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Youths in Nigeria Trained in Renewable Energy Technologies and Green Entrepreneurship

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125 selected youths drawn from 26 States across the Nigeria in Abuja in December. The training, organised in collaboration with the Office of the

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Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office

New York, USA, 12 December 2016 Thank you very much for all your kind words. I am deeply honoured by the trust and confidence Member States have placed in me, and determined to be guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter. First of all, I would like to pay tribute to Secretary-General Ban

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Commission on Status of Women Youth Forum: Registration Open

The Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW 61) is critical opportunity for young people and adolescents in all their diversities to convene in advance of the official opening of CSW to amplify their common concerns and advocacy efforts. The Youth Forum is a safe space for young people,

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The Ocean Conference: Registration Open

The Ocean Conference and its preparatory meeting will be open to a broad range of stakeholders including non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors. Click here to read a letter from the President of the General Assembly to representatives of non-governmental and civil society

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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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2016 in Review: Youth Highlights at the United Nations

Rise of Youth Rights at the UN Human Rights Council 2016 has been a critical year in making the shift from youth issues to youth rights with the adoption the first Human Rights Council Resolution on Youth and Human Rights and the convening of the first forum on Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of

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Launching Global Campaign Promoting Right of Young People To Run for Public Office

Today the  global campaign Not Too Young To Run was launched at the first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law taking place at United Nations Geneva.  The campaign, launched by a partnership consisting of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the

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Refugee Team Takes Centre Stage Ahead of Opening Ceremony

From UNHCR Since the Refugee Olympic Team arrived in Brazil, leading celebrities and fellow athletes have rallied to their side. By: Jonathan Clayton   |  2 August 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Refugee athletes have taken centre stage in the run-up to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning friends and warming hearts with real-life stories

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UN Capital Development Fund offers strategies/tips to increase youth financial inclusion

From UNCDF   The new paper ‘Recommended Practices and Lessons Learned in Providing Financial and Non-financial Services to Youth’ distills best practices of implementation and management of youth financial and non-financial services generated over the four-year programme and executed with 10 different FSPs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This brief, which provides a high-level summary of the

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Amman Youth Declaration Adopted at Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

The outset of the two-day Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security that took place 21 and 22nd of August, 2015 in Jordan, held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II in partnership with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the United Nations and civil society organizations, marked the adoption

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