Sustainable development

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|

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|