29 Oct, 2015

1st Global Forum on Youth Policies

One year ago, from October 28th to October 30th, 2014, over 700 experts from all different non-governmental and governmental backgrounds, came together in Baku, Azerbaijan for the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies. Convened by the Office of the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations

28 Oct, 2015

Day 2 of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum

  Throughout day two of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum, participants really started discussing and debating concrete recommended action points for the UNESCO General Conference, COP 21 and beyond. The 8th UNESCO Youth Forum Action Projects presented updates and overviews of their endeavours on the ground and provided vital learnings for the participants, and each

26 Oct, 2015

Climate and sustainable development at the top of agenda at 9th UNESCO Youth Forum

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On Monday 26 October 2015, the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum opened at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters, with the participation of hundreds of young women and men coming from all regions of the world. Before the Opening Session itself, the Director-General of UNESCO, in the presence of H.E. Mr Hao Ping, President of the 37th General

26 Oct, 2015

“Enough pain” – A Syrian refugee girl pleads for dignity | UNICEF

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“Enough... enough pain.” 15-year-old Syrian refugee Shaimae is crossing the Serbian border into Croatia with her mother and sisters. They are heading to Germany in the hopes of starting a new life. With a tear-filled plea about the deep impact fleeing has had on her, she says: “We just need someone to understand us, to

16 Oct, 2015

One Future, #ZeroHunger

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyh0QpRKHfc #ZeroHunger is a goal to achieve together. World leaders have set an ambitious Global Goal of zero hunger by 2030. Reaching it will save countless lives and build brighter futures for us all. Join the World Food Programme in its efforts: www.wfp.org/ZeroHunger

14 Oct, 2015

#UNAfricaWeek: High-Level Event on Youth

As part of Africa Week 2015 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, a High-Level Event on Youth brought together youth advocates and senior policymakers to discuss and debate the forthcoming  "African Continental Framework on Youth Development". The event also highlighted the progress so far, and challenges recognized, in implementing the African Youth Charter (2006) as