Monthly Archives: February 2016

15 Feb, 2016

Photos from UN Secretary-General’s visit to Canada

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On 11-13 February 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon went on an official visit to Canada. During his visit he met in Ottawa with the Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau, visited the Catholic Centre for Immigrants where he met with refugees that benefited from Canada’s resettlement programme, and the following day also addressed students at McGill

15 Feb, 2016

The potential of agricultural biotechnologies in assisting family farmers

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From FAO Tools to help fight hunger and to improve food systems - FAO symposium Much more must be done to ensure that family farmers, especially those in developing countries, have access to agricultural biotechnologies that can make their activities more productive and sustainable in the face of major challenges such as climate change and

15 Feb, 2016

UNRWA celebrates the opening of the EU-funded 2015 photo exhibition and awards ceremony in Gaza

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From UNRWA  The UNRWA photo exhibition ‘We Deserve Life’ was officially opened at the Rashad Shawa Eastern Hall in Gaza City on 15 February, showcasing the winning submissions from the EU-funded 2015 UNRWA Photo Competition. All four winners from last year’s competition attended the event, which featured an awards ceremony in recognition of their winning

12 Feb, 2016

“Threats and Opportunities: The Power of Young People to Shape a New Future”

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY "THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES: THE POWER OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO SHAPE A NEW FUTURE” Montreal, 12 February 2016 [As prepared for delivery] Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for your warm welcome. I have come to Montreal from New York – and tonight the Montreal Canadiens are in New

12 Feb, 2016

Highlights from 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

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On 1-2 February 2016, over 800 young leaders from around the world, along with high-level national and international policy makers, convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum, the largest turnout for the Forum yet, that has been convened annually over the past years. The forum provided a platform

12 Feb, 2016

Youth with special needs find renewed hope in vocational training

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From UNDP Eritrea   Tsega Mekonen is 22 years and the chairperson for the Association of the Deaf in Anseba Region. She is one of the beneficiaries of the pottery training, which is facilitated by the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS).  The training takes six months and by the time of interviewing her

10 Feb, 2016

Youth Event Launches One Stop Youth Centre in Mogadishu

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From UN-Habitat  With seven out of ten people under the age of 35, Somalia is one of the youngest countries in the world. Youth represents both the future of the nation and one of its primary resources. Recognizing the key role that youth can play in contributing to the peace and stability of the nation, UN-Habitat

10 Feb, 2016

Paris Agreement: What does the Agreement Mean for You? Make and Share a Video!

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From UNFCCC  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Heads of State and Government to come to New York on 22 April to sign the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement clinched last year. Under the agreement, 195 nations have agreed to combat climate change and to unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and