Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth begins official visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, meets with senior UN officials

15 October 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

Envoy on Youth participates in event on Securing Land and Property Rights for All

16 September 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

UN-Habitat trains East African youth on energy efficiency

Some 30 young people drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda gathered in Karen, Nairobi, last week for a training organized by UN-Habitat called ‘Hands-on training course on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Youth Empowerment’.

The training, running from 8 to 12 July 2013 was held by UN-Habitat in conjunction with the Climate Action Programme […]

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Commission on Social Development discusses youth issues

On the sidelines of the Commission on Social Development meeting in New York this week, the U.S. Mission to the UN and the International Labour Organization (ILO) convened a special forum bringing together key stakeholders to explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies.

Salient facts that came out of the forum were that young people represent […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth call for more engagement in local government

The Commonwealth Local Government Young People’s Forum (CLGYPF) took place on 13-14 May 2013 at the Munyonyo Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference  (CLGC) .

The youth forum brought together young professionals, elected councillors and other key stakeholders working with local government across the Commonwealth to examine what local […]

1 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Organization of African Youth (OAY) presents Youth Unit with a certificate of appreciation

Leaders of the Kenyan chapter of the Organization of African Youth (OAY) paid a courtesy call on UN-Habitat to thank the agency for its support in hosting the African Youth conference on the Post 2015 Development Agenda that was held on 17th to 19th December 2012.

The conference’s aim was to address the role of young […]

30 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat releases two landmark reports on women and youth

UN-Habitat released on Wednesday two landmark reports on women and youth which reveal that cities must resolve the issues affecting the two segments of society.
State of Women in Cities Report says that equitable, inclusive and prosperous cities need to harness the full potential of all citizens – men, women, and the youth.  This is important […]

29 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi Hosts “One UN: Uniting for Youth” Google+ Hangout

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

“Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing” UN-Habitat International Competition

UN-Habitat has announced a new international competition on the “Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing”, initiated by the Global Housing Strategy’s campaign on “Placing Housing at the Centre” which seeks to address the challenges currently facing mass/social/public housing around the globe whilst introducing Academic Social Responsibility (ASR) and encouraging Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

From 1 September 2013 […]

23 August 2013|Opportunities for Youth|