Building the leaders of tomorrow: preparing young women in Latin America and the Caribbean

“For us, taking part in the ‘Young Women, Leadership and Governance’ Regional Forum is key. Being here means sharing our experiences of work and our agendas, which are no different from those of other women throughout the world,” says Tania Pariona, a 27-year-old indigenous activist from Peru and member of the Continental Network of Indigenous […]

4 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Envoy on Youth Visits Papua New Guinea, Takes Part in Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, addressed Commonwealth Youth Ministers on 17 April 2013, calling for a rethink and for a new debate around youth development. The meeting, which spanned three days, took place in Papua New Guinea’s capital city Port Moresby.
Mr Alhendawi spent the second day of his mission in Papua […]

28 August 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

Agriculture Opens New Doors for Young Jamaicans

Kingston – Some 650 young and jobless women and men in four impoverished areas of Jamaica have received training in cultivation and food production skills to boost their job opportunities in local farming and agro-industries.
Through a three-year programme started in January 2010 by the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the young people […]

28 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Telling the stories of teenage mothers

by Agnieszka Napierala

Miragoâne, Haiti: “When are you going to see your son?” I asked. “In less than two weeks, for two days.” A weak smile crosses Michonda’s tired face. “It has been four months,” she adds.

Five years ago, at barely 13, Michonda’s childhood was stolen. She was brutally raped and became pregnant. While the rapist managed […]

27 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Latin America and the Caribbean: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

The project aims to advise small farmers on the procedures for washing and returning pesticide packaging. Within two years we could observe a big amount of packaging thrown on the ground and mainly in the river Suzana, near the place where we develop the scouting activities. We have also observed the death of fish in […]

27 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|