young people

UN-Habitat Trains Youth in Data Collection for Refugee Project

From UN Habitat Kalobeyei (Kenya) 31 August 2016 - UN-Habitat is working in agreement with the County Government, UNHCR and the local community to support planning for integrated refugees and host communities and developing a spatial plan for the Kalobeyei New Settlement that will be sustainable, inclusive and resilient. UN-Habitat is working on the spatial planning

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Maldives Pioneers UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security in Asia-Pacific

From UN Maldives Today the United Nations in Maldives in close partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Maldives launched the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, making Maldives the first country in the Asia Pacific region to honor this landmark resolution in an official ceremony. Presiding the

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Investment in Youth and Women Critical to Africa’s Development, Says UN Development Chief

From UNDP “Africa’s large youth population presents an enormous opportunity for development", said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  “Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth by investing in education, skills development, and other social initiatives can reap enormous dividends and spur the continent’s development.” Helen Clark made her remarks during the

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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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Young People Powering the SDGs – HLPF Side Event

Side Event to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 1:15pm – 2:30pm Monday 18 July, 2016 CR A, United Nations Headquarters, New York   On Monday July 18, on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Permanent Missions of Denmark and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme

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Stand Up For and Invest in Teenage Girls, UN Says on World Population Day

From UN News Centre   11 July 2016 – Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success

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Interview with a Young Speaker at the World Humanitarian Summit

From Voices of Youth  Young people are making their voices heard at the World Humanitarian Summit — Voices of Youth Chloe Reynaldo from the Philippines is one of the young people attending the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. On Tuesday 24 May, she will speak at the Special Session on ‘Transforming Humanitarian Action with

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COP 21 Youth Climate Video Competition

Help Choose the Winner! As the international community is gearing up to conclude a new, universal climate change agreement in December in France, you can help decide which young video reporter will be on location to capture some of the most exciting moments of the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21). As part of

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OECD Poster Competition – Start here!

The poster you design should be motivating and visual. With few words and strong graphics, it should get people thinking and make them want to act to change things for the better.    Posters should address one of the following themes: Giving young people a voice in the government decision process. Opportunity for all! (Everyone

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