16 Oct, 2014

Launch of Youth Survey seeking voices for Asia’s invisible people

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More than 135 million children in Asia-Pacific have not had their births registered, which can create barriers to obtaining a legal identity and being able to prove who and how old they are. A new campaign from Plan International, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the United

3 Sep, 2014

New Report: Low quality of jobs available major concern for young women and men in Asia and the Pacific

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A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) states that nearly half of youth workers aged 15-29 in Asia and the Pacific are self-employed, and two out of three youth are in paid work without a written contract. The study, titled Labour market transitions of young women and men in Asia and the Pacific, […]

3 Sep, 2013

UN Women supported survey in Delhi shows 95 per cent of women and girls feel unsafe in public spaces

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“I have started carrying pepper spray to protect myself. My parents have become more protective, they want to know where I’m going, when I’ll be back and with whom I’m hanging out,” says Srishti, a 20-year-old Delhi student who feels unsafe when she steps out of her house. “I have started carrying pepper spray to

2 Sep, 2013

UNV at TICAD: Strengthening youth volunteering in Africa

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Yokohama, Japan: Youth development is one of the most important issues on the global agenda for peace and sustainable development. About 65 per cent of the total population of Africa is below the age of 35, and over 35 per cent is between 15 and 35. Volunteerism offers valuable opportunities for youth to engage and contribute

31 Aug, 2013

Asia and the Pacific: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

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Cakau Bula - Our Living Reef - Our heritage, Fiji Kia Island is situated on the Great Sea Reef in Fiji; the third largest barrier reef system in the world. Increasing fishing pressure is damaging the marine ecosystem and resulting in lower catch, which has serious implications for the community’s livelihoods. The Reef Ranger's programme, which

28 Aug, 2013

Rayburn Exhibition Highlights Changing Landscape for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

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A multimedia installation, created by ART WORKS Projects and co-presented by UN Women, documenting the dynamic challenges and successes experienced by women and girls in Afghanistan launches this week on Capitol Hill. The exhibit, Women Between Peace and War: Afghanistan, will be presented in conjunction with Rep. Donna F. Edwards [MD-04] and will be open