Namibian Hackathon takes on Scourge of Gender Violence –

WINDHOEK, Namibia – In many ways, Lelanie Basson is the picture of an empowered woman. But the best-selling Namibian author and entrepreneur remembers darker times: an abusive relationship that turned her life upside down. “He would threaten my life and that of my son. He strangled and punched me more times than I can remember,” she

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Investing in Young People is Key to Future Prosperity, UN Agency Head to Tell Senegal’s President

From IFAD Investing in agriculture and farming technologies will help to change the perception that young people have of farming, making it an appealing career choice that also contributes to the long-term development of rural communities, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will tell Senegalese leaders when visiting the

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Register for Fishackathon 2016 – Rome, Italy

From FAO and Fishackathon  FAO will be hosting the first Rome venue for Fishackathon 2016 during the Earth Day weekend of 22-24 April at the FAO Headquarters “This is the first time this event is being held at the United Nations. We believe it is fitting that FAO, with its long commitment to supporting member countries

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1st Social Innovation Hub in Egypt focused on women entrepreneurs opens its doors

Social Innovation Hub launch in presence of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and UNDP Country Director From left to right: Mr. Satya Nadella; Microsoft CEO and Ignacio Artaza; UNDP Country Director at the launch of the first Social Innovation Hub located at the National Council for Women. UNDP/Fatma Elzahraa Yassin Aiming to empower young talented women

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Remarks to the Economic and Social Council Youth Forum “Shaping Tomorrow’s Innovators: Leveraging Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture for Today’s Youth”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 27 March 2013 Good morning! It is wonderful to see you here. Welcome to the United Nations. This is your home. I want to start with two questions. And I want you to shout your answers. Let me hear what you think. First: Is the United Nations doing enough for young

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