11 Dec, 2014

Workshop on Evidence-informed Policies on Youth Development in Africa

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3-5 December 2014, Nairobi, Kenya - UNDESA DSPD Focal Point on Youth and the Technical Cooperation Unit carried out a regional training workshop on “Evidence-informed youth policies in Africa”. The workshop was held from 3 to 5 December in Nairobi, Kenya. Themeeting brought together United Nations entities, representatives of youth organizations, representatives of Member States and academia

11 Dec, 2014

Restoring hope to Albania’s unemployed youth

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Many young Albanian workers are returning home after losing their jobs abroad due to the economic crisis. For many of them, re-entering the local labour market is a daunting task. An ILO-UNDP project helped them address that challenge. ILO News - Jorilda and Edi Pepa worked in the bustling tourism industry of the Aegean Island of

10 Dec, 2014

Young Mongolians trained to become youth peer trainers in responsible leadership

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UNESCO - From 24 to 28 November 2014, UNESCO organized an intensive training of trainers, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for 16 young Mongolians to train them to become youth peer trainers in responsible leadership. The objective was to provide the young participants with the capacities and skills on a variety of topics such as knowing and claiming

10 Dec, 2014

Pan-African Forum: Building a culture of peace in Africa through innovative youth mobilization

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UNESCO - From 11 to 13 December, Libreville will host the Pan-African Forum on “African youth and the challenge of promoting a culture of peace in Africa”. Jointly organized by the Omar Bongo Ondimba Foundation and the Gabonese National Commission for UNESCO, in collaboration with UNESCO, the Forum aims to launch a network of youth

9 Dec, 2014

Join a global community in celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

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In 1950, the United Nations General Assembly declared 10 December to be the International Human Rights Day. This day marks the day commemorating the date on which the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.” This year,

9 Dec, 2014

How can we improve humanitarian action? Add your voice!

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iSeek - You are invited to participate in an online consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit (http://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org) launching this week to gather your ideas and recommendations on how to keep humanitarian action fit for future crises. The discussion will inform the Regional Consultation Meeting for the “Europe and Others”* group taking place in Budapest, Hungary

5 Dec, 2014

In Veracruz, Alhendawi joins the Ibero-American youth meeting, and expressed solidarity with the families of the missing students in Iguala

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The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, arrived in Veracruz, Mexico in the last stop of his current tour which took him to Germany, Thailand and the Dominican Republic. Alhendawi addressed this morning Ministers and Directors of Youth at the Youth Meeting of the Ibero-America, organized by the O.I.J and Mexican Institute of Youth

5 Dec, 2014

The Secretary-General’s Message on International Volunteer Day

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An ambulance rushes a wounded child to a hospital. A hungry family receives a warm meal. A battered woman finds free shelter. In scenes of human suffering around the world, hope comes thanks to volunteers who give their time, skills and resources to others in need. International Volunteer Day is a chance to thank the

4 Dec, 2014

United Nations Secretary-General says Young People are Key to Success Post-2015 Agenda

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Today the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, informally presented an advance unedited version of his synthesis report on the Post-2015 Agenda. The report provides a rallying call to governments to aim high with the new global development goals. It makes it clear that business as usual is not an option, and puts emphasis on the