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Take a stand for teachers – Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

By Rudina Vojvoda

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Ugandan teacher Teopista Birungi Mayanja speaks at the panel discussion following the Education First launch event at UNHQ.

NEW YORK, 03 October 2012 – Each year on 5 October, education and…


Added by Saji Prelis on October 7, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

New Report: Displaced Urban Youth in Nairobi


We are pleased to share our latest report on urban refugee youth, Young and Restless: Harnessing the Economic Resilience of Displaced Youth in Nairobi. This is the second in a series assessing access to education and employment among displaced young people in urban areas. The…


Added by Josh Chaffin on September 18, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

ICMYO’s networking day for youth organizations in Cairo, Egypt

What is the role of youth movements after the Arab Spring? This was the question posed by the high-level panel organized during the International Co-ordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO) Networking Day taking place in Cairo, Egypt on 8th September. Mr.…


Added by Saji Prelis on September 13, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Are We Really Listening and Learning from Young People?

Please visit the following link for a groundbreaking study done by youth in Liberia (in collaboration with Search for Common Ground and others):…


Added by Carla Trippe on September 3, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Together with Children and Youth Engagement in Post-2015 Agenda

New York, August 16, 2012

  • A call for a Child-Youth Declaration On Post-2015 announced during two day multi stakeholder meeting on strengthening child and youth participation in the future global goal setting process
  • Youth participation is fundamental for the post-2015 agenda. They are the ones that will have to do the heavy lifting in its implementation,” said Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General in Post-2015 Development…

Added by Saji Prelis on August 20, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

A Picture for Peace Contest

UNOY is looking for you! Do you have any experience with shooting photo's and do you believe that your amateur shots are good enough? Please join our contest! 

To mark the International Day of Peace, the United Network of Young Peacebuilders is giving young people aged 15-30 all over the world the chance to show their contributions to peace by taking part in a…


Added by UNOY on August 20, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Leadership of young women crucial to advance development - Ban

Ban: leadership of young women crucial to worldwide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Seoul National…


Added by Saji Prelis on August 16, 2012 at 8:23am — No Comments

Youth and the Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals are eight goals that all 191 United Nations member states have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2015. The United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in September 2000, commits the states to achieving these goals.

The Millennium Development Goals recognize that slums are not anomalies of an urban landscape but rather, in many countries, slums house large proportions of the urban population and cannot be ignored. UN-HABITAT's vision is directly…


Added by Saji Prelis on August 16, 2012 at 8:14am — No Comments

What is there to write home about the International Youth Day 2012?

Today being the International Youth Day, I examine some of the gains made by young people, the failures of the system and a bit of reflection on what needs to be done to put the agenda of young people back to focus. Please read on

Added by Emmanuel Dennis Ngongo on August 12, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments

Off the Sidelines and Onto the Field: New Opportunities to Learn About Girls' Participation in Sports


This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction around the London 2012 Olympics.

What could the era of…


Added by anna conn on August 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Being the Bridge: Interviews with Youth Entrepreneurs in Rural Rwanda

Aline Umutesi interviews a member of a bike cooperative in Mataba, Rwanda.

By Katherine Conway: July 6, 2012

“I have always liked to be the bridge between the vulnerable people and those who can make decisions.”

Unaccustomed to being the one…


Added by Saji Prelis on July 13, 2012 at 7:07am — No Comments

Mexico’s youth movement forges ahead

Mexican expats rallied in support of the Mexican student movement "Yo Soy 132" at the Mexican Consulate in New York City on June 19.

Added by Saji Prelis on June 29, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Lessons from 1976

The Price of Privilege- Youth Day 2012

Added by Charles on June 22, 2012 at 6:01am — No Comments




                           Thinking Big, Starting Small:

                               From Vision to Action


          This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was…


Added by ATEMKENG ANDRE NDAH on June 14, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

NETAD Young and Emerging Leaders Summit; Apply

Deadline: 20th June, 2012; 11:59pm

Young and Emerging Leaders are called upon to participate in the NETAD Young and Emerging Leaders Summit.


The summit, organised by Network for Talent Discovery (NETAD)- an organisation committed to talent discovery and development, leadership development and fostering patriotism among teenagers and youths in the African continent - is meant  to engage young…


Added by Morenikeji Damola Aanu on June 12, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments

International Youth Day 2012

International Youth Day 2012
“To unleash the power of young people, we need to partner with them.”
                                              United Nations Secretary-General…

Added by Saji Prelis on June 6, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Youth 20 Mexico Delegates Summit

México City, May 11, 2012

Foro de Delegados Juveniles Y20 / Y20 Mexico Delegates Summit

President Calderón engaged in an interactive dialogue with university representatives of the working groups of the Youth 20 Mexico Delegates’ Summit and received the final document…


Added by Saji Prelis on May 13, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Arab youth aspiring to social justice and decent work

In 2011, youth unemployment rates in the Arab region have reached a worrying average of more than 27.3 per cent. For young women, the average unemployment rate is even worse – 41.1 per cent – besides the fact that their…


Added by Saji Prelis on May 7, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

A generation seeks inclusion

Chris Varney

April 27, 2012 - 8:01AM

Opinion Section of Sydney Morning Harald

''I will not let my generation be wasted.''

So said a 22-year-old teacher I met in a slum in Mumbai. I had been making my way around the cows, beggars and carts scattered across the small laneways of this slum. So many colours…


Added by Saji Prelis on April 27, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

History in the Making, as Written by the Youth

By Anas Altikriti*

LONDON, Apr 23, 2012 (IPS) - It might be a cliché and often an elaborate exaggeration to term a particular event "historic". However, few can doubt that along with the Civil Rights movements, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall, the revolutions that have swept through the Arab world are no less momentous or historic.

While the first decade of the millennium got off to a…


Added by Saji Prelis on April 25, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

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