18 Feb, 2014

Crowdsourcing initiative on youth in the post-2015 development agenda launched today

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  Today, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with other UN entities, international NGOs, and youth groups and stakeholders, launched a crowdsourcing initiative for youth priorities in the post-2015 development agenda. The crowdsourcing is part of the Global Partnership for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which was announced on 31 […]

16 Sep, 2013

Envoy on Youth participates in event on Securing Land and Property Rights for All

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Participating in his first side event during the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, spoke at a seminar organised by UN-Habitat and the Global Land Tool Network in New York on Securing Land and Property Rights for All. Today the world counts 1.8 billion youth in the […]

1 Sep, 2013

Regional Focus: Partnering with Youth to Build Democratic Societies in the Arab Region

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Egypt: Assessing Governance from a Youth Perspective In Egypt, young men and women drove the 25 January revolution because they have been economically, socially and politically excluded. As the country now moves forward with a new government and Constitution, a DGTTF-backed project will work through an experienced national partner, the Social Contract Center, on youth-focused governance assessments

26 Aug, 2013

Young Indigenous and Disabled People Gear up for Election in Cambodia

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When local elections were held in the province of Mondulkiri, eastern Cambodia, Bunthoeun Tola, a 20-year-old indigenous person and first-time voter, was turned away at the polling station because his name on the voter list did not match with his identification card. “It was spelled incorrectly and because of that I was barred from voting,”