UN Envoy on Youth Calls for Global Partnerships to Deliver the 425m Jobs Needed in Next 15 Years

The UN News Centre spoke to Mr. Alhendawi ahead of a series of events the Organization has planned to mark International Youth Day, commemorated each year on 12 August. First up will be an interactive dialogue, “Uniting […]

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UN Establishes Trust Fund to Support Youth Volunteerism

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High-Level Meeting: Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

On the 9 April 2013, in Oslo, Norway, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth delivered an opening remark  to the High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post 2015 Development Agenda. In his address […]

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UN Women supported survey in Delhi shows 95 per cent of women and girls feel unsafe in public spaces

“I have started carrying pepper spray to protect myself. My parents have become more protective, they want to know where I’m going, when I’ll be back and with whom I’m hanging out,” says Srishti, a […]

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Employment Programme Gives Hope to New Graduates in Jordan

Like many other young students of his age in Jordan, Yousef El Mughrabi, 23, was full of dreams and plans for his future. Living in Ma’an, a southern Jordanian governorate where one in four people […]

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Africa: What Youth are doing for the Environment

Algerian Muslim Scouts * Elmanar *, Algeria

Project works to strengthen the spirit of environmental citizenship among students while working to give the successful models in environmental clubs in schools in order to disseminate in all […]

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Changes in Peru’s Penal Code will Enable More Young People to Access HIV Services

The Constitutional Tribunal of Peru is amending the Article 173 in its penal code which for many years had criminalized consensual sexual activity among young people. Sentencing was particularly severe with adolescents facing up to […]

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In Thailand, FC Barcelona stars Leo Messi and José Manuel Pinto champion the rights of children with disabilities

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Through film and life, rural women address poverty and early marriage in Egypt

“Suffering from poverty is much better than early marriage, says Karima, a bold young Egyptian woman who was forced into an early marriage with a cousin at the age of 15.

She was born and married […]

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UNV at TICAD: Strengthening youth volunteering in Africa

Yokohama, Japan: Youth development is one of the most important issues on the global agenda for peace and sustainable development. About 65 per cent of the total population of Africa is below the age of 35, […]

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