Monthly Archives: January 2017

17 Jan, 2017

Youths in Nigeria Trained in Renewable Energy Technologies and Green Entrepreneurship

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125 selected youths drawn from 26 States across the Nigeria in Abuja in December. The training, organised in collaboration with the Office of the

12 Jan, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office

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New York, USA, 12 December 2016 Thank you very much for all your kind words. I am deeply honoured by the trust and confidence Member States have placed in me, and determined to be guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter. First of all, I would like to pay tribute to Secretary-General Ban

11 Jan, 2017

Commission on Status of Women Youth Forum: Registration Open

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The Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW 61) is critical opportunity for young people and adolescents in all their diversities to convene in advance of the official opening of CSW to amplify their common concerns and advocacy efforts. The Youth Forum is a safe space for young people,

11 Jan, 2017

Dollars and Sense: How – and why – the private sector needs to stand up for human rights

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- Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights In a few days, when hundreds of leaders from politics, business and the media convene in Davos to ponder global challenges, the prospect of shattering turbulence will be their backdrop. A harsh public backlash against such ruling élites has fuelled upsets which promise sweeping

11 Jan, 2017

The Ocean Conference: Registration Open

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The Ocean Conference and its preparatory meeting will be open to a broad range of stakeholders including non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors. Click here to read a letter from the President of the General Assembly to representatives of non-governmental and civil society

10 Jan, 2017

Establishing Job Security for Young Women and Men in Tunisia

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Young women and men in Tunisia, motivated by issues such as lack of opportunities for employment and low standards of living, took to the streets in 2011 in hopes of securing better futures for themselves. Since then, Tunisia has undergone a number of political and social changes. The labour market however has only worsened, further