Global Youth Unemployment is on the Rise Again

From ILO

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1 per cent in 2016 and remain at that level through to 2017 (up from 12.9 per cent in 2015).

The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2016, Trends for Youth report shows that as […]

25 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Joint UN Programme Aims to Empower Over 1 Million Girls in Mozambique


NAMPULA Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and it was difficult for me to express myself. I spent my free time after school with vulnerable girlfriends my age who had left school to marry, and some were even pregnant,” 16-year-old Amelia Abadala Salimo told UNFPA. “I felt afraid to […]

24 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Give Your Input Towards a SUD Action Plan for Universities

From UN Habitat

UN-Habitat UNI together with HESI (the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) are in the process of defining a Sustainable Urban Development action plan for universities. The action plan aims to orient universities supporting cities in their path towards sustainability and also identify better mechanisms to back effective collaboration between academic resources and urban strategies.

To this […]

24 August 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

As Games Near End, Team Refugees Looks to the Future


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The nightmares have gone. But the memories remain. Yolande Mabika remembers running for her life when rebels attacked her home in Bukavu, in eastern Congo, more than 20 years ago. She was eight. That was the last time she saw her family. They had scattered in other directions.

Fresh from competing […]

18 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Youth Envoy Marks Youth Day in Brazil: Development Comes with Investing in Young People

Marking International Youth Day on the sidelines of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi said that in order for Brazil to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, its young people need to be included in the process and their rights need to be protected.

Brazil’s economic growth and sustainable development […]

17 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Meets with UN Country Team and Youth Advisory Panel in Tunisia

On the last day of his visit to Tunisia, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with the UN Country Team in Tunisia represented by the heads of the different UN Agencies in the country.

The UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Mounir Tabet welcomed the Envoy and informed him about the progress achieved in the UN […]

5 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Highlights Strategic Areas for Working with and for Libyan Youth

Concluding his visit to Tunisia with a special focus on Libya, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi was joined by the UN Resident Coordinator in Libya Ali Al-Zatari in highlighting three strategic areas the UN will focus on in working with and for Libyan youth.

The three areas of focus include: enhancing youth participation in […]

4 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi Meets Young Libyans, Discusses Their Role in Promoting Peace and Security

On 3 August 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi began a two-day visit to Tunisia to assess young people’s engagement in peacebuilding and development efforts in both Libya and Tunisia.

As part of the Libya-focused leg of the visit, the Youth Envoy met with the leadership of the UN Support Mission in Libya […]

3 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

Over 18,000 Nominations Received in UN Young Leaders Campaign

Following a month-long call for nominations for the first UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, more than 18,000 submissions from 186 countries were received by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

The UN Young Leaders is a flagship initiative of the Envoy, intended to recognize and engage exceptional young people who […]

2 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Anti-Crime Chief Calls for Greater Prevention, Youth Advocacy to Fight Terrorism

From UN News Centre

 27 July 2016 – The threat of terrorism has expanded and become increasingly decentralized and diffuse throughout the past 10 years, the top United Nations anti-crime official said today, calling for greater efforts to tackle links between crime and terrorism and for increased advocacy among youth.

“Terrorism is now more of a threat […]

27 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|