13 Apr, 2016

Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education: Ministers back education for democracy

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From UNESCO Education ministers and officials from 50 countries attended the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, in Brussels from 11-12 April, 2016, to discuss the theme "Securing democracy through education: The development of a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture". Speaking at the event, which focuses on the democratic mission

31 Oct, 2014

At UN-backed forum, countries pledge to develop, implement youth policies

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(UN News Centre) 30 October 2014 – The United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, which brought together over 700 participants from over 165 countries, concluded in Azerbaijan today with the launch of an outcome document pledging to support countries that are in the process of developing and “elevating” national youth policy. “I am happy

30 Oct, 2014

Youth policy must bridge gap between ‘haves and have nots,’ expert tells UN-backed forum

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(UN News Centre) 29 October 2014 – Deliberations on a modern youth policy framework continued today in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku as hundreds of experts, policymakers, researchers and activists met for the second day of a United Nations-backed meeting, which is expected to usher in a set of focused guidelines to assist counties in defining, planning, financing,

29 Oct, 2014

Leaders of tomorrow must be heard today, Ban tells Global Forum on Youth Policies

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(UN News Centre) 28 October 2014 – Young people around the world must “raise your voices” so they are heard loud and clear, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a packed audience of youth Ministers, experts, activists and volunteers this morning, kicking off the First Global Forum on Youth Policies, in Azerbaijan, itself a nation with

28 Oct, 2014

UN envoy leads call for action, resources to ensure meaningful role for youths in policy talks

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(UN News Centre) 27 October 2014 – Meeting for the first time since arriving in Azerbaijan for the United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, dozens of youth experts and activists today deliberated a “common narrative” that will best engage other stakeholders and help transform youth policy rhetoric into solid reality. “We must take the