26 Jul, 2016

Football Camps in Jordan Plant Seeds of Friendship and Cohesion

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From UNWOMEN For Syrian refugees in Jordan, integration into Jordanian society is fraught with challenges. Mistrust and rumors taint how each group perceives the other. A project by UN Women organized football camps for adolescent girls, where Jordanian and Syrian girls built friendships and social cohesion. Date: 25 July 2016 Rawan and Samah have much

10 Dec, 2014

Young Mongolians trained to become youth peer trainers in responsible leadership

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UNESCO - From 24 to 28 November 2014, UNESCO organized an intensive training of trainers, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for 16 young Mongolians to train them to become youth peer trainers in responsible leadership. The objective was to provide the young participants with the capacities and skills on a variety of topics such as knowing and claiming

4 Sep, 2013

Building the leaders of tomorrow: preparing young women in Latin America and the Caribbean

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“For us, taking part in the ‘Young Women, Leadership and Governance’ Regional Forum is key. Being here means sharing our experiences of work and our agendas, which are no different from those of other women throughout the world,” says Tania Pariona, a 27-year-old indigenous activist from Peru and member of the Continental Network of Indigenous

29 Aug, 2013

Search Begins for Kenya’s Young Green Leaders

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Are you a young Kenyan aged between 18 and 24 years? Are you passionate about the environment? Here is a chance for you to become a UNEP-Bayer Young Environmental Envoy! The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bayer are looking for enthusiastic young people who can demonstrate leadership and an active commitment to tackling environmental […]

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) […]

25 Aug, 2013

Young Uruguayan women aim to boost their role in politics

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“Being a women and being in politics is unusual,” says Lorena Tejeira, 30, a young member of the National Party. “The time dedicated to the party, time that you spend in meeting after meeting, with your weekends devoted to activism – it’s incomprehensible for many of my friends and family. And it’s tough.” Lorena is