Daily Archives: 15 February 2017

UN chief urges countries to bet on youth empowerment

Via UN Radio Youth employment schemes must be at the heart of national and global economic plans. That's the hope expressed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a wide-ranging address to students at Cairo University in Egypt on Wednesday. Dianne Penn reports. The Secretary-General outlined some of the challenges facing the world, such as increasingly

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The Secretary-General’s Remarks at Cairo University

15 February 2017 ADDRESS AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY: “FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES, FINDING HOPE IN YOUTH” Honourable President of the Cairo University, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me say first of all, how grateful I am for this invitation to be here in the same university as one of my predecessor, that I so much

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Photo stories: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The United Nations believes that empowering women and girls not only contributes to the world’s economic development, but also pushes forward the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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UN Women launches initiative for reforming gender-discriminatory laws

From UN WOMEN A new partnership focused on reforming gender-discriminatory laws was unveiled today at an event co-hosted by UN Women, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Equality Now, in New York. The “Roadmap for Substantive Equality: 2030” aims at repealing or amending laws that discriminate against women and girls, and ensuring that laws are grounded

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Speech: “To leave no one behind, women and girls must be placed at the centre of efforts”

From UN WOMEN Opening statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Women Executive Board First Regular Session for the year 2017 Date: 14 February 2017 [As delivered] Madame Vice President, Members of the Executive Board, Distinguished delegates, Colleagues and friends, Please allow me to thank and recognize our

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New Promising Practices online

Via UNESCO The Promising Practices Database presents initiatives from around the world that help contribute in a meaningful way to improving TVET in their context, whether it be local, national or regional. Four new Promising Practices have been added to the ever-growing database and can now be accessed online. Promising Practices have a board scope

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