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Alhendawi at UNAOC Global Forum in Baku: Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

From UN Radio

The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for “youth,” but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers.

UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can craft “their […]

26 April 2016|Envoy’s news|

Baku: Violent extremism “affront” to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

From UN News Centre

The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism.

“The Alliance is the soft power tool established to contribute to a more peaceful world by countering radicalization […]

26 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Baku, youth stress vision of inclusive society at UN forum

From UN News Centre

Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are working to define future narratives to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society.

“People are disconnected because […]

26 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Work permit boost gives hope to Khaled, 22, and other Syrian refugees in Jordan

From UNHCR

In the four years since they fled from Hama to Jordan, 22-year-old Syrian refugee Khaled has been the sole wage earner for his family of eight. With no valid work permit for his farm-laboring job, Khaled has lived with the ever-present fear that he would be caught and his family’s financial lifeline severed.

When he […]

19 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNAIDS Interview: Snapchat becomes hotline for abusive relationships

From UNAIDS Asia-Pacific 

We hear a lot about cyber stalking and cyber violence and the dangers of social media for young people in relationships. However an entrepreneurial young group from India is exploiting the power of Snapchat, a popular smartphone app among teenagers, to provide counselling to young women and men in abusive relationships on the […]

19 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Beijing, the UN System delegation on youth highlights the centrality of youth development

13 April 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, together with a delegation of youth experts from several different agencies, began a visit to China, the first visit of its kind that brings a joint UN delegation with a focus on youth development in a country.

The visit commenced with a […]

14 April 2016|Envoy’s news|

Why are rural youth leaving farming?

From IFAD

Rural youth recently reported that access to information, lack of credit and negative perceptions around farming are the leading reasons why African young people are leaving small farming at such alarming rates.

The comments came during the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016), held in Dakar, Senegal from 29 to […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education: Ministers back education for democracy

From UNESCO

Education ministers and officials from 50 countries attended the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, in Brussels from 11-12 April, 2016, to discuss the theme “Securing democracy through education: The development of a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture”.
Speaking at the event, which focuses on the democratic mission of education […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Syrian refugees welcome new secondary school in Basirma Camp, Iraq

From UNESCO

Syrian students are celebrating the opening of a new secondary school built by UNESCO in Basirma refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The Roj Awa Secondary School will be open to multiple shifts, allowing more than 500 students to access secondary schooling.
The ceremony, attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Local Administration […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

YouthMobile training-of-trainers initiative launched in Namibia

From UNESCO

The UNESCO Windhoek Office launched a ten-day training-of-trainers (ToT) in mobile application development, in partnership with the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service (MSYNS) and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) through its division, the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII). The training is organised within the framework of the UNESCO YouthMobile initiative […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|