21 Feb, 2017

Egyptian Youth Speak their Minds in Essays: We Need Better Skills for More Jobs

Via World Bank In a country with high youth unemployment—such as Egypt—could it be that young people can develop new solutions? Can young, creative minds come up with new ideas that have never been considered or tested? Are young people themselves the answer to solving the unemployment challenge? Egyptian youth encounter a broad range of

20 Feb, 2017

Reaching women and girls across the line of fire in Myanmar’s Kachin conflict

Via UNFPA   KACHIN STATE, Myanmar – Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State intensified in December, nearly 7,000 people have fled the area, often amid shelling and airstrikes. Among the people on the run are 260 pregnant women. Many of them are sleeping on the roadside, unable to find shelter. Their needs

20 Feb, 2017

UNV General Call for Programme Officers

A general call for UNV Programme Officers (UNV POs) is ongoing between February 16th and March 19th. Details on the functions of these positions, requirements and application process are below. UNV Programme Officers (UNV POs) are the country level representatives of the organization in ensuring and delivering key results of the UNV Strategic Framework. UNV

17 Feb, 2017

Bringing youth peacemakers from Uganda and South Sudan together

Via UNESCO Training young leaders in conflict resolution and peace building, business skills and project management, and future-oriented approaches of the Sustainable Development Goals has become essential. From 6 to 10 February 2017, young leaders from South Sudan and Northern Uganda were invited by the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) to be trained on

16 Feb, 2017

UNV welcomes Czech, French and Swiss UN Youth Volunteers to Bonn to prepare for volunteer assignments

Via UN Volunteers 13 February 2017, Bonn, Germany - Thirty nationals from the Czech Republic, France and Switzerland are among the latest UN Youth Volunteers to arrive in Bonn to start assignment preparation training before being deployed to serve United Nations programmes in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. These 30 young people, whose assignments

16 Feb, 2017

Youth for the SDGs at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Via UN Volunteers 08 February 2017, Bogotá, Colombia - At the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Colombia, youth leader Julián Rodríguez together with Leymah Gbowee, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, led a workshop entitled “Youth for the Sustainable Development Goals” for 100 young Colombians and other youth from the region. The workshop

16 Feb, 2017

Secretary-General Guterres on role of youth in addressing today’s challenges

Delivering a lecture at Cairo University, Mr. Guterres underlined the importance of young people in addressing the challenges confronting the contemporary world, including those to peace, impacts of climate change and growing inequalities. “The best hope [to address these] challenges is with the new generations, we need to make sure that we are able to