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

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

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

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

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Establishing Job Security for Young Women and Men in Tunisia

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

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

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

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

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

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Promoting Innovation, Skills and Young Women’s Entrepreneurship

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

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New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI)

From UNICEF Are you a NETI? 1. Are you fluent in English and at an intermediate level (working knowledge) in another official language of the UN i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish? 2. Have you completed an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)? 3. Do you have 5 years of relevant professional work

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From where I stand: Tebogo Mashego

From UN Women "Most mining companies, government and big businesses do not procure from local women-owned businesses. Yet, I resigned from a well-paying job to create a private business in steel and metal manufacturing. I’ve hired four women in my company so far and I want to create more jobs for rural youth and women.

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

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.

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African Universities See Wealth in Waste

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

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