President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, to host a High Level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth

The 69th President of the General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kutesa announced his plan to host a High-level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) on 29 May 2015.

The High-level event, which will be organised in coordination with the Office of the United Nations […]

1 April 2015|Envoy’s news|

How can youth contribute to the implementation of Morocco’s National Youth Strategy?

UNESCO’s workshop in Rabat, Morocco, on 27 and 28 February 2015.
For two days, youth organisations developed methods of analysis and proposals for actions for the next two years. “We tackled the Strategy from three angles: financing and accountability governance and coordination, as well as territorialization”, explains Madiha Taouss from the association Jeunes pour Jeunes (Youth […]

30 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Online consultations for the UNESCO Youth Forum have begun!

The preparations of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum have begun!

Building on the calls from youth and the experience of the 8th Forum, through the following questionnaire, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization wants to shape the specific thematic agenda of this Forum together with youth across the world.

Under the general theme “Young Global Citizens for […]

26 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

UNDP promotes private sector development and youth entrepreneurs during critical times in Yemen

On March 12 the first Business Support Centre in Yemen was launched, supported by United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the Yemeni Business Club (YBC) and Spark.

The launch, which was attended by representatives from the private sector, NGOs, the Social Fund for Development, UNDP and Spark, successfully outlined the importance of private sector development […]

19 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Do you want to contribute innovative solutions that promote the social wellbeing of youth and women? Join the challenge

Join the challenge and create an app with Scratch, Qualcomm® Vuforia ™ platform, a product of Qualcomm connected experiences Inc or AllJoyn ™ technology.

If developing apps is your passion, here is your opportunity.

This contest, with the patronage of UNESCO and the YouthMobile Initiative, has two special categories, one dedicated to apps intended for the […]

17 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Use the power of music to inspire hope for a better tomorrow, take part in the #HappySoundsLike Campaign

For the International Day of Happiness 2015, the United Nations invites you to take part in the #HappySoundsLike campaign using the power of music to inspire hope for a better tomorrow.

Join some of today’s brightest musical talents and creatives in marking the International Day of Happiness.

Nominate a song that brings a smile to your face, […]

17 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

At UN annual Commission on the Status of Women, younger generation of gender equality activists say they are ready to play active role

Youth delegates such as Momal Mushtaq, a self-described “feminist” from Pakistan who was banned from riding a bicycle back home, and Tunisian women’s advocate Aya Chebbi, who declared that her “bold” generation was already today’s leaders, engaged in a lively dialogue with their senior counterparts on the side lines of the annual Commission on the […]

17 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Youth Envoy engages with youth at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

During the opening and closing remarks of the Children and Youth Forum of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Alhendawi emphasized the importance of the role of young people as critical players in disaster response.

200 children and youth from around the World were invited to participate in the discussion around the implication of young […]

13 March 2015|Blog, Envoy’s news|

SEED Awards! Promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and  environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues?

Is it women-led?

Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise?

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led […]

12 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Post-Beijing voices

They were toddlers in 1995 when the ground-breaking Beijing Platform for Action was adopted by global leaders.

Some of them, not even born.

Today they all have one mission—to make sure women’s rights and gender equality are not just words but reality for everyone they know.

Infusing fresh meaning into the complex concepts of gender equality, here’s their […]

9 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|