28 Apr, 2017

On ‘Girls in ICT Day,’ UN agencies encourage girls, women to seek technology careers

Via UN News Centre 27 April 2017 – United Nations agencies today introduced thousands of girls and women to careers in coding and robotics as part of its annual 'International Girls in ICT Day' celebrations around the world, meant to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in the field of information and communications technology.

28 Apr, 2017

UNICEF Advocate Ishmael Beah helps give a voice to young people affected by the conflict in Syria

Via UNICEF   AMMAN, 27 April 2017 – Ishmael Beah, author, former child soldier and UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War, wrapped up a three-day visit to Jordan today to help amplify the voices of vulnerable young people affected by the conflict in Syria. Beah, who is internationally renowned for his books, A Long

24 Apr, 2017

UN Environment launches Young Champions of the Earth Competition

From UN Environment UN Environment launches global competition for environmental solutions from young people Six Young Champions will receive $15,000 each in seed funding and intensive mentoring to help bring their big ideas to life  Today, on International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations Environment Programme will launch Young Champions of the Earth, a new

18 Apr, 2017

UN cultural agency promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage

From UN News Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route. The future of our remaining heritage will depend largely on the decisions and actions of the present generation of young people

18 Apr, 2017

Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

Call for Applications for 2017 Fellowship Programme Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2017 Source: http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/fellowship.shtml The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of

17 Apr, 2017

UNAOC launches call for applications for the 2017 edition of its Fellowship Program

Via UNAOC New York, April 10th 2017 — The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2017 edition of its Fellowship Program. The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a

17 Apr, 2017

Sexuality education offers life-saving lessons to Zambia’s young people

Via UNFPA LUSAKA, Zambia – “I have seen girls become pregnant, become victims of violence and become HIV-positive, and I don't want to become one of those girls,” said 13-year-old Lydia Mwelwa, a student at Kabulonga Basic School in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital. “I’m happy they have taught us in school how we girls can protect