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

22 Jan, 2016

Education in Emergencies Global Consultation: a Common Platform

Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises – Towards a Strengthened Response As part of broad, global efforts to strengthen the response to education in emergencies and protracted crises, INEE is leading a global consultation to facilitate dialogue and collect inputs from all over the world. This consultation focuses on how to operationalise solutions toward a new platform for global