13 Dec, 2013

UN-Habitat announces new youth mentor program

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has kicked off a new and exciting opportunity for people who want to mentor youth-led organizations from around the world and help them to become active citizens in their communities and bring about global change. The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund is dedicated to empowering global youth by providing […]

10 Dec, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth visits refugee camp, warns of a lost generation in Syria

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In observance of the International Human Rights Day, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, visited the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, the largest camp currently hosting Syrian refugees. Since the Syrian conflict began over 1,000 days ago, more than two million refugees have fled the country, many of these now temporarily residing in […]

5 Dec, 2013

Employers must recognize value of youth volunteering, says UN Youth Envoy at UNESCO youth conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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From 3 to 5 December, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi was in Jeddah to participate in the International Conference on Youth Volunteerism and Dialogue, jointly organised by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education, the King Abdulaziz Centre for National Dialogue (KANCD), and UNESCO. The conference came to emphasize the important role of dialogue […]

1 Dec, 2013

Statement by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth: Take action on World AIDS Day!

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On this World AIDS Day I’m calling on young people around the world to stand up and be counted. The negotiations on the post-2015 development framework have begun – and it is clear that we need to put young people centre stage. There is no doubt that the AIDS response has yielded tremendous results for […]