Monthly Archives: December 2015

IMF launches Youth Video Contest in Asia to capture the stories of the Asia-Pacific region

From IMF Press Release No. 15/588 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today launched the 2016 Advancing Asia: Investing for the Future Youth Video Contest. The competition—to be held in conjunction with the Advancing Asia conference, that will take place in New Delhi, India, on March 11–13, 2016—seeks videos from young videographers of all abilities capturing

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Youth in China learned about preventing violence against women during #16days campaign.

From UN WOMEN Asia Pacific: Chinese Students learn to use social media to prevent Gender-Based Violence.   Beijing, China - Fifty peer educators from the Beijing Royal School (BRS) in China joined a training on “Using Social Media to Promote Gender Equality and Prevent Gender Based Violence”, which makes part of the programme “Peer Leadership for

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Youth violence is a global public health problem-WHO

Check out some promising prevention programmes with World Health Organization fact sheet on Youth violence. Fact sheet N°356 Reviewed October 2015 Key facts Worldwide some 200 000 homicides occur among youth 10–29 years of age each year, which is 43% of the total number of homicides globally each year. Homicide is the fourth leading cause

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Check out Voices of Youth! UNICEF’s online place for young people.

From UNICEF: Voices of Youth offers inspiring, original insight and opinion from across the globe – from young people, for young people. Did you ever ask yourself, where are all the young people who actually do give a damn? Well, they’re right here. Some examples below: https://twitter.com/voicesofyouth/status/677869740744826880 https://twitter.com/voicesofyouth/status/670283553922527232 Countering disheartening headlines about today’s young generation,

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2015 in pictures: a review of some of the year’s major developments

UN News Centre: Looking back at the year 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summed it up in two words: “breakthrough and horror.” On the positive side, as the UN turned 70 it took landmark steps toward charting a better future for people and the planet – adopting, in September, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

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Apply Now: 7th UNAOC Global Forum Youth Event!

The 7th UNAOC Global Forum and the Youth Event: http://apply.unaoc.org/ The UNOAC Global Forum is a major event organized regularly by the UNAOC, bringing together government heads of states and Foreign Ministers, prominent personalities and experts as well as current and potential partners from academia, media, the private sector, youth-led organizations and other civil society organizations.

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End of Year Letter from the Envoy on Youth

As 2015 draws to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the progress we have collectively made during 2015 to move the global youth agenda forward, some of the highlights include: At the Security Council: 2015 brought us a tremendous advancements in the Youth, Peace and Security agenda starting off in April with

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Press Conference on Youth, Peace and Security

Speakers: Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations, Dina Kawar Oscar Fernandez Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support Ahmad Alhendawi, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Sabah Ismail, youth peace activist from Pakistan   Press Conference following the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. 

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