Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sexuality education programming set to reach millions of young people across eastern and southern Africa

Young people in eastern and southern Africa, like many of their peers around the world, often receive conflicting and inaccurate information about sex. This can lead to badly informed decisions about how, when or with whom to have sex and how to protect themselves against HIV.  With support from UNAIDS, UNESCO and SAfAIDS a major

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How would you feel if your gaming model became a teaching tool in classrooms across the world?

Are you a simulation game developer? How would you feel if your gaming model became a teaching tool in classrooms across the world? This could be your chance! United Nations Educational, Scientific and  Cultural Organization Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace & Sustainable Development  (UNESCO MGIEP) is calling for proposals to design a digital simulation

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The Youth Envoy meets with the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus

Last Friday, the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, met with the representatives of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus who are attending the 14th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, taking place at the UN last week and this week. "I much enjoyed the opportunity to engage with them and

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Secretary-General’s remarks at Open Debate of the Security Council on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace

New York, 23 April 2015 I am honoured by the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan – which has so ably led the Security Council this month. His Royal Highness is the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the Security Council. This is perfect for today’s discussion. He

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Youth registration for High Level Event of the General Assembly WPAY +20 now open

On May 29, 2015, the President of the General Assembly, in coordination with the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, will host the High-level Event of the General Assembly marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action For Youth (WPAY).  

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Join Digital Conversation on Youth & Health for World Malaria Day

You are invited to join us for a twitter chat on Malaria, Youth & Health MDGs with special guest Ray Chambers, UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, for World Malaria Day on April 24 at 11am EST (New York Time). The

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Compete in the UNHATE-UNAI International Diversity Contest to create a world without hate and where human rights are recognized

Are you a university/college student or a member of faculty? Are you between 18 and 30? Do you have an idea to promote the ideals of tolerance, respect for diversity and harmony within and between peoples? Develop, prepare, and present a specific initiative at the local or community level and compete in the UNHATE-UNAI International Diversity Contest

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Involving young people in international policies at the 48th Commission on Population and Development

“My government allows me to participate in this discussion. Not despite my age, but because of my age.” Lotte Dijkstra, Youth Ambassador SRHR. On April 16, delegates, civil society organisations, ministers, UN representatives and many young people gathered at the side event “Young people in Post-2015 – making 1.8 billion voices heard in the new

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