Monthly Archives: May 2016

Register for Fly Your Ideas 2017: Innovation for Aviation

From UNESCO Today marks the launch of the 5th edition of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas global student challenge, organized under the patronage of UNESCO. Students around the world with a passion for engineering and innovation are invited to register to this unique competition, which is an opportunity for them to develop their ideas, to

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“You Have Unlimited Power” Ban tells Youth

From UN News Centre   30 May 2016 – On first day of the sixty-sixth United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged youth to continue to raise their voices in pushing governments to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “You have unlimited power, unlimited authority,

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Register Now to Attend the Human Rights Council Youth Forum

The World YWCA and the YMCA Switzerland will convene a Youth Forum on Friday 10 June 2016 at the Palais des Nations, room XVIII before the start of the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. What is the purpose of the HRC Youth Forum? What will happen during the day?  HRC constitutes

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New Youth Compact to Reshape Humanitarian Work

New Youth Compact to reshape humanitarian work signed at the World Humanitarian Summit The first World Humanitarian Summit convened by UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and hosted by the Government of Turkey, which took place on 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul, saw a strong emphasis on the urgent need to address the needs and safeguard

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Interview with a Young Speaker at the World Humanitarian Summit

From Voices of Youth  Young people are making their voices heard at the World Humanitarian Summit — Voices of Youth Chloe Reynaldo from the Philippines is one of the young people attending the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. On Tuesday 24 May, she will speak at the Special Session on ‘Transforming Humanitarian Action with

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First Youth Promotion Initiative of the UN Peacebuilding Fund

From Peacebuilding Support Office New York, 18 May 2016 – Combining two firsts, the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund called for proposals for its newly launched Youth Promotion Initiative (YPI) from not only UN entities but also for the first time from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the Fund announced Wednesday. The PBF also announced that its third

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Hope for Young Central African Peace Builders

On May 20, a 90 minute helicopter ride from Bangui, Ahmad Alhendawi was welcomed in Kaga Bandoro  by the chief  officer of MINUSCA and the Prefect of Kaga Bandoro. The Envoy on Youth was  accompanied straight to the field to visit the "Youth at Risk" initiative, supported by  UNDP and MINUSCA, to help high-risk youth

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History in the Making at World Humanitarian Summit: New Compact for Young People

Special Session of the World Hummanitarian Summit: Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for Young People Istanbul, Turkey- On the eve of the World Humanitarian Summit, more than 20 humanitarian partners –governments, NGOs and UN agencies— endorsed a new Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action to be launched at the Summit.  This commitment responds

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Win a trip to COP22: UNFCCC video contest!

From UNFCCC Starting today, you are invited to tell the world how you are shaping a more sustainable future by entering the second annual Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. The competition, which is being run by Television for the Environment (tve) and is part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Action

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