Unlocking the potential of youth – UNDP in Sri Lanka

In this blog series, UNDP experts and practitioners share their experiences and views on innovation in development practice.

By Fadhil Bakeer Markar, Communications Team Lead and Youth Focal Point, UNDP Sri Lanka

“Children and youth deserve a […]

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“Impact Hiring: How Data Will Transform Youth Employment” via Rockefeller Foundation

via Youth Economic Opportunities


Youth unemployment in the United States is an intractable problem, especially for the vulnerable segment of “opportunity youth”: young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school […]

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Giving women choices: Family planning options increase in rural Ethiopia via UNFPA

“My heart is with him,” said Netsanet*, speaking of her husband, who has moved away to a distant town, leaving her and their son behind in a rural village in northern Ethiopia. She stayed in their […]

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UN Capital Development Fund offers strategies/tips to increase youth financial inclusion



The new paper ‘Recommended Practices and Lessons Learned in Providing Financial and Non-financial Services to Youth’ distills best practices of implementation and management of youth financial and non-financial services generated over the four-year programme […]

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Youth economic opportunity ecosystem analysis Rwanda via UNCDF

Check out YouthStart report here http://bit.ly/1Z33ZaK 

YouthStart Global is a global programme funded by UN Capital Development Fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)


Executive Summary: 

Rwanda’s economy has experienced fast and sustained growth at an average […]

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“A special focus on youth” – UNDP achievements in Egypt


For over five decades UNDP has been supporting the Egyptian government and people in striving towards sustainable development, providing expert advice at the policy level as well as grassroots interventions on the ground. 

Quote from […]

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Happy New Year from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Peace in 2016 is Ban Ki-moon’s holiday message. #HappyNewYear
Peace in 2016 is Ban Ki-moon’s holiday message. #HappyNewYear to all our followers! pic.twitter.com/h8GCydG7aa
— United Nations (@UN) December 31, 2015

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Youth in China learned about preventing violence against women during #16days campaign.

From UN WOMEN Asia Pacific: Chinese Students learn to use social media to prevent Gender-Based Violence.


Beijing, China – Fifty peer educators from the Beijing Royal School (BRS) in China joined a training on “Using Social Media […]

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Youth violence is a global public health problem-WHO

Check out some promising prevention programmes with World Health Organization fact sheet on Youth violence.
Fact sheet N°356

Reviewed October 2015

Key facts

Worldwide some 200 000 homicides occur among youth 10–29 years of age each year, which is […]

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2015 in pictures: a review of some of the year’s major developments

UN News Centre:

Looking back at the year 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summed it up in two words: “breakthrough and horror.”

On the positive side, as the UN turned 70 it took landmark steps toward […]

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