14 Nov, 2016

Poster Contest for Youth, Peace and Security Consultation and Dialogue

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With the strong focus on youth, we are looking for submissions to be used at the Youth, Peace and Security in the Arab States Region Consultation and Dialogue in Amman, Jordan. The posters must highlight the work of youth peacebuilders working in the Arab States in a creative and visual way. The posters will be

19 Apr, 2016

Work permit boost gives hope to Khaled, 22, and other Syrian refugees in Jordan

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From UNHCR In the four years since they fled from Hama to Jordan, 22-year-old Syrian refugee Khaled has been the sole wage earner for his family of eight. With no valid work permit for his farm-laboring job, Khaled has lived with the ever-present fear that he would be caught and his family's financial lifeline severed.

29 Feb, 2016

Youth networks join forces to turn ideas into action

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From UNESCO From 14 to 18 February, the “Debate to Action” communications and leadership programme brought together young Arab emerging leaders in Amman, Jordan, to enhance their capacities to make their voices heard in the public sphere and carry-out effective advocacy. The five-day workshop aimed to provide these young women and men with the tools

3 Apr, 2015

Jordan to Convene a Security Council Ministerial Debate on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace

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On 1st  April 2015, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan assumed Presidency of the Security Council. At a press conference at the United Nations headquarters on Thursday, Ambassador Dina Kawar, Permanent representative of Jordan to the United Nations, announced that Jordan will convene a Ministerial Open Debate at the Security Council on 23 April 2015 on

26 Mar, 2015

New project to create vital employment opportunities for youth and women in Jordan

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A new US $15.2 million project agreement signed in Rome will aim to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth. Zaid Al Lozi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the International Fund for Agriculture Development

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

31 Aug, 2013

Regional Consultations meeting on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in the Arab States, Amman, Jordan

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The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth took part in the the Arab Development Forum, which took place in Amman, Jordan, on 10 and 11 April 2013. High-Level Panel Member for Post-2015 in the Arab region Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is expected to participate. The Forum was also attended by Helen Clark, Chair of UNDG. […]

27 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Takes Part in the World Economic Forum on the Middle-East and North Africa

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Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth attended the World Economic Forum, which took place from 24-26 April 2013, under the theme” Advancing Conditions for Growth and Resilience.” His participation was an opportunity to interact with political and business leaders and to discuss the strategies for youth economic empowerment. Mr. Alhendawi met […]