Day of The Girl Child: Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing […]

10 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Youth Envoy Marks Youth Day in Brazil: Development Comes with Investing in Young People

Marking International Youth Day on the sidelines of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi said that in order for Brazil to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, its young people need to be included in the process and their rights need to be protected.

Brazil’s economic growth and sustainable development […]

17 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

On International Day, UN Says Youth Can Lead Global Drive for a More Sustainable Future

From UN News Centre

12 August 2016 – The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said youth, with their […]

15 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Refugee Team Takes Centre Stage Ahead of Opening Ceremony


Since the Refugee Olympic Team arrived in Brazil, leading celebrities and fellow athletes have rallied to their side.

By: Jonathan Clayton   |  2 August 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Refugee athletes have taken centre stage in the run-up to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning friends and warming hearts with real-life stories of triumph over […]

3 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Football Camps in Jordan Plant Seeds of Friendship and Cohesion


For Syrian refugees in Jordan, integration into Jordanian society is fraught with challenges. Mistrust and rumors taint how each group perceives the other. A project by UN Women organized football camps for adolescent girls, where Jordanian and Syrian girls built friendships and social cohesion.
Date: 25 July 2016

Rawan and Samah have much in common. They […]

26 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNICEF Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Girls, Women from Sexual Violence

From UN News Centre

20 July 2016 – A key adviser to the United Nations children’s agency today decried the culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence against women and girls around the world, following a recent case of gang rape in India.

“Outrage is not enough,” said Anju Malhotra, UNICEF’s Principal Gender Advisor.

“We need action now to […]

21 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO MGIEP Conference of Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education


UNESCO MGIEP is looking for 50 dynamic young people from around the world, and across multiple sectors, who are committed to building a more peaceful and sustainable world, to participate in TAGe Delhi to share their views and opinions with decision-makers and experts working on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education(PVE/E).

Are you between […]

21 July 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

First Step Towards Success: Setting The Goal


Nothing precludes you from achieving your goals – knowledge has no value if it doesn’t translate into energy. For students, succeeding in school is a priority. However, success can’t be maintained without the following key elements: hard work, diligence, follow-up and willingness.

Driven by these elements, 14-year-old Nour Kinan, a Palestine refugee student from Lebanon, […]

13 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Empowering the Youth Through Sport in Timor-Leste: Launching the Second Phase of the “Sport for Life” Initiative

From UNESCO Office in Jakarta

The energy of youth is on display this week in Dili, Timor-Leste, where the “Sport for Life Youth Leadership Camp” is bringing together youth facilitators from all 13 municipalities of the country.  From July 4th to 16th, they are trained to become facilitators themselves, to replicate the Sport for Life activities […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|