Reaching women and girls across the line of fire in Myanmar’s Kachin conflict

Via UNFPA

 

KACHIN STATE, Myanmar – Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State intensified in December, nearly 7,000 people have fled the area, often amid shelling and airstrikes. Among the people on the run […]

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Bringing youth peacemakers from Uganda and South Sudan together

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Training young leaders in conflict resolution and peace building, business skills and project management, and future-oriented approaches of the Sustainable Development Goals has become essential. From 6 to 10 February 2017, young leaders from […]

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UNV welcomes Czech, French and Swiss UN Youth Volunteers to Bonn to prepare for volunteer assignments

Via UN Volunteers

13 February 2017, Bonn, Germany – Thirty nationals from the Czech Republic, France and Switzerland are among the latest UN Youth Volunteers to arrive in Bonn to start assignment preparation training before being deployed […]

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Youth for the SDGs at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

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08 February 2017, Bogotá, Colombia – At the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Colombia, youth leader Julián Rodríguez together with Leymah Gbowee, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, led a workshop […]

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Secretary-General Guterres on role of youth in addressing today’s challenges

Delivering a lecture at Cairo University, Mr. Guterres underlined the importance of young people in addressing the challenges confronting the contemporary world, including those to peace, impacts of climate change and growing inequalities.

“The best hope […]

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UN chief urges countries to bet on youth empowerment

Via UN Radio

Youth employment schemes must be at the heart of national and global economic plans.

That’s the hope expressed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a wide-ranging address to students at Cairo University in Egypt […]

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Photo stories: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The United Nations believes that empowering women and girls not only contributes to the world’s economic development, but also pushes forward the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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UN Women launches initiative for reforming gender-discriminatory laws

From UN WOMEN
A new partnership focused on reforming gender-discriminatory laws was unveiled today at an event co-hosted by UN Women, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Equality Now, in New York. The “Roadmap for Substantive Equality: […]

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Speech: “To leave no one behind, women and girls must be placed at the centre of efforts”

From UN WOMEN
Opening statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Women Executive Board First Regular Session for the year 2017
Date: 14 February 2017
[As delivered]
Madame Vice President,
Members of the […]

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New Promising Practices online

Via UNESCO

The Promising Practices Database presents initiatives from around the world that help contribute in a meaningful way to improving TVET in their context, whether it be local, national or regional. Four new Promising Practices […]

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