3 Sep, 2013

Young Professionals Programme

The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a […]

3 Sep, 2013

FAO and Youth

The world’s population is young, with nearly 2.2 billion people under the age of 18 of which 85 percent are living in developing countries. FAO recognizes that this next generation holds the key to the future. At the same time, children and young people, particularly girls, are among the most vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition, as […]

3 Sep, 2013

UNDP Supports Young Ethiopians to Move From Unemployment to Entrepreneurship

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“Light is coming out of my city,” says 20-year old Abonesh Dejene, referring to the success of a UNDP training and business development initiative in southern Ethiopia. Dejene, of Wolyta Sodo town, is the sole female in a group of young people who were once unemployed after dropping out of school, but have now completed […]

3 Sep, 2013

Call for Participants: UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development Open Meeting with Youth

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Did you know that for the first time ever the United Nations system has a common plan to work with and for youth? Youth have been consulted in developing the plan and youth now should be full partners in the implementation. The United Nations’ main coordination mechanism on youth development, the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development […]

3 Sep, 2013

DPI/NGO Youth Representatives

“Join our campaign for peace, human rights and environmental sustainability. Let us, together, create a movement … a movement for change, a movement of all nations and all people, united, to advance the great causes of our day.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2011   The Department of Public Information sees young people as a critical […]

3 Sep, 2013

DPI and Youth

Through its three divisions, DPI manages an extensive network that includes its UN Information Centres, NGOs, and academic institutions, which are essential partners in reaching out to a youth audience. In addition, DPI is increasingly using social Media to deliver information to youth about UN events and the work of the UN. Finally, it offers […]

3 Sep, 2013

DPI: Department of Public Information

The Department of Public Information (DPI) was established in 1946, by General Assembly resolution 13 (I), to promote global awareness and understanding of the work of the United Nations. DPI undertakes this goal through radio, television, print, the Internet, video-conferencing and other media tools, such as social media. The Department reports annually on its work […]

3 Sep, 2013

UN DESA and Youth

The DESA Focal Point on Youth aims to build an awareness of the global situation of young people, as well as promote their rights and aspirations. The Focal Point also works towards greater participation of young people in decision-making as a means of achieving peace and development. The Youth Focal Point is part of the Social […]