‘Traditional leaders stand up to protect youth from HIV, unintended pregnancy’ – UNFPA


SHISELWENI, Swaziland – “We have high youth unemployment and high teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Obed, a traditional leader in Shiselweni, Swaziland, told UNFPA.

Yet many conservative, rural communities have resisted publicly discussing topics that would […]

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Lack of infrastructure, jobs drives rural youth to cities, says UN rural poverty agency head

Via UN News


Investing in rural youth is essential to stem the migration of young people looking for work in cities and to keeping a global food supply, the new head of the United Nations agency […]

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Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme Empowers Women and Girls through Community-Managed Funding

From UN Habitat
Drawing from its extensive experience in building inclusive governance capacity, promoting adequate housing, and improvement of living standards for people living in slums through implementing slum upgrading projects, UN-Habitat has consolidated an integrated, […]

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Kuwait Conference addresses the challenges for an ethical and safe cyberspace for youth

The first conference on protecting children and youth from the risks of social media activities was held in Kuwait from 21 to 23 March 2017. It aimed at examining innovative ways and measures on […]

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From where I stand: “We barely had a meal in three days”

From UN Women
Florence Luanda Maheshe found herself in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo with six children to feed and barely enough food. Once the camp closed, she was left with no […]

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“Cities are the engines of development, youths their mechanics” – Senegal

Via United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Dakar, 27 March 2017 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa organised, Saturday 25 March in Dakar (Senegal) in partnership with the UN Office of the Special Adviser […]

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‘The role policy plays in enabling mobile learning for displaced people’ – UNESCO



A Policy Forum was held to wrap up Mobile Learning Week which took place in Paris from 20 to 24 March. The Forum examined the role policies play in facilitating the acquisition of e-skills, […]

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Ayushi Tripathi is a student at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, a city in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

She explains that she comes from a family where talking about sex is taboo. “We […]

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UNESCO-China project advances ICT in teacher training in 10 African countries

China announced an extra USD4 million in funds to advance the UNESCO-China-Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) Information and Communication Technology in teacher training project, at a meeting at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris on April 19-20, 2016.
The meeting, “Harnessing Technology […]

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Girls in crisis settings overlooked for life-saving care, say health advocates

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BEIRUT, Lebanon – “To be pregnant in the middle of a humanitarian setting is already a dangerous situation, but for girls aged 15 to 19 the risk of pregnancy-related death is […]

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