Youth

Lack of quality opportunities stalling young people’s quest for decent work – UN report

Overall economic growth remains disconnected from employment generation, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned, noting that young people continue to suffer from persistent unemployment and lack of quality job opportunities.

2018-04-22T11:47:57-05:0021 Nov 2017|Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, News, Youth|

‘Don’t let adults off the hook, keep raising your voices;’ Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day

It’s official, kids have taken over… at least for today – World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, which this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at the United Nations, to raise awareness about issues important to them.

2018-04-22T11:47:58-05:0021 Nov 2017|News, Youth|

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.

2018-04-22T11:49:00-05:0001 Nov 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News, Youth|

Winter may be ‘harsh blow’ to vulnerable children in Middle East, UNICEF warns amid funding gap

Freezing temperatures, storms and heavy snowfall will add to the misery afflicting hundreds of thousands of families affected by conflict across the Middle East unless assistance – including cold weather clothing and supplies – is urgently provided, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

2017-10-27T18:01:00-05:0027 Oct 2017|Goal 3: Good Health, News, Youth|

‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges

If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – African’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ‘bleak’ future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday.

2018-04-22T11:49:42-05:0026 Oct 2017|News, Youth|

Ending child marriage in West and Central Africa could take 100 years, warns UNICEF

Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region's prosperity, the United Nations children's agency has said.

2018-04-22T11:49:47-05:0025 Oct 2017|Goal 5: Gender equality, News, Youth|