The UN News Centre spoke to Mr. Alhendawi ahead of a series of events the Organization has planned to mark International Youth Day, commemorated each year on 12 August. First up will be an interactive dialogue, “Uniting for Youth,” on youth initiatives, led by the Secretary-General and moderated by Mr. Alhendawi. The International Day will this year […]
Like many other young students of his age in Jordan, Yousef El Mughrabi, 23, was full of dreams and plans for his future. Living in Ma’an, a southern Jordanian governorate where one in four people live in poverty and one in five is unemployed, Yousef’s dream was a simple one: securing a respectable job that […]
As a child in Nicaragua, Leyli Siles studied, ran and played hide-and-seek just like any other little girl, even though she was deaf and born into a poor family. But by adolescence she began to feel that her hearing impairment was checking her aspirations.
As the years went by, Siles became despondent as the reality of […]
Last year, 19-year-old Nino Narmania learnt she needed computer skills to do her favourite job—sewing and making clothes. Intrigued and excited by the project, she enrolled in a college-level professional tailoring programme in Poti, a provincial town in western Georgia.
Together with 50 other young women, she was the first to reap the benefits of quality […]
Sierra Leone, a country once riddled by suffering and stagnation caused by years of civil war and gun-toting youth rampaging through the countryside, is now slowly managing to include marginalized youth into participating in national development and social transformation. Youth unemployment is one of the major causes of war in Sierra Leone and a serious […]
Cybelle Agossou, the youngest of a family of six children, decided to enroll in a practical training course to become self-employed and help her parents. Today, at age 20, she manages a small soap-making business and employs four people.
Cybelle took an 18-month training course at the SonghaiCenter in Porto-Novo, the political capital of Benin. Supported […]
At 25, Aleksandar Vrhovac, a resident of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, had no previous work experience. He knew nothing about how to prepare a resume, look for a job or present himself in an interview—until he went to one of the new centres for information, counselling and education opening up across the […]
Kingston – Some 650 young and jobless women and men in four impoverished areas of Jamaica have received training in cultivation and food production skills to boost their job opportunities in local farming and agro-industries.
Through a three-year programme started in January 2010 by the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the young people […]