Multi-Country Mission of the UN Envoy on Youth in Africa – Meeting and Listening to Young People Where They Are

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq9G07ojLlo The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, undertook a multi-country official mission to Africa to meet with and listen to young people on the ground. The purpose of the mission was to learn first-hand about the issues and challenges young people face and champion investments in youth development.

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FAO, NEPAD Team Up to Boost Rural Youth Employment in Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger

Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in the rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. The agreement signed on October 19 by FAO Director-General José Graziano

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African Presidents Urge Investment in Youth As Continent Sees Rare Demographic Opportunity

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday  to strengthen their commitments for the young people of Africa. The continent is undergoing a seismic shift in its population structure, with more young people than ever before preparing to

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African Universities See Wealth in Waste

From UNEP By 2050, a whopping 1.33 billion people will inhabit African cities - almost 900 million more than today. Africa's pace of urbanization is the fastest in the world, which means that, in 20 years, half of the continent's population will be city dwellers. And with great numbers of people comes an enormous amount

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UN-Habitat partner with Africa’s youth on New Urban Agenda

From UN-Habitat Starting in Nairobi, Kenya and ending in Abuja, Nigeria, UN-Habitat and its partners the Major Group for Children and Youth sprinted across Africa to raise awareness and recognize the value of youth in the new urban agenda – Habitat III. In three events which engaged over 500 youth representing youth-led agencies from 20

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Closing the Gender Gap: Lessons from Africa

From The World Bank  We hear that girls in Africa don’t have the same opportunities as boys to get a decent education, that discrimination is shutting women out of the jobs and assets they need to provide a better standard of living for their families, that the benefits of economic growth are being wiped out

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Voices of Youth feature: Child of Africa

This blog post is a collaboration between Winifred Ahupa and Ala Oueslati Something tugs me here In my belly Like the strings of a banjo Struck by hands or legs Your might defies what A child possesses Your birthsong of love Filters in, slowly at first Like the emergence of A baby lunar crescent Then with

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Voices of Youth Feature: An Eighth of a Story

By Pia Fleig I am a European. I have received a very good education, I have succeeded in my A-levels, I can go to any University I want and study more than a human mind can imagine. And yet, I feel like I know so little of reality. As much as my school tried to

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SAIIA participants represent South African youth at World Humanitarian Summit

SAIIA-Six young people from SAIIA’s youth programmes ensured that the voice of South African youth was heard in regional negotiations for the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit, which will set the agenda for global humanitarian action. “The voice of the youth is seldom included in higher level negotiations. This is largely due to the fact that

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No ‘back to school’ for millions of children affected by conflict, crisis – UN

(UN News Centre) 8 September 2014 – Almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict affected countries following the targeting of schools and the displacement of millions of children forced from their homes and studies, the United Nations Children’s Fund said today. “For children living through emergencies, education is a life

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