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World Youth Conference on Kindness: August 20 – 23, 2019

In order to impart critical competencies (i.e. empathy, compassion, mindfulness and critical inquiry) in global youth to inspire, empower and enable them to transform themselves and build long-lasting peace in their communities, UNESCO MGIEP is organising the first World Youth Conference on Kindness in New Delhi, India on the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Gandhi for the …

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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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ECOSOC Youth Forum: Volunteerism key to fostering inclusion of youth and people with disabilities in sustainable development

Kasunjith Satanarachchi Devesurenda is the first person with a disability from Asia and the Pacific region to participate during the 8th Annual Youth Forum of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York. Kasunjith traveled to the United Nations headquarters as part of Sri Lanka’s youth delegation to take part in discussions on …

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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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#KindnessMatters: #AMA on Friday, March 15, at 3:30 pm (IST)

Continuing the celebration of International Women’s Day, UNESCO MGIEP, in partnership with Technovation, is organizing​ an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with young coders who won the Technovation coding challenge in 2018 by developing an app that helps in e-waste management in the city of Delhi in India. Join us and ask them anything! This …

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