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High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth EmploymentThe linkages between population dynamics and sustainable development have received renewed attention in the context of the ICPD Programme of Action and the post-2015 development agenda. In addition to several resolutions of the General Assembly, the world leaders in the Outcome Document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) Continue reading

Young People Must Be at Centre of Sustainable Development Agenda

As key drivers of change in the post-2015 era, the world’s 1.2 billion young people must be bolstered by robust national policies and innovative solutions to the challenges they faced, speakers told the General Assembly as it held a commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations World Programme of Action for Youth today. Continue reading

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival invites the world’s youth to submit dynamic and forward-thinking videos focusing on themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion.  Organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with many partners.  Awards Ceremony in New York. Exciting prizes and professional opportunities.

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Young people play important role as peer counselors for psychosocial recovery after Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu UNICEF Pacific/2015/Vlad SokhinYoung people from across Vanuatu are leading peer-to-peer orientation and outreach activities in their communities, supporting recovery efforts following Category 5 tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation just over a month ago.  “After any disaster it is critical to ensure that the immediate and basic needs of affected people are met” said Dr Karen Allen, UNICEF Continue reading

Young people play important role as peer counselors for psychosocial recovery after Cyclone Pam

Young people from across Vanuatu are leading peer-to-peer orientation and outreach activities in their communities, supporting recovery efforts following Category 5 tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation just over a month ago. “After any disaster it is critical to ensure that the immediate and basic needs of affected people are met” said Dr Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative. “It is also important to pay close attention to the psychosocial needs of people, following traumatic events such as Cyclone Pam.” Continue reading

Get involved in shaping the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum!

The 9th UNESCO Youth Forum approaches and UNESCO invites you – young women and men from across the world – to join us and take part in its preparations! As every two years since 1999, UNESCO organizes a Youth Forum this year to bring the Organization’s work and realities of youth and youth organizations closer to each other. The 9th UNESCO Youth Forum will take place from 26 to 28 October 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, with a special focus on the theme “Young Global Citizens for a Sustainable Planet”. Continue reading

Youths are vital to the success in fighting corruption

Young people can bring about cultural change in attitudes and behaviours towards corruption, have the vitality and perspective that needs to be heard, and the creativity and innovation that is needed to address this complex agenda. Osnat Lubrani, UN Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, made these comments during the opening of the Pacific Youth Forum Against Corruption in Nadi this week. Continue reading

Pacific youth to discuss ways to address corruption at regional forum

Over 40 representatives from 15 Pacific Island countries will gather in Nadi, Fiji from 22-24 February 2015 for the Pacific Youth Forum Against Corruption, a unique event that will bring together young Pacific leaders between the ages of 18 to 25 to examine possible ways to address corruption. The forum will provide youth the opportunity to raise awareness on corruption and its negative impacts in their respective countries; express their views about practical ways to fight corruption; form an intra-regional network for active participation and engagement; and provide participants with the tools and incentives to become strong supporters and advocates of anti-corruption initiatives. Continue reading