youth

Work on promotion of culture & artistic creation? Apply for the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture grant

Are you a young artist or creator? An NGO or a non-profit private or public body, whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation?

If your project is compliant with the criteria indicated in the Operational Guidelines of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Fund for the Promotion of […]

14 April 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Belize: Helping marginalized youth find their independence

Not long ago a high school diploma seemed out of reach for Rudolph Belisle, but now the 18-year-old is making plans to attend college.

Along with 89 other young men, Rudolph is a graduate of a youth engagement programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that provides pathways to employment and re-entry into formal […]

13 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Boosting youth entrepreneurship in East Africa

Over the past five years, The Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) has supported youth entrepreneurship at the community level across Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Local youth-led organizations have been awarded 149 grants to pilot and replicate innovative projects that help young people set up micro-enterprises in niche markets. The Fund is a scheme run by […]

13 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Register Now! UNESCO’s Online Media and Information Literacy Course for Youth

Are you between 15 and 25? Are you interested in media and information literacy (MIL)? Do you wish to become a critical citizen and agent of change? 

Register now for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) free online course on media and information literacy (MIL), in partnership with Athabasca University and in cooperation with the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media […]

10 April 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Education for All 2000-2015: Only a third of countries reached global education goals

Just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000.

Only half of all countries have achieved the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. An extra $22 billion a year is needed on top of already ambitious government contributions in order to ensure we achieve […]

9 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Jordan to Convene a Security Council Ministerial Debate on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace

On 1st  April 2015, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan assumed Presidency of the Security Council. At a press conference at the United Nations headquarters on Thursday, Ambassador Dina Kawar, Permanent representative of Jordan to the United Nations, announced that Jordan will convene a Ministerial Open Debate at the Security Council on 23 April 2015 on […]

3 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|