12 Jan, 2016

Using Minecraft 4 Youth Participation in Urban Design & Governance

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From UN-Habitat   UN-Habitat believes that ICT can be a catalyst to improve governance in towns and cities and help increase levels of participation, efficiency and accountability in public urban policies, provided that the tools are appropriately used, accessible, inclusive and affordable. Research shows that ICT use by youth can have a direct impact on

3 Oct, 2013

UN Country Team in South Africa to establish youth advisory board

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From 2 to 5 October, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, is on an official mission to South Africa, where he is attending the One Young World Summit, and conducting a series of meetings with various UN entities and governments institutions. In a meeting today with the South African UN Country Team, […]

4 Sep, 2013

UN Secretary-General Announces New Mechanisms for Youth Participation

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At an event held in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced new mechanisms for youth to engage with the organisation. The youth participation mechanism is centered around the establishment of Youth Advisory Boards to UN offices in countries around the world and regional and global ECOSOC youth Forums. “In the work that the […]