29 Aug, 2013

Envoy on Youth Joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Virtual Dialogue on Climate Change with Youth Leaders

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On 13 June 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a virtual dialogue with young leaders on Climate Change from YOUNGO,  which is the youth constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), and aims to represent all the Youth NGOs  in negotiations.

29 Aug, 2013

In Burundi, young people mobilize to volunteer

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Gigeta, Burundi: Volunteering is one of the best ways for young people to turn their energy and creativity into a tool for development and peace. During a conference organized in Gitega (Burundi) by the Ministry for Youth, Sports and Culture, UNV pushed for encouraging young people to take part in local and national volunteering initiatives throughout Burundi. […]

29 Aug, 2013

Europe: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

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Californian worms, Macedonia The production of healthy food requires great amount of organic fertilizer,which with the current development of the stock-breeding and the needs for vegetal production’s impossible to supply. On the other hand,faced with the enormous amount of organic waste(for example the tree leaves,which desolve in the parks)we asked ourselves ”can these potencial polluters

29 Aug, 2013

Search Begins for Kenya’s Young Green Leaders

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Are you a young Kenyan aged between 18 and 24 years? Are you passionate about the environment? Here is a chance for you to become a UNEP-Bayer Young Environmental Envoy! The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bayer are looking for enthusiastic young people who can demonstrate leadership and an active commitment to tackling environmental […]

29 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Participates in ILO Panel Discussion on Youth Employment

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On 30 May Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, took part in an ILO Panel Discussion on Youth Employment, hosted by the UN Permanent Missions of Germany and Tunisia, under the theme “The Youth Employment Crisis: A Call for Action.”  The panel was moderated by Ms Telma Viale, Special Representative of the […]

29 Aug, 2013

In Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, a new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

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UN-Habitat studies show that women in urban areas are twice as likely as men to suffer some form of violence, especially in developing countries. Violence is a daily reality that disproportionately affects women and girls in the poorest districts of any city. Owing to their poverty, survivors among these populations have less access to support

29 Aug, 2013

Global Meeting of the Thematic Consultation on Education in the post-2015 Development Agenda in Dakar, Senegal

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On 5 March 2013, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Abdou Salam Diallo and the Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Guillermo Rischcynski, hosted a briefing on the “Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” at the Office of the […]

29 Aug, 2013

UN-Habitat releases two landmark reports on women and youth

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UN-Habitat released on Wednesday two landmark reports on women and youth which reveal that cities must resolve the issues affecting the two segments of society. State of Women in Cities Report says that equitable, inclusive and prosperous cities need to harness the full potential of all citizens – men, women, and the youth.  This is