youth

At UN conference, education takes centre-stage in planning for a sustainable future

UN News Centre- The role education can play in preparing the world’s youth for a sustainable future is becoming increasingly relevant, particularly as the planet is set to face growing economic, social and environmental challenges, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared today as she opened a conference on […]

12 November 2014|News Stories|

Bringing men into the equation: Men work to end violence against women

UNFPA- “When I was working, I would not give my wife any money. I would keep what I made in my own pocket,” said John Kaponda in Epworth, Zimbabwe. “I would come home drunk, kick all the pots, and beat my wife if she was not cooking meat for me, even though I did not […]

12 November 2014|News Stories|

SAIIA participants represent South African youth at World Humanitarian Summit

SAIIA-Six young people from SAIIA’s youth programmes ensured that the voice of South African youth was heard in regional negotiations for the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit, which will set the agenda for global humanitarian action.

“The voice of the youth is seldom included in higher level negotiations. This is largely due to the fact that the […]

12 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth policy must bridge gap between ‘haves and have nots,’ expert tells UN-backed forum

(UN News Centre) 29 October 2014 – Deliberations on a modern youth policy framework continued today in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku as hundreds of experts, policymakers, researchers and activists met for the second day of a United Nations-backed meeting, which is expected to usher in a set of focused guidelines to assist counties in defining, planning, financing, […]

30 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

Youth policies part of future “development” efforts

Policies which focus on the needs of the world’s growing population of young people are an important part of future development efforts, according to an expert on youth issues.

A global forum has opened in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Tuesday to take stock of what has been done and what needs to be done to progress youth […]

29 October 2014|News Stories|

U.S. delegate to Youth Forum hopes to form ties with other global youth

Forming ties and networking with young people around the world is what a United States delegate hopes to get out of the first ever Global Youth Forum which opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

Youth representatives, government ministers and experts are discussing policies to address the needs of young people many of whom face challenges such […]

29 October 2014|News Stories|

The First Global Forum on Youth Policies starts in Baku with launch of 20th Anniversary commemorative logo of the World Programme of Action for Youth

The First Global Forum on Youth Policies started on October 27th with large participation from member states and youth. The Forum marked a special occasion with the largest gathering of youth ministers since Lisbon 1998. Currently, globally 122 countries have youth policies, with another 36 updating their youth policy. The First Global Forum on Youth […]

28 October 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

UN envoy leads call for action, resources to ensure meaningful role for youths in policy talks

(UN News Centre) 27 October 2014 – Meeting for the first time since arriving in Azerbaijan for the United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, dozens of youth experts and activists today deliberated a “common narrative” that will best engage other stakeholders and help transform youth policy rhetoric into solid reality.

“We must take the conversation […]

28 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

Young people in ‘driver’s seat’ from very beginning of policy process a must – UN experts

(UN News Centre) 27 October 2014 – Rather than merely being consulted on policy matters, young people must be in the driver’s seat with all the other stakeholders from the very beginning of the process and throughout, a Youth Specialist of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) stressed ahead of the Global […]

28 October 2014|News Stories|

UN Envoy on Youth hosts an International Stakeholders Meeting on Youth Policies in Baku, Azerbaijan

On October 28-30, 2014, the First Global Forum on Youth Policies (FGFYP), co-organized by the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, UNDP, UNESCO and the Council of Europe and hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The day preceding the Forum, […]

27 October 2014|Envoy’s news|