Sustainable development

Investment in Youth and Women Critical to Africa’s Development, Says UN Development Chief

From UNDP

“Africa’s large youth population presents an enormous opportunity for development”, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  “Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth by investing in education, skills development, and other social initiatives can reap enormous dividends and spur the continent’s development.”

Helen Clark made her remarks during the opening of […]

29 August 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|

Breaking Down the Barriers on International Youth Day – Young People Need Better Access to HIV Services

From UNAIDS

National policies and practices continue to prevent young people (aged 10-24 years) from accessing the HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights services that they need. On this International Youth Day, UNAIDS calls on national authorities, civil society organizations, youth activists and all stakeholders in the AIDS response to review and challenge national policies, […]

15 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Refugee Team Takes Centre Stage Ahead of Opening Ceremony

From UNHCR

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|

UN Anti-Crime Chief Calls for Greater Prevention, Youth Advocacy to Fight Terrorism

From UN News Centre

 27 July 2016 – The threat of terrorism has expanded and become increasingly decentralized and diffuse throughout the past 10 years, the top United Nations anti-crime official said today, calling for greater efforts to tackle links between crime and terrorism and for increased advocacy among youth.

“Terrorism is now more of a threat […]

27 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Football Camps in Jordan Plant Seeds of Friendship and Cohesion

From UNWOMEN

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|

First Step Towards Success: Setting The Goal

From UNRWA

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|

Stand Up For and Invest in Teenage Girls, UN Says on World Population Day

From UN News Centre

 

11 July 2016 – Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success of the […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake

UN-Habitat

In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban youth discussions on the critical questions of “equity and youth development” in Kathmandu. A wide range of youth groups supported UN-Habitat to put […]

4 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|