30 Jun, 2016

Cambodian Hit “Love9” Tackles Taboo Subject: Sexual Health

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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

29 Jun, 2016

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

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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

29 Jun, 2016

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

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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

28 Jun, 2016

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

27 Jun, 2016

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

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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

24 Jun, 2016

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

23 Jun, 2016

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

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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