11 Apr, 2016

Vocational training changed my life

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From ILO The vocational training path has led to success for one Bangladeshi woman. Suma had been under the impression that only students weak in their studies chose vocational training. Luckily for her, a teacher with more awareness of job opportunities suggested she rethink her decision. “Not many women can attain a supervisory position in

11 Apr, 2016

A new mobile app brings the digital revolution to adolescent maternal care in Uganda

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From UNFPA For four months, Team GetIN worked late into the night, feverishly coding and brainstorming, dedicated to achieving two main objectives: One, develop a mobile app that could revolutionize maternal care for young mothers throughout Uganda – and eventually, they hoped, the world. And two, win First Prize in UNFPA’s Hack for Youth competition,

11 Apr, 2016

At Geneva, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for youth engagement to prevent violent extremism

8 April 2016 – The objective of extremists “is for us to turn on each other [and] our unity is the ultimate rebuke for that bankrupt strategy,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, underscoring that the action plan he presented to the United Nations General Assembly in January contains concrete recommendations and could be the basis

11 Apr, 2016

UN Youth Envoy heads a joint UN system delegation on a first youth-focused visit to China

Beijing, 11 April 2016 - The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, is in China this week together with a joint UN delegation to highlight the critical role young people play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the invitation of the All-China Youth Federation