Daily Archives: 4 May 2016

UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake

UN-Habitat In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban youth discussions on the critical questions of “equity and youth development” in Kathmandu. A wide range of youth groups supported UN-Habitat to

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Youth Envoy Presents Progress Report of his Office; Major Gains for Youth despite Challenges

May 2, 2016  The Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) has released  a progress report covering the work and achievements of the Office during the period February 2013 to February 2016.  The report summarizes the progress made by OSGEY since its establishment towards implementing the Office’s work-plan. The work-plan corresponds to the growing

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Syrian refugee begins Olympic torch relay in Brasilia

From UN News Centre Flanked by cheering crowds, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl ran with the Olympic flame through Brasilia today, kicking off a relay across the host country ahead of the Olympic Games in August, the United Nations refugee agency announced. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the

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