16 Aug, 2018

High-Level Political Forum 2018: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”

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UN Photo/ Loey Felipe This year the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held in New York from 9th - 18th of July days as part of the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The HLPF has the participation of Member States, UN agencies, civil

17 Jul, 2017

With relevant skills, youth can help accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

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Young people today joined Ministers from Sri Lanka, Denmark and Jordan as well as the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the 3rd annual World Youth Skills Day under the theme: “Skills for the Future of Work”. Today, over 71 million young people are unemployed, with

10 Jan, 2017

Establishing Job Security for Young Women and Men in Tunisia

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Young women and men in Tunisia, motivated by issues such as lack of opportunities for employment and low standards of living, took to the streets in 2011 in hopes of securing better futures for themselves. Since then, Tunisia has undergone a number of political and social changes. The labour market however has only worsened, further

20 Oct, 2016

FAO, NEPAD Team Up to Boost Rural Youth Employment in Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger

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Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in the rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. The agreement signed on October 19 by FAO Director-General José Graziano

19 Oct, 2016

New UNIDO Project Supports Employment and Entrepreneurship for Ethiopia’s Women and Youth

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Earlier this month, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched the Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Promotion (YoWEP) project in Addis Ababa. The YoWEP project seeks to support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to tackle the challenges of unemployment among youth and women, as well as the corresponding rise of economically driven migration. Partners to the project believe support for

20 Jul, 2016

Promoting Innovation, Skills and Young Women’s Entrepreneurship

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From UN Women On World Youth Skills Day, 15 July, at a side event held at the UN Headquarters in New York UN Women launched the “Global Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs” to promote young women’s innovation and entrepreneurship. “Encouraging entrepreneurship is one of the most impactful steps we can take in addressing some of

19 Apr, 2016

Work permit boost gives hope to Khaled, 22, and other Syrian refugees in Jordan

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From UNHCR In the four years since they fled from Hama to Jordan, 22-year-old Syrian refugee Khaled has been the sole wage earner for his family of eight. With no valid work permit for his farm-laboring job, Khaled has lived with the ever-present fear that he would be caught and his family's financial lifeline severed.

12 Apr, 2016

African Universities See Wealth in Waste

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From UNEP By 2050, a whopping 1.33 billion people will inhabit African cities - almost 900 million more than today. Africa's pace of urbanization is the fastest in the world, which means that, in 20 years, half of the continent's population will be city dwellers. And with great numbers of people comes an enormous amount