19 Mar, 2016

In Zambia, Youth Envoy Discusses the Partnerships with and for Zambian Youth

During his ongoing trip to Zambia, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, met with Her Excellency Ms. Inonge Wina, Vice President of the Republic of Zambia. Ms. Wina expressed her appreciation to the Envoy on Youth for his work and welcomed his first official visit to the country. Alhendawi congratulated the Government of

17 Mar, 2016

IMAX Launches “Big Picture” Initiative Partners With Un Environment Programme To Amplify Action On The Environment

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From UNEP   IMAX Corp. (NYSE: IMAX) today launched an ambitious corporate social responsibility initiative, "Big Picture," as an extension of its core mission to educate, entertain and inspire movie audiences globally. The wide-ranging campaign (#IMAXBigPicture) will leverage the power of film to promote awareness of and appreciation for the "big picture," the understanding that the

17 Mar, 2016

Addressing Climate Change: In Focus International Youth Photography Competition

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London, 16 March – Addressing Climate Change: In Focus is a global photography competition, created to raise awareness on climate change amongst the youth of the world, giving them a voice that will be heard by world leaders and negotiators alike. Seen through the lens of the world’s younger generation, their interpretation of climate change

17 Mar, 2016

Today Meets Tomorrow at Tech Park Georgia

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From the World Bank  The World Bank has been supporting Georgia’s government and private sector to advance innovation-led growth of key economic sectors since 2013. These policy advice, knowledge transfer, and capacity building efforts led to the creation of Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA). Now, it looks to partner in driving competitiveness and ensuring

16 Mar, 2016

In Zambia, Envoy on Youth addresses the 3rd IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

The Inter-Parliamentary Union''s 3rd Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians kicked off Wednesday in the capital city of Lusaka, Zambia. Convened under the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the 2-day conference will discuss youth engagement in the implementation of the SDGs through parliamentary actions. https://twitter.com/IPUparliament/status/710002184331649026 In opening remarks on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban

16 Mar, 2016

IPU report reveals chronic under-representation of young people in world’s parliaments

Geneva, 16 March 2016 Young people continue to be chronically under-represented in the world’s parliaments, a new IPU report has found, at a time when the global youth population is the largest it has ever been in history. Youth participation in national parliaments 2016, launched today during the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in

15 Mar, 2016

“What I would most like is to leave this job and go back to school.” 15 year old Mohammed, of Syria, in Iraq

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From UNICEF Iraq  Though he’s only 15 years old, school is a distant memory for Mohammed. He and his five siblings haven’t been in a classroom since they fled Kobani, Syria, three years ago and came to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. To help support his family, Mohammed now works full-time in an industrial area

15 Mar, 2016

Lions Health and UNICEF launch global competition aimed at young creatives and marketers

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From Lions Health and UNICEF   Lions Health, the Festival and Awards that celebrates life-changing creativity in healthcare communications, and UNICEF launch the 2016 Young Lions Health Award. The competition, now in its second year, challenges young creatives and marketers to develop an integrated marketing toolkit that will raise awareness among caregivers about the importance

15 Mar, 2016

Education and reproductive health for girls key to sustainable development

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From UN News   Investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all, according to United Nations officials, government representative, experts, and young women who gathered today at an event at UN Headquarters. According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), there are currently 600

14 Mar, 2016

Youth leaders call for “big leap” for gender equality at first CSW Youth Forum

From UN Women Proving that young women and young men are a force to be reckoned with, participants in the first-ever Youth Forum at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) embraced their active engagement in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and in CSW60, the single-largest intergovernmental gathering on women and girls. The