Youth employment an ‘absolute priority’ in Latin America says UN labour chief

From : UN News Centre

6 May 2016 – “Innovative solutions” with a concrete action plan are crucial to tackle youth employment challenge in Latin America, the Director-General of the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) […]

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UNESCO Biosphere Excursion: Learning experience for young environmentalists from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates

From UNESCO

The second part of the first UNESCO Biosphere Excursion, a binational programme in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia, took place in April 2016. A group of sixteen inspired students and young professionals […]

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UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake

UN-Habitat

In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban youth discussions on […]

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Syrian refugee begins Olympic torch relay in Brasilia

From UN News Centre

Flanked by cheering crowds, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl ran with the Olympic flame through Brasilia today, kicking off a relay across the host country ahead of the Olympic Games in August, […]

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World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016: Join onsite or remotely!

From UNESCO

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 starts on 2 May 2016 in Geneva, and emphasizes Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The first High-Level Dialogue […]

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Investing in girls: Cash incentives help promote gender equality in India

From UN Women

“I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl […]

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Ban reiterates call to action on anniversary of UN-backed treaty banning nuclear tests

From UN News Centre

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that instead of a celebration, the occasion is a call to action on […]

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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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