Monthly Archives: May 2014

29 May, 2014

UNFCCC Fellowship Programme for Small Island Developing States 2014

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(UNFCCC) 26 May 2014 — To celebrate the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 2014, the UNFCCC secretariat is offering 2 five-months fellowships to young professionals from the region who are interested in contributing to the work on climate change adaptation or on gender and youth related dimensions of climate action. These fellowship awards are made available […]

21 May, 2014

Secretary-General’s Envoy invites all youth organisations to endorse Global call on youth in post-2015 ahead of ECOSOC Forum

The ECOSOC Forum on Youth 2-3 June in New York is approaching fast. Building on input from over 1.2 million young people who voted in the MyWorld2015 survey, as well as the outcome of the crowdsourcing platform (https://crowdsourcing.itu.int) launched earlier this year, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi invites all youth organisations, […]

21 May, 2014

Successful initiatives to curb youth unemployment in Africa

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(UNESCO) 19 May 2014 — Four videos showcase successful initiatives of technical and vocational training project that give youth a better chance to find decent work. The videos focus on innovative projects in Benin, Nigeria and Senegal, which have proven effective in providing youth with skills and competences in demand. In recent years, the alarming […]

21 May, 2014

Holding out a hand: Youth-to-youth initiative making a difference in Mongolia

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(UNFPA) 21 May 2014 — “Y-Peer saved my life. For that, I am so thankful,” says Oyuka,* recalling a time when she contemplated suicide. That was before Enkhbat, an educator with the youth peer education programme Y-Peer, reached out to her and saved her life.   In Mongolia, like in many places around the world, […]

21 May, 2014

‘Act to Protect’: UN launches guide to preventing attacks against schools, hospitals

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(UN News Centre)  21 May 2014 — Every child has a right to education and health, the United Nations today said launching a guidance note to assist the people monitoring, reporting and working to prevent attacks against schools and hospitals. “We see that attacks on schools, hospitals and associated staff have become an all-too-familiar aspect […]

19 May, 2014

New training programme to improve employment options for 15 thousand Bolivian youth

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(World Bank) 15 May — The World Bank (WB) Board of Executive Directorstoday approved US$20 million in financing for a youth training program for low income Bolivian youth. The Improving Employability and Labor Income of Youth Project will help close to 15 thousand youth between the ages of 17-35 improve their chances of accessing the labor market. “One […]

19 May, 2014

The UN calls for youth leaders in climate change to join the Big Data Climate Challenge

The UN is calling for young people with skills in Big Data and analytics to help address climate change! Launched by the UN Global Pulse and the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Team, the Big Data Climate Challenge calls for submissions of recently published or implemented climate change projects that use Big Data and analytics. The challenge encourages multidisciplinary […]

15 May, 2014

UN Country Team in Ecuador to establish Youth Advisory Panel

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Yesterday marked the official closing of the Regional Youth Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), held over the last three days in the capital of Ecuador. Three representatives from the Government of Ecuador — H.E. Betty Tola, Minister for Economic and Social Inclusion H.E. Pabel Munoz, National Secretary for Planning and Development and […]

12 May, 2014

Regional Youth Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean opens in Quito, Ecuador

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Today, the Regional Youth Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean opened in Quito, Ecuador. Gathering youth from over 20 countries in the region, as well as representatives from governments and civil society, including the Organización Iberoamericana de Juventud (OIJ), the Foro Regional de Juventudes LAC 2014 builds on an initiative from Montevideo. “Last August, I called from […]