Regional Focus: Partnering with Youth to Build Democratic Societies in the Arab Region

Egypt: Assessing Governance from a Youth Perspective

In Egypt, young men and women drove the 25 January revolution because they have been economically, socially and politically excluded. As the country now moves forward with a new government and […]

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New law in Kyrgyzstan toughens penalties for bride kidnapping

The practice of bride kidnapping is widespread in Kyrgyzstan and is still considered by some as a valuable tradition.

“According to these ‘traditions’, when a Kyrgyz man wants to get married, he picks a bride and […]

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Egypt commits to implementing regional project to strengthen youth volunteerism

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Child Marriages: 39,000 Every Day – More than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 and 2020

Joint press release by UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, UN Women, the United Nations Foundation, World Vision, Girls Not Brides, Every Woman Every Child, World YWCA and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

NEW YORK, 7 […]

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Men in the kitchen: cooking up change in Mozambique

“Once we’re in the kitchen, cooking as we know it, we learn a lot. … I didn’t used to be comfortable. … I would return from work hungry but just because [my partner] was not […]

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Africa’s Greatest Assets Are Young People

Africa Renewal Interview with the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi

You have just been appointed the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. What will be your role?

An envoy is someone who takes a message […]

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UN Envoy on Youth Addresses Second International Young Leaders Assembly

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Youth call for more engagement in local government

The Commonwealth Local Government Young People’s Forum (CLGYPF) took place on 13-14 May 2013 at the Munyonyo Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference  (CLGC) .

The youth forum brought […]

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West Asia: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

Bring the rubbish get the gift, Iraq

Students were not aware of throwing rubbish into the bins. Unfortunately they had the behaviour of dumping the waste out of, especially around, the rubbish bins. We think that […]

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Youth Organizations Form a Pact for Social Transformation in the AIDS Response

AIDS activism has radically changed since the beginning of the epidemic. Young activists in countries around the world are increasingly demanding HIV services to be tailored to their needs and claiming their seat at the […]

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