23 Aug, 2013

UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA partners with governments, other agencies and civil society to advance its mission. Two frameworks guide its efforts: The Programme of Action adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and […]

23 Aug, 2013

High-Level Meeting: Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Oslo, Norway

9 April 2013 - The UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth delivered an opening remark High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post 2015 Development Agenda, calling for a needed shift to low-carbon and more sustainable solutions. This shift will lead to sustainability and create 60 million jobs

23 Aug, 2013

Call for nominations of good practices on youth employment

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Has your organisation implemented a successful programme to support youth access to decent employment? Do you think others can learn from your programme? Share your good practices on youth employment with International Labour Organization (ILO) before 16 September, for a chance of seeing your practice recognized and widely disseminated. All applications will be assessed based on 6 specific […]

23 Aug, 2013

“Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing” UN-Habitat International Competition

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UN-Habitat has announced a new international competition on the “Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing”, initiated by the Global Housing Strategy’s campaign on “Placing Housing at the Centre” which seeks to address the challenges currently facing mass/social/public housing around the globe whilst introducing Academic Social Responsibility (ASR) and encouraging Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). From 1 September

23 Aug, 2013

UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was born on 16 November 1945. UNESCO has 195 Members and 8 Associate Members and is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board.  The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies. The Organization has more th 50 field offices

23 Aug, 2013

UNESCO and Youth

A priority group for UNESCO, youth are key actors and partners in its mission to “contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue”. Youth have always been a major focus in UNESCO’s programmes. Since its creation -and its mandated mission regarding education- UNESCO was the first agency of […]