Sustainable development

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

From Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

Welcoming young innovators to co-create a peaceful and sustainable world!
About the Competition
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets address the most important social, economic, environmental, health and governance challenges of our time.

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform, which supports the implementation […]

2 May 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

YouthMobile training-of-trainers initiative launched in Namibia

From UNESCO

The UNESCO Windhoek Office launched a ten-day training-of-trainers (ToT) in mobile application development, in partnership with the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service (MSYNS) and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) through its division, the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII). The training is organised within the framework of the UNESCO YouthMobile initiative […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

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 of trash. […]

12 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO brings inspiring young girls and boys to drive technological innovation at FOSSASIA 2016

From UNESCO

At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), encouraging young people to innovate and create knowledge is vital in effectively addressing those challenges.

UNESCO’s Youth Mobile Initiative builds on the experience of many programmes worldwide to introduce young people to computer […]

23 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Education and reproductive health for girls key to sustainable development

From UN News 

 Investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all, according to United Nations officials, government representative, experts, and young women who gathered today at an event at UN Headquarters.

According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), there are currently 600 million adolescent […]

15 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

On International Women’s Day, UN officials call to ‘Step It Up’ for gender equality

From UN News Centre

 Senior United Nations officials from around the world are marking International Women’s Day with calls to “Step It Up” with more resources and greater political action to achieve gender equality by 2030.

“I remain outraged by the denial of rights to women and girls – but I take heart from the people everywhere […]

8 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNV Innovation Space: Co-creating volunteering solutions for the SDGs

From United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme started collaborating with the private sector as early as 1995 and since then it has become a pioneer in promoting corporate volunteerism. By fielding corporate volunteers in areas such as food processing, environment, marketing or information and communications technologies, UNV has concretely supported development efforts […]

10 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth speaking out about the future they want during UN High-level political forum on sustainable development

7 July 2014|News Stories|

Entrepreneurship, job creation, can reduce poverty, boost sustained growth in Africa, says UN chief

25 November 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|