16 Feb, 2016

Taking the plunge: Swimming lessons help integration in Norway

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From UNHCR  As a strong swimmer in a nation of mainly nomadic camel herders, Abdullahi Yusuf Jibril was always a little different. But today, as a Somali refugee in Norway, he is really making a splash. The 26-year-old first arrived in Grimstad, a small town on Norway's south-west coast, back in 2013. After taking a

3 Sep, 2013

High-Level Meeting: Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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On the 9 April 2013, in Oslo, Norway, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth delivered an opening remark  to the High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post 2015 Development Agenda. In his address Mr Alhendawi called for a needed shift to low-carbon and more sustainable solutions. This shift will lead to sustainability and create

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) […]