28 Nov, 2016

Working with Youth and Communities to Combat Gender-Based Violence

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It is Wednesday morning in the Haifa School Collective Centre, an UNRWA shelter located in Damascus which currently houses 212 displaced Palestine refugee families, comprising 325 individuals (as of October 2016).  A group of young Palestine refugee boys and girls gather in a corner of the schoolyard. Mohammad, a 32-year-old UNRWA volunteer, greets everyone who

17 Feb, 2016

Silatech partners with UNRWA to promote youth employment in Palestine

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From UNRWA Silatech, a regional social organization that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs, has signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to empower youth and promote employment in Gaza, the State of Palestine. The agreement –

10 Mar, 2015

In the Occupied Palestinian Territories the UN Youth Envoy called for scaling up investment in youth

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In March 2015, the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi visited the Occupied Palestinian Territory on an official visit to meet with Palestinian government and youth representatives. The mission aimed to shed light on youth development challenges and opportunities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to reiterate the commitment of the United Nations

29 Nov, 2013

UN Youth Envoy meets Arab Idol winner Mohamad Assaf, UNRWA’s first-ever regional youth ambassador

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On 25 November, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth met with Arab Idol winner Mohamad Assaf, who is on a visit to New York after having being appointed the first-ever regional youth ambassador by UNRWA.   During their meeting Alhendawi and Assaf discussed the particular struggle of young people living in conflict zones, like Assaf […]

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