17 Jan, 2017

Youths in Nigeria Trained in Renewable Energy Technologies and Green Entrepreneurship

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125 selected youths drawn from 26 States across the Nigeria in Abuja in December. The training, organised in collaboration with the Office of the

15 Sep, 2014

There’s No Planet B for Youth

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The time has come for us to develop new and sustainable methods to maintain our economy while managing our resources responsibly. We have come to the realization that climate change is one of the most important and influential topics in national and international agendas. Our social, economic, and political structures are directly correlated with the

2 Sep, 2014

In Bali, UN chief stresses role of young people in building peaceful, sustainable future

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(UN News Centre) 28 August 2014 – Addressing a youth forum in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the role of young people in building a peaceful, sustainable future and encouraged them to be solid global citizens and leaders of today. “The United Nations is doing everything possible to encourage a global mobilization of youth,” Mr. Ban said […]

28 Aug, 2014

Students in Asia-Pacific Challenged on Sustainability

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The South Asian Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) has launched a competition for college students to increase sustainability on their campuses and raise awareness of the community Handprint.  The Centre for Environment Education developed the Handprint tool to help measure the impacts of positive action on three aspects of action towards sustainability; environment, society and the […]

14 Oct, 2013

50 Youth Help UNICEF Visualize Environmental Urgency in Prototype Media Innovation

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How can we measure the urgency of environmental problems in our community? Over the past few months, UNICEF has asked young people between the age of 18 and 25 to help them test out a new feature to UNICEF’s mapping platform – which ­visualizes the severity of citizen reports. Fifty youth innovators from over 40 […]

25 Aug, 2013

Young Thai Wins UNEP’s Global Art and Environment Competition

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On 30 July 2013, 13-year-old Chiratchaya Kaeokamkong's painting of a child playing with fish, turtles and unicorns in a world awash with water and vegetation won first place in the 22nd International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment, run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Further Resources UNEP Children & Youth Initiative (TUNZA)Gallery of