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KAICIID, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cooperation to Promote Social Cohesion in Arab Region

From UNDP

 

Vienna, Austria – The Vienna-based International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will cooperate to promote intercommunal peace, particularly in communities hosting large numbers of refugees, and to address vulnerabilities resulting from conflict and crisis in the Arab States region including Iraq and Syria.
To help communities build resilience to conflict, […]

27 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

From The World Bank

Kampala, Uganda— Cellphone usage is expanding in Sub-Saharan Africa, and paving the way for information and communication technologies (ICT) to modernize and boost productivity in the region’s agricultural sector.   Apps like Kilimo Salama, which provides farmers with updated climate data, as well as Vet Africa, which helps diagnose livestock diseases, are already […]

27 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Empower Women: Fostering a new, empowered generation

From UN Women

Youth around the world work on projects to help women in their communities achieve their full potential.
Growing up in Cairo, Nora Hamdy, 21, saw domestic violence all around her. She recalls seeing men hitting their wives because they didn’t do as they were told, not allowing their wives to go to work or […]

22 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat launches international urban design student competition

From UN-Habitat

Kenya, 14 January 2016 – UN-Habitat is launching a competition to promote collaboration between Kenya’s students and their peers elsewhere and to promote the importance of urban design. The competition is being organized in collaboration with Kenya’s Urban Development Department (UDD) and the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development. It is part of […]

20 January 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

Young South Sudanese actors and athletes take on violence, HIV

From UNFPA

Adjumani, Uganda – Weeks after violence erupted in in South Sudan, Mike Marchar fled for his life. He found safe haven in the Ayilo Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda, but lost track of his family. He doesn’t know whether they are still alive. The carnage he witnessed has stayed with him.

But there is one […]

15 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

New skills and jobs for Gaza fishers

From ILO

An ILO training initiative gives a group of unemployed men from fishing families in the Gaza Strip a chance to learn new skills and increase their chances of employment in Gaza’s sea fishing sector, which is beset by severe restrictions on movement and trade.

Thirty young unemployed Palestinians from the Gaza Strip in the occupied […]

15 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Using Minecraft 4 Youth Participation in Urban Design & Governance

From UN-Habitat

 

UN-Habitat believes that ICT can be a catalyst to improve governance in towns and cities and help increase levels of participation, efficiency and accountability in public urban policies, provided that the tools are appropriately used, accessible, inclusive and affordable. Research shows that ICT use by youth can have a direct impact on increasing civic […]

12 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

1st Social Innovation Hub in Egypt focused on women entrepreneurs opens its doors

Social Innovation Hub launch in presence of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and UNDP Country Director

From left to right: Mr. Satya Nadella; Microsoft CEO and Ignacio Artaza; UNDP Country Director at the launch of the first Social Innovation Hub located at the National Council for Women. UNDP/Fatma Elzahraa Yassin

Aiming to empower young talented women to achieve […]

11 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Unlocking the potential of youth – UNDP in Sri Lanka

In this blog series, UNDP experts and practitioners share their experiences and views on innovation in development practice.

By Fadhil Bakeer Markar, Communications Team Lead and Youth Focal Point, UNDP Sri Lanka

“Children and youth deserve a better future in their own country, not necessarily somewhere else. It is the responsibility of the adults not just to […]

8 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Many Languages, One World 2016 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum

Dream of speaking at the UN? Want to work on the Global Goals? Check out this contest & your dream could come true! http://www.els.edu/en/ManyLanguagesOneWorld

from ELS

Share your ideas and be heard… perhaps even in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations!
60 Students will be selected as delegates to the 2016 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum, […]

8 January 2016|Opportunities for Youth|