1st Social Innovation Hub in Egypt focused on women entrepreneurs opens its doors

Social Innovation Hub launch in presence of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and UNDP Country Director

From left to right: Mr. Satya Nadella; Microsoft CEO and Ignacio Artaza; UNDP Country Director at the launch of the first Social Innovation Hub located at the National Council for Women. UNDP/Fatma Elzahraa Yassin

Aiming to empower young talented women to achieve […]

11 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Unlocking the potential of youth – UNDP in Sri Lanka

In this blog series, UNDP experts and practitioners share their experiences and views on innovation in development practice.

By Fadhil Bakeer Markar, Communications Team Lead and Youth Focal Point, UNDP Sri Lanka

“Children and youth deserve a better future in their own country, not necessarily somewhere else. It is the responsibility of the adults not just to […]

8 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“A special focus on youth” – UNDP achievements in Egypt


For over five decades UNDP has been supporting the Egyptian government and people in striving towards sustainable development, providing expert advice at the policy level as well as grassroots interventions on the ground. 

Quote from Anita Nirody, UN Resident Coordinator, “UNDP believes that involving people in the development of solutions to challenges such as youth […]

6 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|