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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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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Third International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads

When, local time: Sunday, 31 March 2019 – 8:00am to Saturday, 6 April 2019 – 6:00pm Where: China, Changsha and Nanjing Type of Event: Meeting by Member States or InstitutionsContact: Min Yang, apyd@unesco.org The Third International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads will be held in Changsha and Nanjing, from 31 March to 6 April 2019, focusing on the theme …

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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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