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

From UNFPA
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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‘Transforming Myanmar rural schools with ICT: One Teacher at a Time’ – UNESCO

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As the ‘ICT for Education: Mobile Broadband in Myanmar’ conference is set to get underway in Yangon, a look back at 18 months of UNESCO and partners’ groundbreaking initiative

Eighteen months ago, UNESCO set out […]

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‘Teen mothers in Kenya become powerful advocates for change’ – UNFPA

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KILIFI, Kenya – Purity Bahati was only 15 when she started dating her boyfriend, a 28-year-old man. “He told me he loved me, and I believed him,” she said. She was pregnant by the […]

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Announcement of EU collaboration on the first UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth welcomes the announced collaboration today from the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s Foreign & Security Policy Service, to work with the United Nations and the […]

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How mobile technology is empowering displaced youth learners

From UNESCO
Roland Kalamo lives and studies at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. The Congolese university student and youth community activist is pursuing a degree in Applied Arts. “It is human behaviour to think that everyone […]

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Young women call for increased women’s leadership, and change in the world of work

From UN Women

Young women attending the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women met UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Fearless Girl statue on Wall […]

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ESD youth leaders train to become change agents

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Four workshops were held in February 2017 in New Delhi, Nairobi, Dublin and Beirut to empower youth leaders on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). More than 130 young people in the 18-35 age group, […]

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‘#BankTheYouth: Smart Policies for Youth Financial Access’ – UNCDF

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Dakar, SENEGAL – UNCDF is proud to announce a new exciting initiative for 2017! In partnership with Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), UNCDF is embarking on an advocacy campaign titled “#BankTheYouth,” which seeks […]

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‘International Youth Forum: Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road’ – UNESCO

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From 17-22 April 2017, UNESCO and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO are co-organizing an International Youth Forum in collaboration with the Municipalities of Changsha and Quanzhou, which will bring together young women and […]

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