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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

On 21 August, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, participated in the opening session of the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, moderated by Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General Envoy on Youth.

The Director-General highlighted the […]

24 August 2015|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Video Competition: Film the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris

Call for proposals for young videographers and youth-led video-production companies in professional video-production:

Deadline: 31 August 2015, 12 a.m., CET

Are you a creative mind, just beginning your career in professional video-production?

Are you interested in climate change, sustainable development and global citizenship?

UNESCO is looking for young videographers to come and film the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in […]

21 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|

How can you(th) participate in the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris from 26 to 28 October 2015?

For its 9th edition, UNESCO is working to make its Youth Forum even more inclusive, diverse and representative of youth around the world. UNESCO wishes to involve motivated and dynamic young women and men who would like to have their voices heard on the Forum’s themes selected by themselves.

The Forum’s participants should be between 18 […]

24 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Save the Date: World Youth Skills Day – 15 July 2015

On Wednesday 15 July 2015, join the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka, UNESCO, ILO, and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, for a special event on: Youth Skills in the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

This special event will be hosted in Conference Room 5 of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, […]

7 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

In Paris, the Youth Envoy calls for effective partnership with youth to counter violent extremism

On 16 June, 2015, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, spoke at the International Conference on “Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism,” held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

In his remarks, the UN Youth Envoy stressed that “today’s young people live with the growing threat of violence and armed conflict,” […]

21 June 2015|Envoy’s news|

Empowering Youth to Build Peace

On 16 June, 2015, the UNESCO Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, launched UNESCO’s new integrated Framework of Action – Empowering Youth to Build Peace – in the context of the International Conference on “Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism,” held at UNESCO Headquarters on 16-17 June, 2015.
“We see the rise of a new generation […]

18 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

€ 10,000 for the winner of the Alfred Fried Photography Award!

What does Peace look like for you?

Submit your image and be awarded by the Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI) for the world’s best picture on the theme of Peace.

The winner of the Alfred Fried Photography Award will receive […]

13 May 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Global Chat: Quality Education for all Youth

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8 May 2015|Envoy’s news|

Sexuality education programming set to reach millions of young people across eastern and southern Africa

Young people in eastern and southern Africa, like many of their peers around the world, often receive conflicting and inaccurate information about sex. This can lead to badly informed decisions about how, when or with whom to have sex and how to protect themselves against HIV. 

With support from UNAIDS, UNESCO and SAfAIDS a major regional […]

28 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|