Climate Change Storytelling Contest

Write your best climate change story and get an opportunity to join and cover COP21


While climate change is a global phenomenon, it is hitting the world’s poorest regions – and most marginalized communities – the hardest. These changing conditions are impacting human health, economic activity, and are threatening basic human rights including access to water […]

27 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

RECAP: Twitter Chat with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi for #YouthDay

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12 August 2015|Envoy’s news|

Secretary-General’s remarks to Commemoration of International Youth Day

Happy International Youth Day!

We are meeting together at a very promising time. 

Governments have just agreed on a bold new sustainable development vision to transform our world by 2030.

Today’s young people can help realize the sustainable development goals.

Youth face many challenges, including poverty, conflicts and unemployment.

But young people are not simply accepting this as their fate. […]

12 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

Registration is open! Join us at UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day

Join us in UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day under the theme Youth Civic Engagement.

About the Youth Day Event:

The event, which will consist of two inter-active panels, will showcase inspiring ways in which young people engage in civic, political and social spheres and will explore how the issue of youth […]

16 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

As Ebola ebbs, justice gets a boost in Sierra Leone

Moyamba, Sierra Leone – For over two years, 17-year old Sorbah lived in fear and uncertainty. Falsely charged with burglary in early 2013, his life was put on hold.

“I was worried about my future. I was thinking, will I be able to go back to school?” he says.

Yet amidst thunderous applause, in a courtroom packed […]

2 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Chat: Youth Civic & Political Participation

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18 May 2015|Envoy’s news|

Sudan: Youth volunteers train for a better future for Darfur

Yusra, a young woman from East Darfur, had always wanted to work with her community to help people improve their lives.

“Because of the conflict, we have so many problems such as poverty, low-income and lack of quality education. I didn’t know how and where I could start,” she says.  

For thousands of young people, war in […]

5 May 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Belize: Helping marginalized youth find their independence

Not long ago a high school diploma seemed out of reach for Rudolph Belisle, but now the 18-year-old is making plans to attend college.

Along with 89 other young men, Rudolph is a graduate of a youth engagement programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that provides pathways to employment and re-entry into formal […]

13 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNDP promotes private sector development and youth entrepreneurs during critical times in Yemen

On March 12 the first Business Support Centre in Yemen was launched, supported by United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the Yemeni Business Club (YBC) and Spark.

The launch, which was attended by representatives from the private sector, NGOs, the Social Fund for Development, UNDP and Spark, successfully outlined the importance of private sector development […]

19 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

SEED Awards! Promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and  environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues?

Is it women-led?

Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise?

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led […]

12 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|