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Youth Flash Newsletter, April 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
This issue of Youth Flash features an article “Youth Advocate for Equitable Cities” written by Francis Anyaegbu, a youth champion currently serving as Africa’s representative on the UN-HABITAT Youth Advisory Board and chair of the Youth advisory Board’s Committee on the Post-2015 development agenda. The article focuses on the challenges ...
Youth Flash Newsletter, April 2014
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Youth to contribute to development through crowd-sourcing platform

Wednesday, 19 February 2014
An initiative to help ensure that youth priorities are reflected in the UN's development agenda of the post-2015 era is being launched in New York on Tuesday. A crowd-sourcing platform on the internet will serve as a virtual space for young people to express their views. Member States of the United Nations ...
Youth to contribute to development through crowd-sourcing platform
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Expert Group Meeting on Youth, development, and rights

Monday, 11 November 2013
DSPD Focal Point on Youth will convene an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on "Youth, Development and Rights" from 13 to 14 November 2013 in New York. The EGM aims at exploring the barriers facing young people in exercising their full set of rights to participation in civic, political and economic life. ...
Expert Group Meeting on Youth, development, and rights
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UN to Hold First Open Meeting with Youth-Led Organisations

Monday, 16 September 2013
From Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 September, the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) is hosting the first open meeting with youth-led organisations and networks. The three day event will be an occasion for youth to learn about the progress made so far on the System-Wide Action Plan for Youth ...
UN to Hold First Open Meeting with Youth-Led Organisations
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International Youth Day, 12 August 2013

Saturday, 03 August 2013
12 August every year sees the commemoration of International Youth Day. International Youth Day 2013 will be celebrated under the theme: ‘Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward.’   Not only will we be encouraging young people across the world to celebrate the Day by focusing on the topic of youth migration but we ...
International Youth Day, 12 August 2013
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Briefing on the youth-related aspects of the Secretary-General’s Five-year Action Agenda

Monday, 03 June 2013
In January 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlined his Five-year Action Agenda for his second term in office. One of the five generational imperatives and opportunities he highlighted in this context was working with women and young people. He noted that the UN system had to address the needs of the ...
Briefing on the youth-related aspects of the Secretary-General’s Five-year Action Agenda
 
 

Youth encouraged to start innovating

Monday, 29 April 2013
The recent ECOSOC Youth Forum, focused on how to leverage science, technology and culture for today’s youth, gathered a number of young creative leaders from around the world. In connection with the event, UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi, Mashable’s Chief Marketing Officer Stacy Martinet and Founder ...
Youth encouraged to start innovating
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Young creative minds raise awareness of critical forest-related issues

Monday, 15 April 2013
They are gifted storytellers who are using stunning visual imagery and powerful narratives to raise awareness of the challenges affecting forests and those who dwell within them, as well as to spur action to protect this vital resource. They are international award winners. And, they are ...
Young creative minds raise awareness of critical forest-related issues
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UN forum urges young innovators to use science and technology to change the world

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
The potential of young people to use technology to make exceptional contributions to society and history is in the spotlight today at a United Nations forum, where officials are calling on future leaders to use their expertise and compassion to address the challenges facing the world. In his opening statement, Secretary-General ...
UN forum urges young innovators to use science and technology to change the world
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Shaping future innovators

Tuesday, 26 March 2013
“Empowering young people is crucial. Half the world is under 25 years of age. Young women and men everywhere want decent jobs. They want dignity. They want a greater say in their own destiny,” said the UN Secretary-General recently. Aimed at leveraging the potentials of youth, ...
Shaping future innovators
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