19 Jul, 2016

First-Ever Meeting of Global Actors to Promote Youth-led Humanitarian Action

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Less than two months after the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the members of the newly launched Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action met at UN Headquarters in New York to set out a detailed and concrete plan to turn youth-led humanitarian action into reality. The 2-day meeting, convened by UNFPA in

19 Jul, 2016

Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Crucial for Eastern and Southern African Youth

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From UNESCO For Lebogang Brenda Motsumi, 27, accessible sexual and reproductive health services would have changed her life. A passionate advocate for youth-friendly services and sexuality education, she has faced personal struggles with early pregnancy and is now living with HIV. She gave her testimony at a high level government dialogue organized by UNESCO on

15 Jul, 2016

On World Youth Skills Day, UN calls for Better Skills Training to Improve Youth Employment

New York, 15 July, 2016 - Speaking at a high-level event at United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, UN officials urged world leaders to step up their efforts in providing skills training for young people as they get ready to enter the job market. The world today is home to the largest generation of

14 Jul, 2016

Young People Powering the SDGs – HLPF Side Event

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Side Event to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 1:15pm – 2:30pm Monday 18 July, 2016 CR A, United Nations Headquarters, New York   On Monday July 18, on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Permanent Missions of Denmark and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme

13 Jul, 2016

First Step Towards Success: Setting The Goal

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From UNRWA Nothing precludes you from achieving your goals – knowledge has no value if it doesn’t translate into energy. For students, succeeding in school is a priority. However, success can’t be maintained without the following key elements: hard work, diligence, follow-up and willingness. Driven by these elements, 14-year-old Nour Kinan, a Palestine refugee student

12 Jul, 2016

First Meeting on Implementation of Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action

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  Today half of the 1.4 billion people living in countries affected by crises and fragility are under the age of 20.  Many of them, especially girls and young women, face poverty and exploitation. Yet their needs are often neglected and overlooked by providers of humanitarian assistance. On the eve of the first-ever World Humanitarian

11 Jul, 2016

Empowering the Youth Through Sport in Timor-Leste: Launching the Second Phase of the “Sport for Life” Initiative

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From UNESCO Office in Jakarta The energy of youth is on display this week in Dili, Timor-Leste, where the “Sport for Life Youth Leadership Camp” is bringing together youth facilitators from all 13 municipalities of the country.  From July 4th to 16th, they are trained to become facilitators themselves, to replicate the Sport for Life