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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Digital Bangladesh needs digitally educated younger generation – Mayor, Chattogram at Digital Khichuri Challenge

Digital literacy among young people is crucial to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to make Bangladesh progressive and tolerant, said Abu Jahed Mohammed Nasir Uddin, Mayor Chattogram City Corporation at the “Digital Khichuri Challenge” held in Chattogram on 06 December. Partnering with Facebook and Bangladesh ICT Division, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiated “Digital …

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“Why me?” – Stigma, lack of information leave Myanmar youth in the dark on HIV

Condoms at a UNFPA-supported mobile clinic. Sithu, 21, did not know how to protect himself from HIV. © UNFPA/Yenny Gamming YANGON, Myanmar – “If I had known about safe sex in my teens, my life would never have turned out this way,” 21-year-old Sithu* told UNFPA. He contracted HIV two years ago. Sithu had always dreamed …

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Inclusive and Participatory Youth Policy in Southeast Asia

UNESCO’s Operational Strategy on Youth (2014-2021) (OSY) aims to ensure that young women and men are engaged in policies and programs that affect them. The strategy recognizes youth as agents of change, social transformation, peace, and sustainable development. The three complementary and transversal axes that underpin the strategy are 1) Policy formulation and review; 2) …

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2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report

The 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report The thread that binds is a United Nations flagship publication that presents new evidence on the role of volunteerism in strengthening community resilience. It finds that communities value volunteerism because it enables them to create collective strategies for dealing with diverse economic, social and environmental challenges. Read …

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Mapping Youth Organizations and Networks in Singapore

The Online Volunteer will conduct a desk review, as well as consultations, to capture all youth organizations and networks in Singapore based on given research questions and previous research conducted. The strategy for mapping the youth organizations and networks in Singapore will be agreed among the online volunteer and the project managers from UNESCO and …

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