28 Nov, 2014

Youth Envoy in Bangkok highlights the importance of engaging youth in Asia-Pacific Region

Bangkok- Carolin Kern and Jonas Freist-Held, The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi concluded a 3-day visit to Bangkok- Thailand where he held series of meetings with the Regional Directors of UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNEP, ILO and moderated a youth session at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics. The Youth Envoy

20 Nov, 2014

Equipping Youth with Skills to Meet Future Demands in Labour Market

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UNESCO - Experts from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research and Cambridge Econometrics, country labor market experts from the Networks of Mediterranean (NET MED) Youth’s project countries as well as UNESCO colleagues from the Field Offices gathered at HQ for the event. The workshop was aimed at exploring methodologies and challenges in anticipating skills needed by

20 Nov, 2014

UN spotlights children’s rights as world gears up to mark 25th anniversary of landmark treaty

UN News Centre - As the global human rights community readies to celebrate tomorrow the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations committee charged with monitoring its implementation highlighted the right of children to actively participate – and not just be heard – in discussions that

19 Nov, 2014

Every dollar invested in water, sanitation brings four-fold return in costs – UN

UN News Centre - For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with 1 billion practicing open defection, the United Nations World Health Organization

19 Nov, 2014

Asia-Pacific countries launch forum to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

ESCAP - Beijing +20 Asia-Pacific Review Live webcast Asia-Pacific countries will convene in Bangkok this week for a regional high-level conference on gender equality and women’s empowerment. During the Conference, the Asia and Pacific leaders and ministers will address critical issues, such as eliminating violence against women and girls, empowering women economically and increasing their

18 Nov, 2014

Youth Envoy welcomes UNFPA 2014 State of World Population report “The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future”

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi welcomed in a press statement the release of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2014 State of World Population report “The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future”. “I welcome the excellent report and warmly congratulate UNFPA on choosing this critical

17 Nov, 2014

Children’s winter needs are greater than ever in Middle East but limited access and funds hamper UNICEF response

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UNICEF - As seasonal cold winds, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures close in on conflict-torn parts of the Middle East, UNICEF and partners have begun the distribution of warm clothes and other winter items to ensure that one million of the most vulnerable children are kept warm and healthy. “After all that they’ve suffered on

17 Nov, 2014

G20 Brisbane: Unemployment has left younger generation struggling

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Chair of the G20'S global youth forum Holly Ransom. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer   ILO - The 24-year-old Australian chair of the G20 youth summit, Holly Ransom, said youth disengagement was a problem afflicting all G20 member countries and one that was, for the first time, threatening new generations with a worse quality of life than

13 Nov, 2014

Youth Envoy Visited Lehigh University

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The United Nations Secretary General on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visited Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, on the 12th of November, to join in their celebrations of a ten year successful partnership with the United Nations. The Lehigh University is the 6th university in the world to attain the United Nations Department of Public Information NGO Accreditation,

13 Nov, 2014

One-stop job centre makes it easier for workers and employers to connect

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ILO - Rama Sagama had been unemployed for three years in Tabata, a fast growing high-density suburb in Tanzania’s largest city of Dar es Salaam. The trek of about 10 kilometres to get to the Tanzania Employment Services Agency (TaESA) offices in the city centre made it even more difficult for him to find work.