From where I stand: Tebogo Mashego

From UN Women

“Most mining companies, government and big businesses do not procure from local women-owned businesses. Yet, I resigned from a well-paying job to create a private business in steel and metal manufacturing. I’ve hired […]

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“Girls in ICT Day” highlights need to promote technology careers for women

From UN News Centre

On Girls in ICT Day– marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April – the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls […]

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In Baku, at UN forum, Arab entrepreneur touts potential of virtual games to make real-world impact

From UN News Centre

 27 April 2016 – “In a virtual world, everyone can be a world-saving hero,” an Arab entrepreneur from Israel told the UN News Centre in Baku, underscoring the potential of online games […]

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Baku: Violent extremism “affront” to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

From UN News Centre

The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to […]

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In Baku, youth stress vision of inclusive society at UN forum

From UN News Centre

Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are […]

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SDG Fund Launches New Programs in Pacific Islands to Support Youth

By: Paloma Durán, Director, Sustainable Development Goals Fund

 19 April 2016 

The UN General Assembly’s recent announcement of a new framework to establish the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnership signals the beginning of a very timely […]

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Work permit boost gives hope to Khaled, 22, and other Syrian refugees in Jordan

From UNHCR

In the four years since they fled from Hama to Jordan, 22-year-old Syrian refugee Khaled has been the sole wage earner for his family of eight. With no valid work permit for his farm-laboring […]

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UNAIDS Interview: Snapchat becomes hotline for abusive relationships

From UNAIDS Asia-Pacific 

We hear a lot about cyber stalking and cyber violence and the dangers of social media for young people in relationships. However an entrepreneurial young group from India is exploiting the power of […]

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Why are rural youth leaving farming?

From IFAD

Rural youth recently reported that access to information, lack of credit and negative perceptions around farming are the leading reasons why African young people are leaving small farming at such alarming rates.

The comments came […]

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Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education: Ministers back education for democracy

From UNESCO

Education ministers and officials from 50 countries attended the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, in Brussels from 11-12 April, 2016, to discuss the theme “Securing democracy through education: The development […]

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