The United Nations is highlighting the role of young people in leading the way to a better future for all people for this year’s observance of Human Rights Day, celebrated on Tuesday.
2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. The “2015 Time for Global Action” campaign Continue reading
The 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
United Nations flags flew outside the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra to mark the International Day of Democracy on the 15th of September. Continue reading
Young women and men from around the world are invited to participate in this year’s edition of the Goi Peace Foundation – UNESCO International Essay Contest for Young People. The contest is open to anyone up to 25 years old. The deadline for entries is Sunday, 15 June 2014. Continue reading
The weak global economic recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in global labour markets, with global unemployment in 2013 reaching almost 202 million, the ILO said in a new report.
The Global Employment Trends 2014 report said employment growth remains weak, unemployment continues to rise, especially among young people, and large numbers of discouraged potential workers are still outside the labour market. Continue reading
Although HIV risk among adolescents and young people is well-documented, there is still a need for better strategic information on young people at higher risk of HIV exposure. To improve the collection and reporting of strategic information on young people from key populations, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNAIDS have published “Young Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific: Making the Case with Strategic Information.” Continue reading