Be a Virtual Participant to the ECOSOC Youth Forum! #Youth2030

On 1-2 February 2016 at the ECOSOC Youth Forum, a record number of ministers of youth and young leaders from around the world will gather at UN HQ to discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. You too can join the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

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

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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

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

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

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Empower Women: Fostering a new, empowered generation

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

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New Rural School Building Spurs Interest in Education in Bamyan Province

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

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Youth Event Launches the Interim One Stop Youth Centre in Mogadishu

“This program held by UN-Habitat is a very unique program from which we have been able to derive, fun, happiness and many other benefits. We look forward to the many activities to be held at the Centre including vocational skills training…This is the first time that we have a Centre that is dedicated to the

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