28 Jan, 2016

2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

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The 5th UNECOSOC Youth Forum takes place 1-2 Feb. Raise your voice & learn more below: - Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda - What is the ECOSOC Youth Forum? The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable

27 Jan, 2016

KAICIID, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cooperation to Promote Social Cohesion in Arab Region

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From UNDP   Vienna, Austria - The Vienna-based International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will cooperate to promote intercommunal peace, particularly in communities hosting large numbers of refugees, and to address vulnerabilities resulting from conflict and crisis in the Arab States region including Iraq and Syria. To help communities build

27 Jan, 2016

European and Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Connect via Skype to Advocate for Education

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From UNRWA On 25 January in London and 27 January in Brussels, the #MyVoiceMySchool project will connect European students with Palestine refugee students to discuss the importance of education in their lives. The calls are taking place a few days ahead of the ’Supporting Syria and the Region, London 2016’ conference on 4 February. The

27 Jan, 2016

Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

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From The World Bank Kampala, Uganda— Cellphone usage is expanding in Sub-Saharan Africa, and paving the way for information and communication technologies (ICT) to modernize and boost productivity in the region’s agricultural sector.   Apps like Kilimo Salama, which provides farmers with updated climate data, as well as Vet Africa, which helps diagnose livestock diseases, are

22 Jan, 2016

Envoy on Youth remarks at the 70th Anniversary of ECOSOC

The Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of ECOSOC brought together key figures and stakeholders from ECOSOC’s past and present to mark 70 years of the Council’s efforts in support of the three dimensions of sustainable development—economic, social and environmental. Drawing on experience and major milestones in ECOSOC’s history, the commemoration will look ahead to how

22 Jan, 2016

In FYR Macedonia, Roma youth baking up a recipe for success

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From UNDP An irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread spreads through Elida Markets in Kumanovo. It is early in the morning but already a long line of customers has formed at the bakery’s mouth-watering display of bread and bureks, small leek and spinach banitsas, pretzels and flaky buns. The tireless bakers at the Elida Markets

22 Jan, 2016

Empower Women: Fostering a new, empowered generation

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From UN Women Youth around the world work on projects to help women in their communities achieve their full potential. Growing up in Cairo, Nora Hamdy, 21, saw domestic violence all around her. She recalls seeing men hitting their wives because they didn’t do as they were told, not allowing their wives to go to

22 Jan, 2016

New Rural School Building Spurs Interest in Education in Bamyan Province

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From the World Bank Story Highlights A new school building with proper facilities in Bamyan Province is providing not only shelter to students but also motivation to parents to enroll their children in school. The school was built and equipped by grants from the Second Education Quality Improvement Program, implemented by the Ministry of Education