Monthly Archives: March 2015

30 Mar, 2015

#UNDP4YOUTH Webinar Series are on!

United Nations Development Programme is launching, this week, its brand new#UNDP4YOUTH Webinar Series! Every two weeks, UNDP colleagues and partners will be invited to present and discuss a specific youth empowerment initiative at country or regional level.  The first #UNDP4YOUTH Webinar will take place on Thursday 2 April 2015 from 9 to 10 AM New York

30 Mar, 2015

How can youth contribute to the implementation of Morocco’s National Youth Strategy?

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UNESCO's workshop in Rabat, Morocco, on 27 and 28 February 2015. For two days, youth organisations developed methods of analysis and proposals for actions for the next two years. “We tackled the Strategy from three angles: financing and accountability governance and coordination, as well as territorialization”, explains Madiha Taouss from the association Jeunes pour Jeunes

30 Mar, 2015

Young Lions Health Award

The Young Lions Health Award in association with UNICEF and Unilever aims to discover the next generation of young talent in creative communications. This will be done through a competition focused on mobilizing support for UNICEF’s objective to strengthen health systems in the developing world. If you are a young professional working in advertising agencies

26 Mar, 2015

Online consultations for the UNESCO Youth Forum have begun!

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The preparations of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum have begun! Building on the calls from youth and the experience of the 8th Forum, through the following questionnaire, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization wants to shape the specific thematic agenda of this Forum together with youth across the world. Under the general theme “Young Global

26 Mar, 2015

New project to create vital employment opportunities for youth and women in Jordan

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A new US $15.2 million project agreement signed in Rome will aim to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth. Zaid Al Lozi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the International Fund for Agriculture Development

25 Mar, 2015

High-Level Event of the President of the General Assembly marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth to highlight Youth Priorities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

May 29th 2015 General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York The High-Level Event of the General Assembly marks the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action on Youth (WPAY) and offers an important opportunity for Member States and other relevant stakeholders to take stock of progress made in its implementation, identify the gaps and

24 Mar, 2015

International Day of Happiness Twitter Chat on Youth and Happiness

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On March 20th, International Day of Happiness, the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth and the United Nations Foundation invited everyone to a special Twitter chat on Youth, Innovation and Happiness using the #YouthNow and #HappyDay. The moderator @plus_socialgood raised some crucial questions for young people such as why are young people essential for a happy planet? And

23 Mar, 2015

Pharrell brings “Happy” message on climate change to the United Nations

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About 1,200 middle school children trudged through the latest snow storm to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday evening to hear hip hop singer and producer Pharrell Williams talk about climate change. The United Nations sponsored the event, along the United Nations Foundation and MixRadio, to celebrate International Day of Happiness, established by the

19 Mar, 2015

The search for Momentum for Change’s 2015 Lighthouse Activities is on!

If your institution has successfully implemented a project, initiative, program or other activity that addresses climate change mitigation or adaptation while focusing on one of the four areas outlined below, United Nations Climate Change Secretariat would like to hear about it. The 2015 call for applications includes the following four areas of focus:    Urban Poor,

19 Mar, 2015

UNDP promotes private sector development and youth entrepreneurs during critical times in Yemen

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On March 12 the first Business Support Centre in Yemen was launched, supported by United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the Yemeni Business Club (YBC) and Spark. The launch, which was attended by representatives from the private sector, NGOs, the Social Fund for Development, UNDP and Spark, successfully outlined the importance of private sector