Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cambodian Hit “Love9” Tackles Taboo Subject: Sexual Health

From UNFPA PHNOM-PENH, Cambodia – “My engine is still working!” a young man in a clinic yelled gleefully, having just testing negative for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Patients in the waiting room turned to gawk at him. It was a scene from Love9, a Cambodian television and radio show that just wrapped up an extraordinarily

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Youth Competitions for UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary

In order to ensure a bright future for inclusive and sustainable development, it is vital to facilitate a close collaboration with today’s youth. It is the young generation's creativity, innovation and dedication that our future will be built upon. Therefore, as part of UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary celebration, we are pleased to announce UNIDO's two international

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Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

From UN Climate Change Starting today, young people are invited to tell the world how they 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

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Terrorism, Threat to Albinos and Xenophobia Biggest Challenges to Safety in Urban Africa

From UN Habitat Durban, 29 June 2016—Terrorism by Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, threat to albinos as xenophobic attacks and gender-based violence remain some of the biggest challenges to safety and security in African urban centres, Director of Programmes at UN-Habitat Alioune Badiane said Wednesday. “We abhor the revulsive attacks by Boko Haram mainly in West

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In Singapore, UN Youth Envoy Stresses Role of Digital Innovation for Achieving the SDGs

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2016 World Summit Awards on Social Innovation in Singapore on June 29, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi urged world leaders, entrepreneurs and youth activists to harness the power of digital innovation to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and ensure lasting social change. Alhendawi, who

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Government of Japan Offers Hope for Internally Displaced Students in Fallujah

From UN-Habitat News   28 June 2016 – With generous support from the Government of Japan, temporary premises providing 25 classrooms, 128 residential units with accommodation for 512 students, basic site infrastructure and an administration building have been constructed at Fallujah University with technical support provided by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The

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UN Envoy on Youth Travels to Singapore

On June 28, the UN Envoy on Youth will arrive in Singapore to attend the World Summit Awards Social Innovation Congress, which will run from June 29 to July 2. On Wednesday, June 29, Mr. Alhendawy will deliver his opening address at the Congress. The theme of the Congress is “Making Sustainable Impact Through Social

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World Youth Skills Day 2016 – Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts. That is why

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World Bank Approves US$ 63 Million for the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Jharkhand, India

From World Bank News   WASHINGTON, June 21, 2016 – The World Bank Board today approved the US$ 63 million Tejaswini: Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls & Young Women Project in Jharkhand, which will support adolescent girls and young women, ages 14-24, to complete their secondary level education and acquire relevant skills for the job

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Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Landmark Agreement, Praises Key Role Played by Young People

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi It is with great admiration that I welcome today’s signing in Havana of the landmark bilateral ceasefire agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. This historic agreement is an important step forward for Colombia and its people. I would like to convey my

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