Monthly Archives: January 2015

UN Women launches next phase in ‘HeForShe’ campaign at Davos Forum

23 January 2015 – At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today, UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality, unveiled a new initiative to galvanize the support of global leaders to bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls around the world. At

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Private sector, ‘care economy’ will be key engines of job creation for next 5 years – UN report

Private sector services, such as business and administrative services, and real estate, as well as related industries, will employ more than a third of the global workforce over the next five years, according to new data released by the United Nations labour agency. “Service sector employment will remain the most dynamic with respect to job

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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First (EF) Announce Their Third “Youth for Change” UNAOC-EF Summer School in NY

Application now open The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First (EF) are pleased to announce the third edition of their UNAOC-EF Summer School.  This summer, 75 selected youth leaders from around the world will engage in dialogue across borders, form collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, and build skills for

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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First (EF) Announce Their Third “Youth for Change” UNAOC-EF Summer School in NY

Application now open The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First (EF) are pleased to announce the third edition of their UNAOC-EF Summer School. This summer, 75 selected youth leaders from around the world will engage in dialogue across borders, form collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, and build skills for

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The UN Youth Envoy, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris, 20-21 January 2015

The Office of the Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris on 20-21 January 2015 to hold initial discussions on the establishment of a global initiative on youth policies, which is called for in the Baku commitment on youth policies. The Baku Commitment is the result of the First Global Forum

Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education LONDON, 19 January 2015 – Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, Fixing

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Youth Envoy presents Arab Youth volunteering awards at MBC Hope Award Ceremony in Dubai

On 18 January 2015, the United Nations Secretary- General’s Special Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, participated in the MBC Hope award ceremony hosted by United Nations Volunteer Program (UNV) and MBC Group in Dubai, UAE. The second annual MBC Hope Awards Ceremony honored the “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project and MBC

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Calling on Youth for Ideas for Action Competition to finance the Post-2015 development agenda

Today’s youth will be responsible for delivering the post-2015 development agenda. At end of 2015, The Sustainable Development Goals will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They will be more ambitious and will cover a broad range of interconnected issues, from sustainable economic growth, to social issues, to global public goods. To realize this vision,

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2014 in Review

2014 was a busy and productive year for the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and our Office. Alhendawi visited over 24 countries to meet with senior government officials, youth groups, delegations and United Nations country teams. Additionally, the Office of the Secretary-Generals’s Envoy on Youth hosted and co-organized some critical events. Here are some highlights

UN Youth Envoy meets Student Delegation from Mexico at UN Headquarters

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth welcomed 100 students from Mexico to the United Nations Headquarters earlier today to talk about Youth Participation and Democracy. The students came in as a part of Red por el Desarrollo Integral de la Juventud (REDIJ) project, the Colegio de la Globalizacion, that aims to provide students with fundamental

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