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International Essay Contest for Young People 2019: Participate by 15 June!

What does “Kindness” mean to you? How do you think we can create a kinder society? Young people from around the world are invited to reflect on these questions and enter the 2019 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a GAP Key Partner. The annual contest is organized in …

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Using mobile technology to reach budding entrepreneurs in rural communities – can we do it?

Pakistan’s entrepreneurship ecosystem is abuzz. Although still in its nascent stages, more young people are becoming entrepreneurs and forming start-ups to take control of their future employment. The development community and the Government of Pakistan have shown their commitment to supporting entrepreneurs through projects dedicated to mentoring, incubating and funding start-ups. However, a lot of …

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Bangladesh Betar to broadcast 112 programmes by ethnic and excluded minority youths

In a move to integrate the voice of youths from ethnic and excluded minorities in the mainstream media, Bangladesh Betar will be airing 112 radio programmes in its commercial service with support from UNDP’s Human Rights Programme. The initiative, taken under the project titled “Connecting voice of the ethnic and excluded minorities through radio programmes”, …

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Migration, displacement and education: building bridges, not walls; Global education monitoring report, youth report, 2019

The 2019 GEM Report continues its assessment of progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education and its ten targets, as well as other related education targets in the SDG agenda. Its main focus is on the theme of migration and displacement. It presents evidence on the implications of different types of migration …

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Building peace through training of youth leaders in Sri Lanka

In 2017, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV in Sri Lanka developed together a joint UN project on the ‘Participation of Youth and Women in the Peacebuilding process’, to empower women and youth with a greater understanding of peacebuilding issues and to catalyze their participation and engagement in governance and decision-making processes and responses related to …

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Harnessing the power of youth through volunteering

UNV promotes youth participation through volunteering, offering opportunities for young people to engage in local and global action, and providing spaces for them to contribute to peace and development as volunteers, while building their skills and professional experience. Young people are a driving force for peace and development. Their energy and creativity are key in …

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On the Road to Equality

A young girl campaigns for women’s rights Farzana is a 23-year old graphic design student at Kabul University. She is also an activist campaigning for women’s rights. As part of a young team in Kabul, she organizes cultural activities all over Afghanistan, trying to change the way people think. Recently, the team organized a women’s …

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UNDP Pakistan and Kashf Foundation partner to train and mentor 8,000 youth on entrepreneurship

9 January 2019, Lahore — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan and Kashf Foundation have partnered to train and mentor 8,000 young men and women in entrepreneurship skills in targeted areas of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The aim of the partnership is to support entrepreneurship and self-employment for the youth, ensuring that they are …

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UNDP and YouTube to Celebrate Positive Online Voices at the Creators for Change Summit

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Asia and the Pacific is excited to join YouTube in celebrating the achievements of dynamic, young video creators who have successfully completed the Creators for Change Academy Program at the regional summit, held in Bangkok. At the summit, the video projects of the 15 creators from Asia Pacific …

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