Phone line answers burning questions of Afghan youth

Young people in Band-e-Amir, Afghanistan. A UNFPA-supported hotline is helping Afghanistan's youth learn about their health and rights. © UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein KABUL, Afghanistan – "We had a case where one of the callers, a girl, was pregnant, and when she told her boyfriend about her condition, he disappeared. She was desperate when

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Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth welcomes endorsement by UN Chief Executives Board of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

The UN Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has endorsed the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, which aims to scale up action in support of youth employment – one of the main global challenges and priorities of our times. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder introduced the Initiative, saying that it represented an exemplary system-wide effort

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Get on the World AIDS Day map & show your support to #FastTrack the #AIDS response

On the Fast-Track to end AIDS To end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals will require investment, commitment and innovation to be accelerated but we have what it takes to break the AIDS epidemic. Already 15 million people are accessing life-saving HIV treatment and new HIV infections have been reduced

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Youth Envoy to speak at the ASEAN Young Leaders Summit in Malaysia

At the invitation of the Government of Malaysia, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, arrived in Malaysia for his first official visit to the country. He is scheduled to speak at the ASEAN Young Leaders Summit and hold a series of meetings with government officials and youth organizations. The 1st ASEAN Young Leaders

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#YesAllWomen: let’s fight gender inequality together

Author - Yeshna We protest and march with candles in our hands, anger in our heart and hope in our eyes. We ‘like, post, reblog,’ and ‘retweet’ messages against gender inequality online. We watch documentaries, movies, real-life stories, based on these issues. But is there a country in the world that has achieved complete gender

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‘Reach Your Dreams’: The theatrical voice of teens in Syria

Desperation and boredom add to the pressure that displaced teens living in temporary collective shelters experience on a daily basis. Often feeling marginalized and insignificant and having lived through intense traumas Palestine refugee teens living in UNRWA shelters voiced their desire to be heard and to share their experiences with their parents and communities. In

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On fifth anniversary of UN Academic Impact, Ban stresses empowering youth to lead global progress

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commemorated the fifth anniversary of the UN Academic Impact and lauded the contributions made by the initiative in providing the world with ideas for some of its most pressing problems. “Over the past five years, I have been impressed by the growth of the Academic Impact and the dedication of

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100 youth reached in workshop series on innovation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concluded a series of workshops training over 100 Iraqi youth on creativity and innovation in transforming ideas into businesses and social projects. As part of UNDP’s Innovation for Development initiative and in collaboration with Zain Iraq, the workshops were held in Baghdad (1-3 October), Basra (15-17 October) and Erbil

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