22 Jan, 2016

In FYR Macedonia, Roma youth baking up a recipe for success

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From UNDP An irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread spreads through Elida Markets in Kumanovo. It is early in the morning but already a long line of customers has formed at the bakery’s mouth-watering display of bread and bureks, small leek and spinach banitsas, pretzels and flaky buns. The tireless bakers at the Elida Markets

11 Jan, 2016

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

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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

8 Jan, 2016

Unlocking the potential of youth – UNDP in Sri Lanka

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In this blog series, UNDP experts and practitioners share their experiences and views on innovation in development practice. By Fadhil Bakeer Markar, Communications Team Lead and Youth Focal Point, UNDP Sri Lanka “Children and youth deserve a better future in their own country, not necessarily somewhere else. It is the responsibility of the adults not

6 Jan, 2016

“A special focus on youth” – UNDP achievements in Egypt

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From UNDP For over five decades UNDP has been supporting the Egyptian government and people in striving towards sustainable development, providing expert advice at the policy level as well as grassroots interventions on the ground.  Quote from Anita Nirody, UN Resident Coordinator, "UNDP believes that involving people in the development of solutions to challenges such

27 Aug, 2015

Climate Change Storytelling Contest

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Write your best climate change story and get an opportunity to join and cover COP21   While climate change is a global phenomenon, it is hitting the world’s poorest regions - and most marginalized communities - the hardest. These changing conditions are impacting human health, economic activity, and are threatening basic human rights including access

12 Aug, 2015

Secretary-General’s remarks to Commemoration of International Youth Day

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Happy International Youth Day! We are meeting together at a very promising time.  Governments have just agreed on a bold new sustainable development vision to transform our world by 2030. Today’s young people can help realize the sustainable development goals. Youth face many challenges, including poverty, conflicts and unemployment. But young people are not simply

16 Jul, 2015

Registration is open! Join us at UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day

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Join us in UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day under the theme Youth Civic Engagement. About the Youth Day Event: The event, which will consist of two inter-active panels, will showcase inspiring ways in which young people engage in civic, political and social spheres and will explore how the issue