Emergency jobs sow long-term livelihoods for youth in Jordan

“I had a dream since I was 10 years old to open my own sewing shop one day. I’ve always considered myself as an artist in sewing, but I never knew how to pursue my dream,” said Aya, a 19-year-old woman from Salhieh/Mafraq Governorate in Jordan. Aya was helping her mother in sewing clothes and

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Working poverty remains main concern for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, says ILO

Two in three young workers in Sub-Saharan Africa are living on less than US$2 a day, says Sara Elder, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO's Work4Youth project. While attending The MasterCard Foundation's first "Young Africa Works Summit”, in Cape Town in October 2015, Sara Elder stressed the urgency to invest in policies directed to scale

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The World Bank Group will launch a Massive Online Open Course on Financing for Development on 16 November

What exactly is financing for development? How can the new global development agenda be financed? Learn more by signing up for this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Financing for Development which launches on November 16. A certificate of accomplishment -- issued by the World Bank Group in partnership with Coursera -- will be

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UNRWA Rehabilitation centre for the visually impaired launches pilot karate training for students – building self-confidence through sport

In August 2015, for the first time the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired (RCVI), in partnership with the al-Mashtal sports club in Gaza city, launched a pilot karate training for eight visually impaired students aimed at establishing the first Palestinian karate team that includes children with special needs. “Sports training for children is

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Winners of Global Challenges Youth Music Contest #GYMC15 Announced

Youth using Music for successful UN Climate Change Conference – COP21 “Three awards, three continents” GYMC15 Online Voting Award Winner: "Sahabat Alam" (Friends of Nature) - Adeline Suwana, Sahabat Alam, Indonesia, Link to the video: wshe.es/jSmGtCet GYMC15 Jury Award Winner: "Speak for the Trees" - Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Earth Guardians, United States, Link to the video: wshe.es/NDNcT7GH

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Y-peer Moldova brings sexual health education to vulnerable youth

CHISINAU, the Republic of Moldova – “It is not easy at all for me to live alone,” Tudor told UNFPA. He has been living by himself since he was 13 years old, when the last of his family members moved abroad to work. His story is a common one. Many children in the Republic of

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Youth Volunteering for Development: Forum calls on Korean students to pursue youth volunteering opportunities

UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus discusses youth volunteering options with Korean university students. (UNV, 2015) Seoul, Republic of Korea: 100 young Korean students attended the first ever United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme-Korea Joint Forum on Volunteering for Peace and Development at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 8 October. The Forum heard

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Recommendations from the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum presented at the General Conference

Young participants from the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum have been hard at work at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, presenting the final recommended actions from the Forum. The recommendations were presented at the Plenary Session of UNESCO's General Conference, by young participants from Liberia, Haiti and East Timor. Participants will also present the recommendations at

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Conversations with Thought Leaders: Frances Jensen, The Adolescent Brain

UNICEF Adolescent Section will hold a #UNICEFtalks regarding the research findings on adolescent brains titled, "Conversations with Thought Leaders: Frances Jensen, The Adolescent Brain." Time: 16 November 2015, 300 pm – 4.00 pm Venue: UNICEF House Danny Kaye Visitors Center        

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