UN-Habitat Congratulates Security Council in Youth Peacebuilding Resolution

Story by UN-Habitat UN-Habitat has hailed the UN Security Council for passing the resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security saying it was an important paradigm shift. “UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security is a paradigm shift, away from the idea of young people being seen as a threat to security

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards reaches Inno Way

UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards has walked  into Inno Way in Zhongguancun, China’s silicon valley, to promote the Chinese version of the submission entry of the Awards and conduct a two-day exchange with many innovators and entrepreneurs. As required by Chinese young innovators and entrepreneurs, UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards launched the Chinese

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Vote your representative for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

Are you between 16 and 32 years old? Do you want to help integrating the views of urban youth into the UN-Habitat urban strategy and work programme? UN-Habitat is now inviting you to vote for your representative for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board is a youth consultative body that advises UN-Habitat on strategies

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Join the Urban Dialogues and participate in the elaboration of the New Urban Agenda

A new electronic platform allowing people from all over the world to contribute to the debates around the New Urban Agenda has been launched as part of the activities leading up to the Habitat III conference in October 2016. The Urban Dialogues is hosting a series of e-discussions until 31 July with the aim of integrating

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UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

UN-Habitat on Thursday launched a call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter, secure tenure and risk rehabilitation. The Fund aims to assist youth-led organizations in designing and

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UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board: Call for Nomination 2015-2017

UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and West Asia. Additionally, the board includes one youth observer representing young people

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UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visits Mogadishu, Somalia to reaffirm UN support for new youth development projects

Mogadishu, 1 October 2014: The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi visited Somalia to reaffirm the support of the United Nations to youth development in Somalia. During the mission, Mr. Alhendawi met with high level government officials and youth organizations to reiterate the support of the UN in developing the National Youth

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Public space is a human right, says Youth Envoy

In a side panel on “Harnessing the Potential of Public Space for Women and Youth” organized by UN Women, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, on September 18 at the United Nations Headquarters, the panel sought to enhance awareness and consensus on key priority areas of women and youth in public space that should be integral to

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