26 Apr, 2016

Alhendawi at UNAOC Global Forum in Baku: Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

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From UN Radio The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for "youth," but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers. UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can

26 Apr, 2016

Baku: Violent extremism “affront” to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

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From UN News Centre The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism. “The Alliance is the soft power tool established to contribute to a more peaceful world by

26 Apr, 2016

In Baku, youth stress vision of inclusive society at UN forum

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From UN News Centre Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are working to define future narratives to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society. “People are

21 Aug, 2015

Video Competition: Film the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris

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Call for proposals for young videographers and youth-led video-production companies in professional video-production: Deadline: 31 August 2015, 12 a.m., CET Are you a creative mind, just beginning your career in professional video-production? Are you interested in climate change, sustainable development and global citizenship? UNESCO is looking for young videographers to come and film the 9th