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

Learning values through sport

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From UNESCO Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016, on 6 April, UNESCO has initiated a campaign promoting the role of sport in delivering values education. A motion design animation, a photo book, and a dedicated webpage have been launched to this effect. UNESCO is actively engaged in the promotion of

24 Mar, 2016

L’Oréal and UNESCO celebrate the work of women in science

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From UNESCO UNESCO showcased the exceptional contribution to science of the five laureates of the 18th edition of the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards and the 15 recipients of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Rising Talents Grants at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 March. One day before the ceremony, at the Mutualité Hall in Paris, in which

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

4 Mar, 2016

Global Review finds Comprehensive Sexuality Education key to gender equality and reproductive health

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From UNESCO The evidence is clear. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) leads to improved sexual and reproductive health, resulting in the reduction of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and unintended pregnancy. It not only promotes gender equality and equitable social norms, but has a positive impact on safer sexual behaviours, delaying sexual debut and increasing condom

3 Mar, 2016

Multi-partisan Group of Young Parliamentarians created in El Salvador

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From UNESCO  On 1 March 2016 an important agreement was reached at the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador for the establishment of a multi-partisan Group of Young Parliamentarians, with support from UNESCO. This group, composed of members of parliament below the age of 35, will work to build an agenda of inclusive policies with an

29 Feb, 2016

Youth networks join forces to turn ideas into action

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From UNESCO From 14 to 18 February, the “Debate to Action” communications and leadership programme brought together young Arab emerging leaders in Amman, Jordan, to enhance their capacities to make their voices heard in the public sphere and carry-out effective advocacy. The five-day workshop aimed to provide these young women and men with the tools

11 Dec, 2015

UNESCO Director-General Welcomes Historic UN Security Council Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

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On 10 December, the UNESCO Director-General welcomed the United Nations Security Council Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security. Sponsored by Jordan, Resolution 2250 underlines the vital role of young women and men in building peace and countering the rise of violent extremism. “I applaud the vision that has guided Jordan in focusing the UN Security