Daily Archives: 21 May 2014

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 […]