ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 Briefing

Launching the report “Global Employment Trends for Youth: Scaling up investment in decent jobs for youth”, a briefing was co-organized Wed., 14 of October, by the Permanent Missions of Morocco and Spain and the International Labour Organization. The UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, moderated the gathering of policymakers, youth participants, and civil society,

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Young women bridge the digital gender gap in Central America

Nearly 3,000 girls and young women across Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are using technology and innovative strategies to achieve gender equality in male-dominated fields. “As women we can be whatever we want. I am going to be an engineer or an accountant because math [is] fun, because everything is mathematics,” said Helen Ulloa,

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African Continental Framework on Youth Development: Mainstream into Agenda 2063

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, will address the African Continental Framework on Youth Development: Mainstream into Agenda 2063 event on October 14 during 2015 Africa Week in New York. This high-level event will focus on the forthcoming African Continental Framework on Youth Development, which aims to assist African Member States to define national

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Voices of Youth Blogging Internship

Applications for next round of VOY blogging internships are now open! Voices of Youth is happy to announce that applications for the next round of VOY Blogging Internships are now open. The 3-month internship, starting in December 2015, offers you (young people aged 14-24) an opportunity to develop your writing, research and critical thinking skills

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“Youth unemployment: Let’s stop the blame game,” Envoy on Youth at Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, addressed the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit on Wednesday, October 7th, and called on those present to stop the blame game of youth unemployment. The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit was attended by over 140 presenters from 40 countries that shared their expertise across 50 different sessions and focused

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ILO: Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 | Video

Highlights of the Youth Employment Trends The global youth unemployment rate has dropped to 73.3 million in 2014, 3.3 million less than the crisis peak in 2009. Good news but still a long way to go according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 report. https://youtu.be/zeOjbD5eDI8   View video source here: http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/video/institutional-videos/WCMS_412848/lang--en/index.htm

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Generation Now: The World’s Largest Resource Solving Our Biggest Challenges

 The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, will address the audience at "Generation Now: The World’s Largest Resource Solving Our Biggest Challenges" on October 8th in Washington, D.C. Along with 20 young social entrepreneurs (2015 Laureate Global Fellows), the participants in Washington, D.C. will take stock of the impact of youth-led social change and

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Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit in Washington, D.C.

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, will address the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit on October 7th in Washington D.C . Running from October 6th-8th, the Summit features one hundred and four presenters from 40 countries will share their expertise across 50 different sessions and focus on increasing the impact, scale, and sustainability of youth economic opportunity

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Climate Change Storytelling Contest

Write your best climate change story and get an opportunity to join and cover COP21 While climate change is a global phenomenon, it is hitting the world’s poorest regions - and most marginalized communities - the hardest. These changing conditions are impacting human health, economic activity, and are threatening basic human rights including access to

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