In her first visit to India, Youth Envoy highlights that young people hold the key to the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, concluded a 4-day visit to India with a speech to the ASEAN-India Youth Summit in which she highlighted the unique power this generation has in ensuring the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In her closing remarks at the India-ASEAN Youth Summit in Bhopal, the

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Investing in girls: Cash incentives help promote gender equality in India

From UN Women “I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl currently enrolled in seventh standard at a government school in Punjab, India, near the Pakistani border. “As a result,

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UNAIDS Interview: Snapchat becomes hotline for abusive relationships

From UNAIDS Asia-Pacific  We hear a lot about cyber stalking and cyber violence and the dangers of social media for young people in relationships. However an entrepreneurial young group from India is exploiting the power of Snapchat, a popular smartphone app among teenagers, to provide counselling to young women and men in abusive relationships on

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In India, Alhendawi held strategic talks to strengthen the UN partnership for Youth

New Delhi, India, August 28, 2015- At the end of his first official visit to India, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, held series of meetings with government officials, youth organizations, civil society, volunteers as well as the UN Country Team.  Alhendawi met with Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Secretary of the State Ministry of

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Call to Action Summit 2015

New Delhi, India, August 27, 2015- Today the Global Call to Action Summit convened under the motto of “ending preventable child, adolescent and maternal deaths," and is being organized in support of the Every Women, Every Child initiative of the UN Secretary-General. Co-hosted by the Governments of India and Ethiopia, USAID, UNICEF, The Bill & Melinda

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UN Women supported survey in Delhi shows 95 per cent of women and girls feel unsafe in public spaces

“I have started carrying pepper spray to protect myself. My parents have become more protective, they want to know where I’m going, when I’ll be back and with whom I’m hanging out,” says Srishti, a 20-year-old Delhi student who feels unsafe when she steps out of her house. “I have started carrying pepper spray to

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