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World Youth Skills Day 2016 – Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.

That is why education […]

27 June 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Landmark Agreement, Praises Key Role Played by Young People

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi

It is with great admiration that I welcome today’s signing in Havana of the landmark bilateral ceasefire agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. This historic agreement is an important step forward for Colombia and its people.

I would like to convey my deepest congratulations […]

23 June 2016|Envoy’s news|

Call for Applications for the 2016 UNAOC Fellowship Program

Candidates from Europe and North America (EUNA) and from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) can now apply until Sunday June 26th 2016 to participate in the 2016 edition of the UNAOC Fellowship Program.
The main objective of the Fellowship Program is to challenge cultural stereotypes and develop cross-cultural partnerships between peoples from different faiths and […]

21 June 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

Indigenous Youth: Activism for Equal Rights

From: UNDESA

Indigenous youth: activism for equal rights
On 9 May, representatives of the world’s many indigenous communities gathered in New York for one of the most powerful platforms for dialogue on topics that affect indigenous peoples the most: the 15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

We asked Dali Angel, co-chair of the Global Indigenous […]

10 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO Biosphere Excursion: Learning experience for young environmentalists from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates

From UNESCO

The second part of the first UNESCO Biosphere Excursion, a binational programme in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia, took place in April 2016. A group of sixteen inspired students and young professionals from Ethiopia and the UAE met on 6 April for an excursion to protected areas in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah […]

5 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

#YouthStats – Share your views on how to improve the situation of youth

Over the past couple months, we have been gathering the latest statistics from various UN Partners on the situation of youth globally across a wide range of topics. In the interest of informing the conversation around the situation of youth, we have published them here on our website and will sharing out #YouthStats on social […]

5 May 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake

UN-Habitat

In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban youth discussions on the critical questions of “equity and youth development” in Kathmandu. A wide range of youth groups supported UN-Habitat to put […]

4 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Syrian refugee begins Olympic torch relay in Brasilia

From UN News Centre

Flanked by cheering crowds, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl ran with the Olympic flame through Brasilia today, kicking off a relay across the host country ahead of the Olympic Games in August, the United Nations refugee agency announced.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the Organizing Committee […]

4 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016: Join onsite or remotely!

From UNESCO

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 starts on 2 May 2016 in Geneva, and emphasizes Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The first High-Level Dialogue session will be dedicated to SDG 16 & to “Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive [Knowledge] Societies,” and will explore how technologies used […]

3 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Investing in girls: Cash incentives help promote gender equality in India

From UN Women

“I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl currently enrolled in seventh standard at a government school in Punjab, India, near the Pakistani border. “As a result, my […]

2 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|