29 Nov, 2013

UN joins forces with music artist David Guetta in “The World Needs More” campaign

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International music star David Guetta, together with the United Nations and international aid organizations recently launched a music video  for the new track ‘One Voice’, in support of “The World Needs More___” campaign to raise funds for humanitarian emergencies. You can watch the video here  

29 Nov, 2013

UN Youth Envoy meets Arab Idol winner Mohamad Assaf, UNRWA’s first-ever regional youth ambassador

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On 25 November, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth met with Arab Idol winner Mohamad Assaf, who is on a visit to New York after having being appointed the first-ever regional youth ambassador by UNRWA.   During their meeting Alhendawi and Assaf discussed the particular struggle of young people living in conflict zones, like Assaf […]

25 Nov, 2013

Least Developed Countries report calls for prioritisation of job creation

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Released last week, the Least Developed Countries Report highlights the need for greater focus on employment. According to Mr Igor Paunovic, co-author of the report and Economic Affairs Officer at the LDC Section at UNCTAD, the LDCs youth population is projected to increase in LDCs from 168 million in 2010 to 300 million by 2050, when as many as […]

25 Nov, 2013

Entrepreneurship, job creation, can reduce poverty, boost sustained growth in Africa, says UN chief

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Accelerating industrialization in Africa requires a focus on job creation and entrepreneurship, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that these are key aspects to fully capture the potential of Africa’s dynamic work force and bosting inclusive sustainable development continent wide. “Africa’s economic dynamism, young population and potential for innovation form the foundation for stronger and […]

22 Nov, 2013

Bullis School students meet with the UN Envoy on Youth, hand over check for survivors of typhoon Haiyan

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As part of a visit to the United Nations in New York, 70 middle school students and 10 teachers and advisors from the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, on Friday met with the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi. Prompted by the Envoy to share what they had learned during their visit about the United […]

21 Nov, 2013

Malala receives Sakharov Prize 2013, Strasbourg

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On Wednesday 20 November, global education advocate Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament, in a ceremony which took place in Strasbourg, France. Malala dedicated her acceptance speech to the “unsung heroes of Pakistan” and to human rights campaigners globally, saying “I am hopeful the European Parliament will look beyond Europe […]

21 Nov, 2013

Winners of the 2013 UNESCO International Essay Contest announced

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The results of the UNESCO International Essay Contest were announced Wednesday 19 November. The six winners were selected from over 15,000 entries from 157 countries. Participants had the opportunity to express their thoughts on the theme “The Power of Culture to Create a Better Future”. For more information on the winner, click here   http://www.un.org/youthenvoy/2013/11/winners-of-the-2013-unesco-international-essay-contest-announced/

20 Nov, 2013

Youth employment statistics in new interactive map from ILOSTAT

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Interested in finding out about youth employment, unemployment, and activity versus inactivity rates for a given country? The ILO has a new database of labour statistics, including an interactive map, which provides multiple datasets with labour market statistics for over 100 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories. Check out ILOSTAT here Source

20 Nov, 2013

Global youth movement meets President of the General Assembly at COP19 in Warsaw

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Press Release, Office of the President of the General Assembly: A host of questions and ideas filled a youth-packed room during a meeting held on the margins of the nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19), which takes place from 11 to 22 November 2013 in Poland. YOUNGO, the Youth constituency within […]

19 Nov, 2013

UN-DESA Organises Expert Group Meeting on Youth, Rights and Development

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What are the main challenges that youth face today when exercising the right to be politically active, to be involved in civil society through youth-led NGOs, and when seeking stable long-term employment? These were among the questions and topics addressed by the Expert Group Meeting on Youth, Development and Rights, organized by DESA’s Division for […]