Art serves as a meeting point for youth affected by conflict

Lebanese singer Sandy Chamoun performs with her band at an arts festival in the Shatila refguee camp. Photo: UNDP Lebanon.
“Even though she is in pain, she’s still dancing!” Ma’ammar El Jasem says, standing proudly next to his creation: a ballerina wrapped in metal wires. At such a young age, the 13-year-old Syrian sculptor may not […]

28 July 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

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


“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|

Young People Powering the SDGs – HLPF Side Event

Side Event to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF)
1:15pm – 2:30pm
Monday 18 July, 2016
CR A, United Nations Headquarters, New York

On Monday July 18, on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Permanent Missions of Denmark and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office […]

14 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Implement UNDP’s “Project of Youth Exchange Program”


Based on the vision of the current leadership in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its continuous efforts to bridge the gap between nations through cultural dialogue, Saudi Arabia aspires to enhance dialogue opportunities among civilizations based on solid knowledge and sincere desire to set strong bases of cooperation, searching for common opinions, promoting […]

5 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNDP graphic novel sheds light on issues affecting Roma women

From UNDP in Europe and Central Asia 

A short graphic novel released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is drawing attention to the multiple forms of discrimination faced by Roma women in the Western Balkans.

Coinciding with International Roma Day, Daria: A Roma Woman’s Journey tells the story of a woman and her family living in Serbia […]

8 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNDP cash-for-work: Revival of People’s Livelihood in Yemen

From UNDP in Yemen

A 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi, is the breadwinner of four siblings and his parents. Like tens of thousands of Yemenis, the ongoing conflict has deprived him of his job, becoming unable to pay for rent and support his family.

“Life has been dark for us since the beginning of the conflict. […]

25 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Following Tropical Cyclone in Fiji, UNDP’s focus on vulnerable populations, especially women and youth, enables early recovery from the disaster


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has expressed its support to the Government of Fiji in its humanitarian and recovery efforts following the devastation wreaked by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The Category Five cyclone destroyed homes, farms, livestock, schools, businesses and infrastructure in the Pacific island nation. So far, 17 people have been reported dead.  

To […]

22 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Salvadorean youth become new entrepreneurs

From UNDP 

 “Lack of employment, lack of resources and limited opportunities to study at the university are some of the realities that we youth experience in Zacatecoluca,” said Nubia Yesenia Laínez, a 25-year old resident in the Department of La Paz, in southern El Salvador.

Yesenia left school when she was 18. Unsupported by her parents, she […]

19 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth with special needs find renewed hope in vocational training

From UNDP Eritrea 

 Tsega Mekonen is 22 years and the chairperson for the Association of the Deaf in Anseba Region. She is one of the beneficiaries of the pottery training, which is facilitated by the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS). 

The training takes six months and by the time of interviewing her for this […]

12 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

KAICIID, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cooperation to Promote Social Cohesion in Arab Region



Vienna, Austria – The Vienna-based International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will cooperate to promote intercommunal peace, particularly in communities hosting large numbers of refugees, and to address vulnerabilities resulting from conflict and crisis in the Arab States region including Iraq and Syria.
To help communities build resilience to conflict, […]

27 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|