World Bank Vice President: Morocco’s Progress toward Economic Diversification must be accompanied by Greater job Creation and Youth Inclusion

From The World Bank   World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Hafez Ghanem, closed today a four-day official visit to Morocco. He highlighted the critical strategic partnership between the World Bank Group and Morocco and called for continued and enhanced cooperation. In an adverse regional and global contexts, Ghanem

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Closing the Gender Gap: Lessons from Africa

From The World Bank  We hear that girls in Africa don’t have the same opportunities as boys to get a decent education, that discrimination is shutting women out of the jobs and assets they need to provide a better standard of living for their families, that the benefits of economic growth are being wiped out

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Youth networks join forces to turn ideas into action

From UNESCO From 14 to 18 February, the “Debate to Action” communications and leadership programme brought together young Arab emerging leaders in Amman, Jordan, to enhance their capacities to make their voices heard in the public sphere and carry-out effective advocacy. The five-day workshop aimed to provide these young women and men with the tools

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UN Radio: Refugee crisis needs young people to “make a difference”

From UN Radio  Check out this UN Radio discussion below on the potential of young people during a humanitarian crisis: Young people will be the ones to "make a difference" in humanitarian crises if they can demonstrate motivation and dedication. That's according to an activist who spoke at a briefing on the global

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US$70 Million project to support Higher Education Reforms and Improved Job Prospects Tunisia Graduates

From The World Bank  The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$70 million project to address the high levels of unemployment among university graduates in Tunisia. The project will support ongoing reforms to improve the management of universities and the quality of teaching, and to ensure that students are graduating with

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We asked young people what sustainable living means to them. Here’s what they said.

From UN SDGs The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all UN Member States. That’s great, but now what? Governments will be busy for the next 15 years working to achieve the goals, but that doesn’t mean all the work falls on them. The private sector, civil society organization and regular people can

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1 Heart 1 Tree Goes Global: Forest Climate Action Via Your Smartphone

From UNFCCC After beaming virtual trees onto the Eiffel Tower during the UN climate change conference in Paris last year, 1 Heart 1 Tree plans to embark on a global tour to transform some of the world’s most iconic monuments into forests of light. The global project, which is supported by the French Presidency of

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Ban Ki-moon at camp in DR Congo: “We have to give hope to young people”

From UN News Centre United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for support from Member States to resolve such global humanitarian issues as the refugee and migrant crisis and ensuring human dignity for all, during a visit to a site hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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FAO Report: Supporting rural youth entrepreneurship to reduce migration in Honduras

From FAO  In case you missed it, learn about the work that FAO is doing for youth in Honduras through this report on decent employment opportunities for rural youth: Country: Honduras; Americas Abstract: In Honduras, rural youth face considerable challenges in accessing productive and decent employment opportunities. Consequently, many young people have sought opportunities elsewhere. In 2010, the

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UN-Habitat hosts youth discussion on urban youth and equity in Asia-Pacific

UN-Habitat Around 70 young people gathered in Medan, Indonesia on Saturday for a focus group discussion and survey research on urban youth and equity in Asia-Pacific. The lively event kicked off with presentations from experts and representatives from local communities who shared their views, analysis and experience in tackling youth inequity in its different dimensions

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