First Meeting on Implementation of Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action

 

Today half of the 1.4 billion people living in countries affected by crises and fragility are under the age of 20.  Many of them, especially girls and young women, face poverty and exploitation. Yet their […]

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Empowering the Youth Through Sport in Timor-Leste: Launching the Second Phase of the “Sport for Life” Initiative

From UNESCO Office in Jakarta

The energy of youth is on display this week in Dili, Timor-Leste, where the “Sport for Life Youth Leadership Camp” is bringing together youth facilitators from all 13 municipalities of the […]

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Stand Up For and Invest in Teenage Girls, UN Says on World Population Day

From UN News Centre

 

11 July 2016 – Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful […]

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UN Political Forum Opens With Focus on Achieving 2030 Agenda’s Call to ‘Leave No One Behind’

From UN News Centre

Opening the first meeting of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development since the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today […]

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International Youth Day 2016 “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption”

August 12 is International Youth Day and the theme for this year is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption,” with a special focus on SDG 12.

This year’s Day is […]

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Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Implement UNDP’s “Project of Youth Exchange Program”

From UNDP

Based on the vision of the current leadership in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its continuous efforts to bridge the gap between nations through cultural dialogue, Saudi Arabia aspires to enhance dialogue opportunities […]

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Amid War Devastation, Central African Youth Become Agents of Peace

From UNFPA

 

BANGUI, Central African Republic – An entire generation of Central African youth has been scarred by three years of relentless bloodshed. At the height of the crisis, villages were burned to the ground, and […]

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Cambodian Hit “Love9″ Tackles Taboo Subject: Sexual Health

From UNFPA

PHNOM-PENH, Cambodia – “My engine is still working!” a young man in a clinic yelled gleefully, having just testing negative for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Patients in the waiting room turned to gawk at […]

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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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