth Envoy, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, saw first-hand in Iraq the devastating effects of conflict on youth but also witnessed hope in them, and encouraged the young women and […]

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UN Youth Envoy Commemorates International Youth Day with Young Peace-Builders in Baghdad

 

International Youth Day, commemorated around the world under the 2017 theme “Youth Building Peace” was celebrated today with a special event in Baghdad, Iraq, hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the presence […]

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احتفلت مبعوثة الأمين العام للشباب باليوم الدولي للشباب في بغداد

بمناسبة اليوم الدولي للشباب، والذي احتُفل به في جميع أنحاء العالم تحت شعار سنة 2017 “شبابٌ يبنون السلام”، جرى الاحتفال اليوم في حفلٍ خاصّ في بغداد، العراق، استضافته وزارةُ الشباب والرياضة بحضور مبعوثة الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة للشباب، السيدة جاياتما […]

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In Kyrgyzstan, youth are at the forefront of building peaceful communities

A UN Women supported programme in Kyrgyzstan has empowered 15,000 young people to prevent violence, promote gender equality and build tolerance of diversity in their communities. The initiatives are teaching about respectful relationships and livelihood […]

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Art serves as a meeting point for youth affected by conflict

Lebanese singer Sandy Chamoun performs with her band at an arts festival in the Shatila refguee camp. Photo: UNDP Lebanon.
“Even though she is in pain, she’s still dancing!” Ma’ammar El Jasem says, standing proudly next […]

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Three areas where young people were in the spotlight at HLPF

Each year, Ministers from all over the world gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to review the progress made in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals at the High-Level Political Forum […]

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To end violence against women, Cambodian project teaches healthy relationships

KAMPONG CHAM, Cambodia – Women in Cambodia’s Kampong Cham Province are no strangers to violence. A staggering 33 per cent of women in the province have experienced physical violence since age 15, a 2014 survey revealed. Statistics […]

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HLPF 2017: “Youth and the SDGs: From Local Roots to Global Reality”

On Wednesday 19th of July, the newly appointed UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, participated in the High Level event  “Youth and the SDGs: From Local Roots to Global Reality”.

At this event, young advocates […]

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With relevant skills, youth can help accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

Young people today joined Ministers from Sri Lanka, Denmark and Jordan as well as the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the 3rd annual World Youth […]

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5 Ways to Build Skills for the Future

 

The theme of this year’s World Youth Skills Day, is “Skills for the Future of Work”.

Investing in the employment of young people means investing in the present and future of our societies. With improved education […]

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