Monthly Archives: April 2015

17 Apr, 2015

10 things you didn’t know about the world’s population

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On April 13th leaders from around the world opened the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development to take stock of the world's development and the welfare of its people. Below are 10 little-known facts about the world as it stands today. Together, they show signs of enormous progress – but not enough.

14 Apr, 2015

Work on promotion of culture & artistic creation? Apply for the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture grant

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Are you a young artist or creator? An NGO or a non-profit private or public body, whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation? If your project is compliant with the criteria indicated in the Operational Guidelines of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Fund for the Promotion of

13 Apr, 2015

Belize: Helping marginalized youth find their independence

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Not long ago a high school diploma seemed out of reach for Rudolph Belisle, but now the 18-year-old is making plans to attend college. Along with 89 other young men, Rudolph is a graduate of a youth engagement programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that provides pathways to employment and re-entry into

13 Apr, 2015

Boosting youth entrepreneurship in East Africa

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Over the past five years, The Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) has supported youth entrepreneurship at the community level across Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Local youth-led organizations have been awarded 149 grants to pilot and replicate innovative projects that help young people set up micro-enterprises in niche markets. The Fund is a scheme run by

10 Apr, 2015

Register Now! UNESCO’s Online Media and Information Literacy Course for Youth

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Are you between 15 and 25? Are you interested in media and information literacy (MIL)? Do you wish to become a critical citizen and agent of change?  Register now for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) free online course on media and information literacy (MIL), in partnership with Athabasca University and in cooperation with the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on

9 Apr, 2015

Share a photo, raise awareness on the importance of #soils4life, win a prize!

On April 1st The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched the #soils4life Instagram contest. As part of the International Year of Soils, we are turning to you to help FAO highlight the importance of sustainable soil management. Share photos on Instagram, using the #soils4life, related to soils, their potential, their functions,

9 Apr, 2015

Education for All 2000-2015: Only a third of countries reached global education goals

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Just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000. Only half of all countries have achieved the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. An extra $22 billion a year is needed on top of already ambitious government contributions in order to ensure we achieve

8 Apr, 2015

Calling all Young Innovators

If you are a young person with a tech ‪#‎startup‬ that helps other entrepreneurs thrive, apply for the ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition Entrepreneurship Challenge by May 7 for the chance to go to ‪#‎ITUWorld‬ 2015 in Budapest! The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World Young Innovators Competition is looking for young social entrepreneurs using

7 Apr, 2015

Compete in the Peoples’ Voices Challenge and be part of the Peoples’ Voices Awards!

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More than 8 million people from 194 countries have participated in the Global Conversation to define the new global development agenda. This is the largest consultation ever conducted by the United Nations. By competing in the Peoples’ Voices Challenge you will be eligible to win a Peoples’ Voices Award and have the opportunity to attend

6 Apr, 2015

[Huffington Post Interview] #YouthNow: My Stroll with Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth

Backdrop The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an opportunity to recognize the potential of sport to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Sport can foster peace and contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding at the local, national and international levels. Based on its intrinsic values such