Asia

Launch of Youth Survey seeking voices for Asia’s invisible people

More than 135 million children in Asia-Pacific have not had their births registered, which can create barriers to obtaining a legal identity and being able to prove who and how old they are.

A new campaign from Plan International, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the United Nations […]

16 October 2014|News Stories|

New Report: Low quality of jobs available major concern for young women and men in Asia and the Pacific

3 September 2014|News Stories|

Standing up for positive change

by Sevara Khamidova

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: For as long as she can remember, Madina has loved to study and discover for herself the traditions and cultures of different Anglophone countries. Despite initial fears about the challenges of assuming a teaching position without formal pedagogical training, her desire to contribute something to society and to share her knowledge with […]

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

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 20-year-old Delhi student who feels unsafe when she steps out of her house.

“I have started carrying pepper spray to protect […]

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

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, and over 35 per cent is between 15 and 35.

Volunteerism offers valuable opportunities for youth to engage and contribute to […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Asia and the Pacific: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

Cakau Bula – Our Living Reef – Our heritage, Fiji

Kia Island is situated on the Great Sea Reef in Fiji; the third largest barrier reef system in the world. Increasing fishing pressure is damaging the marine ecosystem and resulting in lower catch, which has serious implications for the community’s livelihoods. The Reef Ranger’s programme, which began […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Rayburn Exhibition Highlights Changing Landscape for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

A multimedia installation, created by ART WORKS Projects and co-presented by UN Women, documenting the dynamic challenges and successes experienced by women and girls in Afghanistan launches this week on Capitol Hill. The exhibit, Women Between Peace and War: Afghanistan, will be presented in conjunction with Rep. Donna F. Edwards [MD-04] and will be open […]

28 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|