31 Jan, 2014

Call for partners: Join the global partnership for youth in the post-2015 development agenda

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Do you want to help ensure that youth priorities are reflected in the post-2015 development agenda? Today, the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with ITU, UNFPA and UNMC, and with the support of the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development’s Sub-Working Group on Post-2015,  the Major Group on Children and Youth […]

31 Jan, 2014

Africa’s Youth Employment Challenge Addressed by New UN Report

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According to a new World Bank report, Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, the rising earning potential among Africa’s growing youth population is a major priority that requires strong action on multiple fronts. Youth now make up the largest share of the population in most African countries and as such, it is more important than ever […]

30 Jan, 2014

UN invests in Myanmar’s IT engineers and young entrepreneurs

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During this week’s Second Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum in Nay Pyi Taw, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) announced a new presidential initiative to create jobs for young people and investment opportunities in Myanmar’s IT sector. A collaboration between ESCAP, Infosys, the Government of India, and the Government […]

28 Jan, 2014

Young women and girls empowerment a focus of the upcoming side-event organised by the Office of the Envoy on Youth and UN Women

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The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and UN Women are proud to announce the upcoming panel discussion “Young Women and Girls: Leaders of Today, for a Better Tomorrow”, which will be hosted at UN headquarters on 13 February 2014. Out of a global youth population of 1.8 billion, approximately half are girls and […]

24 Jan, 2014

UN Ambassador of Pakistan Masood Khan and Ahmad Alhendawi meet in New York ahead of the Envoy’s visit to Pakistan

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  The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi today met with the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Masood Khan. In the meeting, the Envoy and the Ambassador exchanged views about ongoing and forward-looking initiatives pertaining to youth, as well as discussed the Envoy’s upcoming visit to Pakistan. Major themes of […]

14 Jan, 2014

UNAOC Youth Solidarity Fund supports youth-led peace initiatives

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As part of the United Nations’ commitment to supporting Youth-led peace initiatives, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Youth Solidarity Fund (UNAOC YSF) has announced the fifteen winners of its 2013 cycle. The 2013 winners were selected for their efforts to prevent conflict and promote social cohesion among youth. These efforts reflect the values of the YSF […]