Pan-African Forum: Building a culture of peace in Africa through innovative youth mobilization

UNESCO – From 11 to 13 December, Libreville will host the Pan-African Forum on “African youth and the challenge of promoting a culture of peace in Africa”. Jointly organized by the Omar Bongo Ondimba Foundation […]

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In Veracruz, Alhendawi joins the Ibero-American youth meeting, and expressed solidarity with the families of the missing students in Iguala

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, arrived in Veracruz, Mexico in the last stop of his current tour which took him to Germany, Thailand and the Dominican Republic. Alhendawi addressed this morning Ministers […]

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The Secretary-General’s Message on International Volunteer Day

An ambulance rushes a wounded child to a hospital. A hungry family receives a warm meal. A battered woman finds free shelter. In scenes of human suffering around the world, hope comes thanks to volunteers […]

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United Nations Secretary-General says Young People are Key to Success Post-2015 Agenda

Today the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, informally presented an advance unedited version of his synthesis report on the Post-2015 Agenda. The report provides a rallying call to governments to aim high with the new […]

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Equipping Youth with Skills to Meet Future Demands in Labour Market

UNESCO – Experts from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research and Cambridge Econometrics, country labor market experts from the Networks of Mediterranean (NET MED) Youth’s project countries as well as UNESCO colleagues from the Field Offices […]

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UN spotlights children’s rights as world gears up to mark 25th anniversary of landmark treaty

UN News Centre – As the global human rights community readies to celebrate tomorrow the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations committee charged with monitoring […]

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Every dollar invested in water, sanitation brings four-fold return in costs – UN

UN News Centre – For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion […]

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Asia-Pacific countries launch forum to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

ESCAP – Beijing +20 Asia-Pacific Review Live webcast

Asia-Pacific countries will convene in Bangkok this week for a regional high-level conference on gender equality and women’s empowerment. During the Conference, the Asia and Pacific leaders and […]

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Children’s winter needs are greater than ever in Middle East but limited access and funds hamper UNICEF response

UNICEF – As seasonal cold winds, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures close in on conflict-torn parts of the Middle East, UNICEF and partners have begun the distribution of warm clothes and other winter items to […]

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G20 Brisbane: Unemployment has left younger generation struggling

Chair of the G20’S global youth forum Holly Ransom. Photo: Simon O’Dwyer

 

ILO – The 24-year-old Australian chair of the G20 youth summit, Holly Ransom, said youth disengagement was a problem afflicting all G20 member countries […]

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