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“Youth Changes the World”: The Youth-led Sustainable Community Development Project Report

This report titled ‘Youth Changes the World’ is a record of the activities of young people that have worked with Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) to create more sustainable communities in Asian countries based on a shared vision. They have confronted local issues, and through an awareness of the inherent risks and threats to …

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Call for Application: I am a Youth of a Small Island – International Competition

The “I am a Youth of a Small Island” international competition is being organised by the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and other UN Partners to mark the mid-term …

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Call for applications: Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

The year 2020 will be a confluence of anniversaries including the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325, and the 10th anniversary of the creation of UN …

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UNESCO and Penguin to publish a book on stories of Kindness from Across the Globe

Deadline: 30 May 2019 UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development and Penguin announce the publication of a two volume book series. Titled Stories of Kindness from Across the World: Volume I and II (tentative title).The unique book series will feature some of the most transformative acts of kindness by youth …

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Programming with and for adolescents: UNICEF programme guidance for the second decade

UNICEF has been programming with and for adolescents for many years, addressing adolescent development largely through education; HIV prevention and treatment; nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and social and child protection. This guidance document builds on existing UNICEF programming and makes adjustments to cover identified gaps. It seeks to increase coherence, scale up results …

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Adolescents’ Potential Unleashed: UNICEF East Asia & Pacific Regional Office includes a focus on adolescents as one of 3 regional headlines

In October 2018, UNICEF East Asia & Pacific Regional Office released “Adolescents’ Potential Unleashed”, a summary of the key issues for adolescents and youth in the region and an important guiding document for UNICEF country offices. With over 60 per cent of the worlds’ youth living in the larger Asia Pacific region, supporting this age …

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Participate in the online consultation on reimagining youth volunteering!

Coinciding with the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2019, UNV launched online consultations on Reimagining Youth Volunteering to hear from young people themselves, as well as governments and organizations that are working to empower youth. We want your ideas on how we can shape volunteering to support young people in the 21st century. Through the Online Conversations …

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