Sustainable development

2 May, 2016

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

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From Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Welcoming young innovators to co-create a peaceful and sustainable world! About the Competition The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets address the most important social, economic, environmental, health and governance challenges of our time. The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform,

13 Apr, 2016

YouthMobile training-of-trainers initiative launched in Namibia

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From UNESCO The UNESCO Windhoek Office launched a ten-day training-of-trainers (ToT) in mobile application development, in partnership with the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service (MSYNS) and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) through its division, the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII). The training is organised within the framework of the UNESCO YouthMobile

12 Apr, 2016

African Universities See Wealth in Waste

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From UNEP By 2050, a whopping 1.33 billion people will inhabit African cities - almost 900 million more than today. Africa's pace of urbanization is the fastest in the world, which means that, in 20 years, half of the continent's population will be city dwellers. And with great numbers of people comes an enormous amount

23 Mar, 2016

UNESCO brings inspiring young girls and boys to drive technological innovation at FOSSASIA 2016

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From UNESCO At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), encouraging young people to innovate and create knowledge is vital in effectively addressing those challenges. UNESCO’s Youth Mobile Initiative builds on the experience of many programmes worldwide to introduce young people

15 Mar, 2016

Education and reproductive health for girls key to sustainable development

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From UN News   Investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all, according to United Nations officials, government representative, experts, and young women who gathered today at an event at UN Headquarters. According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), there are currently 600

8 Mar, 2016

On International Women’s Day, UN officials call to ‘Step It Up’ for gender equality

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From UN News Centre  Senior United Nations officials from around the world are marking International Women’s Day with calls to “Step It Up” with more resources and greater political action to achieve gender equality by 2030. “I remain outraged by the denial of rights to women and girls – but I take heart from the

10 Feb, 2016

UNV Innovation Space: Co-creating volunteering solutions for the SDGs

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From United Nations Volunteers (UNV) The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme started collaborating with the private sector as early as 1995 and since then it has become a pioneer in promoting corporate volunteerism. By fielding corporate volunteers in areas such as food processing, environment, marketing or information and communications technologies, UNV has concretely supported development