31 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Joins Launch of the Global Innovation Index

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On 30 June, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth spoke at the Conference “Population Priorities for the 21st Century” organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the ICPD Beyond 2014 Secretariat. He also met the ITU Secretary-General to discuss the preparations for the BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on ICT […]

31 Aug, 2013

Regional Consultations meeting on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in the Arab States, Amman, Jordan

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The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth took part in the the Arab Development Forum, which took place in Amman, Jordan, on 10 and 11 April 2013. High-Level Panel Member for Post-2015 in the Arab region Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is expected to participate. The Forum was also attended by Helen Clark, Chair of UNDG. […]

31 Aug, 2013

Envoy on Youth delivers UN Secretary General’s message to the Global Classrooms International Model United Nations Conference

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On 16 May, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth Mr Ahmad Alhendawi delivered a message to the Global Classrooms International Model United Nations Conference on behalf of the Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon. The UN Secretary-General’s message continued to “call on governments to help us stop moving from crisis to crisis, and instead address the […]

31 Aug, 2013

University of Senghor Master’s Degree Programme in International Health Includes Module on HIV for Second Year Running

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More than 35 students from 22 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Haiti and France have completed a course on HIV as part of their Master’s Degree in International Health at the Senghor University based in Alexandria. This is the second year that students have participated in the programme. The module

31 Aug, 2013

Asia and the Pacific: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

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Cakau Bula - Our Living Reef - Our heritage, Fiji Kia Island is situated on the Great Sea Reef in Fiji; the third largest barrier reef system in the world. Increasing fishing pressure is damaging the marine ecosystem and resulting in lower catch, which has serious implications for the community’s livelihoods. The Reef Ranger's programme, which

31 Aug, 2013

Training Beninese Youth in Agribusiness

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Cybelle Agossou, the youngest of a family of six children, decided to enroll in a practical training course to become self-employed and help her parents. Today, at age 20, she manages a small soap-making business and employs four people. Cybelle took an 18-month training course at the SonghaiCenter in Porto-Novo, the political capital of Benin.