Learning values through sport


Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016, on 6 April, UNESCO has initiated a campaign promoting the role of sport in delivering values education. A motion design animation, a photo […]

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Vocational training changed my life

From ILO

The vocational training path has led to success for one Bangladeshi woman. Suma had been under the impression that only students weak in their studies chose vocational training. Luckily for her, a teacher with […]

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A new mobile app brings the digital revolution to adolescent maternal care in Uganda


For four months, Team GetIN worked late into the night, feverishly coding and brainstorming, dedicated to achieving two main objectives: One, develop a mobile app that could revolutionize maternal care for young mothers throughout […]

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At Geneva, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for youth engagement to prevent violent extremism

8 April 2016 – The objective of extremists “is for us to turn on each other [and] our unity is the ultimate rebuke for that bankrupt strategy,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, underscoring that the […]

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UNDP graphic novel sheds light on issues affecting Roma women

From UNDP in Europe and Central Asia 

A short graphic novel released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is drawing attention to the multiple forms of discrimination faced by Roma women in the Western Balkans.

Coinciding with […]

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Youth employment needed, “to pull out the roots of extremism”: World Bank Group President Jim Young Kim

From World Bank

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim emphasized the importance of youth employment to sustainable development and combating violent extremism in his speech, “Development in a Time of Global Interdependence,” delivered at an event in Berlin, […]

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Engaging men to prevent violence against women and girls in Vietnam

From UNWomen Asia and the Pacific

26-year old Tran Van Chuong frequently awoke to the telltale sounds of his neighbor’s wife being beaten by her husband. Their arguments would start quietly but escalate quickly as his neighbor […]

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German-funded DAFI scholarships give young refugees hope and an education


Shehab, a 22-year-old Syrian student, poses proudly in front of a statue of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, at the entrance to Haceteppe University in Ankara.

A refugee from the city of Aleppo, he […]

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Young Benjamin’s interview with Ban Ki-moon raises autism awareness

From UN

Young film-maker Benjamin Rosloff visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and interviewed UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.

Ben Rosloff works on his film in the edit bay. Photo: Matthew Wells 
The video, produced […]

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Kenya Economic Update: How Can Young Kenyans Access Better Jobs?

From World Bank

Kenya is not short of jobs; it is short of high productivity jobs. This is one of the main findings of the 13th edition of the Kenya Economic Update. Kenya’s economy is creating […]

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