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UNICEF Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Girls, Women from Sexual Violence

From UN News Centre

20 July 2016 – A key adviser to the United Nations children’s agency today decried the culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence against women and girls around the world, following a recent case of gang rape in India.

“Outrage is not enough,” said Anju Malhotra, UNICEF’s Principal Gender Advisor.

“We need action now to […]

21 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

First-Ever Meeting of Global Actors to Promote Youth-led Humanitarian Action

Less than two months after the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the members of the newly launched Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action met at UN Headquarters in New York to set out a detailed and concrete plan to turn youth-led humanitarian action into reality.

The 2-day meeting, convened by UNFPA in close […]

19 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Crucial for Eastern and Southern African Youth

From UNESCO

For Lebogang Brenda Motsumi, 27, accessible sexual and reproductive health services would have changed her life. A passionate advocate for youth-friendly services and sexuality education, she has faced personal struggles with early pregnancy and is now living with HIV.

She gave her testimony at a high level government dialogue organized by UNESCO on the […]

19 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young People Powering the SDGs – HLPF Side Event

Side Event to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF)
1:15pm – 2:30pm
Monday 18 July, 2016
CR A, United Nations Headquarters, New York
 

On Monday July 18, on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Permanent Missions of Denmark and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office […]

14 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

First Step Towards Success: Setting The Goal

From UNRWA

Nothing precludes you from achieving your goals – knowledge has no value if it doesn’t translate into energy. For students, succeeding in school is a priority. However, success can’t be maintained without the following key elements: hard work, diligence, follow-up and willingness.

Driven by these elements, 14-year-old Nour Kinan, a Palestine refugee student from Lebanon, […]

13 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

First Meeting on Implementation of Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action

 

Today half of the 1.4 billion people living in countries affected by crises and fragility are under the age of 20.  Many of them, especially girls and young women, face poverty and exploitation. Yet their needs are often neglected and overlooked by providers of humanitarian assistance.

On the eve of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit that […]

12 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Empowering the Youth Through Sport in Timor-Leste: Launching the Second Phase of the “Sport for Life” Initiative

From UNESCO Office in Jakarta

The energy of youth is on display this week in Dili, Timor-Leste, where the “Sport for Life Youth Leadership Camp” is bringing together youth facilitators from all 13 municipalities of the country.  From July 4th to 16th, they are trained to become facilitators themselves, to replicate the Sport for Life activities […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Stand Up For and Invest in Teenage Girls, UN Says on World Population Day

From UN News Centre

 

11 July 2016 – Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success of the […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Japan Youth Can Make Difference with New Voting Rights: UN Envoy

From Kyodo News

As an upper house election in Japan draws near with more than 2 million new 18- and 19-year-old voters eligible to go to the polls Sunday, the UN Youth Envoy said he is excited about the potential of Japan’s youth as they exercise their right to vote in a national poll for the […]

7 July 2016|Envoy’s news|