Monthly Archives: February 2015

UNAOC-EF Summer School: Call for Applications before March 9 2015

Young people’s participation is fundamental in reaching durable peace! If youth-participation is enhanced, society as a whole will benefit. Contribute to the conversation and action by participating in the UNAOC-EF Summer School. The Summer School is a unique space for learning and collaborating that welcomes a diversity of participants, speakers and educators from a wide

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UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund Call for applications

Are you part of an Organization led by young people aged 15-32 years who has piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter, secure tenure and risk rehabilitation? The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund empowers global youth by providing grants and capacity building to selected organizations in developing countries. Applications for the UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund

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UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

UN-Habitat on Thursday launched a call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter, secure tenure and risk rehabilitation. The Fund aims to assist youth-led organizations in designing and

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Youth take the lead in Papua New Guinea

Benaiah Nari grew up amid poverty and ethnic clashes in Papua New Guinea, a country where sexual violence, sexually transmitted infections and adolescent pregnancy are rife. After watching his peers navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, he became determined to change the status quo. “I grew up in a squatter settlement where I was engaged

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Comic & Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality: Picture It!

Show what comes to your mind when you reflect on women's rights and empowerment and on the relationship between women and men! UN Women together with the European Commission, the Belgian Development Cooperation, and UNRIC is organizing a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality. The Competition is open to comic and cartoon artists and

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Fund for Gender Equality issues call for proposals

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is pleased to announce its third Call for Proposals from 9 March to 5 April 2015! This year the Fund welcomes submissions from women-led civil society organizations with innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder women’s rights and gender equality programs that help jumpstart progress towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Fund

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March for Gender Equality Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up!

Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up! March 8th 2015, International Women's Day, take a walk in NYC for Gender Equality and Women's Right in commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Save the date March 8th 2015 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. EST Beijing Platform for Action  

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Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spotlights the role of United States youth in UN’s success

The United States and its young people, in particular, are essential to the success of the United Nations, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said last week in his remarks to the UN Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Members Day gathering at Headquarters. “I am asking you, particularly young people, to have a

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UNESCO is Training Teachers to Improve Education in Palestine

Dr Refa’ Ramahi is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Faculty of Education at Birzeit University in Palestine and one of the beneficiaries of the ‘Quality Systems for Quality Teachers’ Project. The implementation of this project in Jordan changed the lives of 23 PhD students. Refa’ was one of them. She became a strong advocate

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#EndAdolescentAIDS

DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY HOUR 30 ADOLESCENTS ARE INFECTED WITH HIV? 2100000 are living with HIV worldwide. It's time for us to take action! ALL IN is about bringing everyone together to stop adolescent deaths, infections and violence.  Here’s the challenge: AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa. But simple

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