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New UNIDO Project Supports Employment and Entrepreneurship for Ethiopia’s Women and Youth

Earlier this month, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched the Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Promotion (YoWEP) project in Addis Ababa. The YoWEP project seeks to support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to tackle the challenges of unemployment among youth and women, as well as the corresponding rise of economically driven migration.

Partners to the project believe support for […]

19 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Urban Agents of Change: Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents in Cities

Every Woman Every Child high-level side event at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, co-organized by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, Save the Children and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, highlighted some of the key challenges and important solutions that are included in the New Urban Agenda for improving the health and wellbeing of adolescents living in cities.

Ms. Jovana […]

17 October 2016|News Stories|

WFUNA Youth Seminar: Kuala Lumpur

The World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA), in partnership with the United Nations Association of Malaysia, will host its 5th Youth Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 30th November-3rd December, 2016. As with previous editions, the Youth Seminar will bring together members of the WFUNA Youth Network, namely United Nations Associations and United Nations Youth Associations from around the world to:

Build the organizational and individual […]

17 October 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

How World Leaders Brought Youth to the 71st UN General Assembly

During the High-Level Segment of the 71st UN General Assembly, an unprecedented number of world leaders emphasized in their national statements the role of youth in shaping a better future. Specifically, 59 Member States highlighted the importance of youth development and participation, recognizing young people’s contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to international […]

3 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

From Tragedy to Action: How Employment Policies Can Guarantee Job Safety

A tragic event changed her perception of life.

It was almost three years ago when Zinab received that dreadful call on a Tuesday morning. One of her construction trainees had fallen off a service shaft, three stories onto solid ground.

Zinab called an ambulance and she rushed to the scene. She only had 45 minutes to help […]

1 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Human Rights Council Holds Panel Discussion on Youth and Human Rights

22 September 2016- The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a panel discussion on youth and human rights in order to identify challenges, best practices and lessons learned in the exercise of human rights by young people, as well as relevant opportunities for the empowerment of youth in the exercise of their rights.

In […]

23 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

African Presidents Urge Investment in Youth As Continent Sees Rare Demographic Opportunity

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday  to strengthen their commitments for the young people of Africa.

The continent is undergoing a seismic shift in its population structure, with more young people than ever before preparing to enter […]

21 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Human Rights Council Appoints Alhendawi as Co-Chair of Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law

Geneva, September 14, 2016 – The Human Rights Council has announced the appointment of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, as the co-chair of the Council’s first Forum on Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law that will take place in Geneva. The Forum will be convened for the first time on […]

14 September 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN-Habitat Trains Youth in Data Collection for Refugee Project

From UN Habitat

Kalobeyei (Kenya) 31 August 2016 – UN-Habitat is working in agreement with the County Government, UNHCR and the local community to support planning for integrated refugees and host communities and developing a spatial plan for the Kalobeyei New Settlement that will be sustainable, inclusive and resilient. UN-Habitat is working on the spatial planning component […]

31 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Maldives Pioneers UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security in Asia-Pacific

From UN Maldives

Today the United Nations in Maldives in close partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Maldives launched the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, making Maldives the first country in the Asia Pacific region to honor this landmark resolution in an official ceremony.

Presiding the opening ceremony, […]

30 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|