#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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Hack the future: Preserving indigenous languages through free and open source software

Dawn Bouttasing grew up in Phonsavanh, Laos, with a family that at home mainly spoke Khmu, one of the many indigenous languages of Laos. Her father set a rule that she and her siblings had to always speak Khmu with their parents, no matter where they were, and Dawn was taught to be proud of …

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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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Applications open for regional youth conference on peace and security

Applications to attend a youth conference in Malaysia are now open. The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal Commonwealth Society will host a four-day Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference: Youth Workshop on International Peace and Security and Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up, in Kuala Lumpur from 2-5 April 2019. The conference aims to build the capacity of emerging …

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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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‘Share Happiness, Share your Happy School Activity!’ – Join us and celebrate International Day of Happiness on 20 March 2019

Daegu Gachang Elementary School has a simple principle – every student should be acknowledged and proud of their work and accomplishments. And the Republic of Korea school puts that principle into action every day by prominently displaying all of its students’ in-class work on the walls. ‘We make displays to share what we have learned,’ …

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Seeking new youth recruits for UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders

Are you a young person committed to promoting peace and social justice in New Zealand and the Pacific? Then the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO wants to hear from you! We’re currently inviting applications from youth aged between 18 and 25 to join our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders. The group consists of young leaders …

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