27 Jan, 2016

European and Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Connect via Skype to Advocate for Education

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From UNRWA On 25 January in London and 27 January in Brussels, the #MyVoiceMySchool project will connect European students with Palestine refugee students to discuss the importance of education in their lives. The calls are taking place a few days ahead of the ’Supporting Syria and the Region, London 2016’ conference on 4 February. The

3 Sep, 2013

UN Establishes Trust Fund to Support Youth Volunteerism

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New York and Bonn: A dedicated trust fund has been set up by the United Nations to boost youth volunteerism and harness the energy of young people around the world to contribute to achieving development goals while enhancing their own lives. Announced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, […]

3 Sep, 2013

High-Level Meeting: Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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On the 9 April 2013, in Oslo, Norway, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth delivered an opening remark  to the High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post 2015 Development Agenda. In his address Mr Alhendawi called for a needed shift to low-carbon and more sustainable solutions. This shift will lead to sustainability and create

31 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Joins Launch of the Global Innovation Index

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On 30 June, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth spoke at the Conference “Population Priorities for the 21st Century” organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the ICPD Beyond 2014 Secretariat. He also met the ITU Secretary-General to discuss the preparations for the BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on ICT […]

29 Aug, 2013

Europe: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

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Californian worms, Macedonia The production of healthy food requires great amount of organic fertilizer,which with the current development of the stock-breeding and the needs for vegetal production’s impossible to supply. On the other hand,faced with the enormous amount of organic waste(for example the tree leaves,which desolve in the parks)we asked ourselves ”can these potencial polluters

27 Aug, 2013

UN is ready to meaningfully engage young people

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Oslo, Norway: Last week Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, joined distinguished guests such as the Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the Norwegian Minister of International Development, in speaking at Fredskorpset’s Youth Leadership Conference in Oslo. Speaking to a crowd of around 300 youth leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) […]