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All posts tagged "youth"

  • It’s a festival at UN complex as youth day is marked

    Nairobi, 10 August 2018 – A festive mood engulfed the usually staid United Nations complex in Nairobi when hundreds of young people, partners, top Kenyan government officials as well as UN employees gathered to celebrate this year’s...

    • Posted August 10, 2018
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  • Cross-Cutting Issues Progress Report 2017

    The UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2014-2019 identifies four Cross-Cutting Issues to be mainstreamed: Climate Change, Gender Equality, Human Rights and Youth. The aim of mainstreaming these issues is to support country, regional and thematic offices, in order...

    • Posted May 8, 2018
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  • Strengthening Policy for Young Women in the changing world of work

    The position for women in Ugandan society could be considered one of power – lessness: influenced by a range of factors including social norms and practices that prevent their full participation in the world of work (WoW),...

    • Posted May 15, 2017
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  • 2016 Cross-cutting Progress Report

    "The Cross-cutting Progress Report 2016 covers UN-Habitat’s activities and achievements, during the course of 2016, in the way of its four cross-cutting issues: climate change, gender, human rights, and youth. The Report presents an overview of the...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • Youths in Nigeria trained in renewable energy technologies and green entrepreneurship

    Abuja, 12 January 2017 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125...

    • Posted January 12, 2017
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  • Former UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board member is runner-up UN Person of the year

    Nairobi, 31 October 2016—Raphael Obonyo, a Youth from Korogocho Slums in Nairobi, has been named the Runner-Up in the 2016 UN Persons of the Year for his contribution to youth empowerment In an announcement by the UN...

    • Posted October 31, 2016
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  • Young people create Youth DeclarACTION for New Urban Agenda

    Quito, 14 October 2016 – Young people participating at the YoutHab Conference have gathered in Quito, Ecuador, to develop a “DeclarACTION” to seek local authorities’ commitment to youths within the framework of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and strengthen...

    • Posted October 16, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat establishes host community settlement development group in refugee project

    Kalobeyei Town, Kenya 19 July 2016– UN-Habitat, together with Peace Winds Japan has been taking forward the project Planning for Integrated Refugee and Host Communities in Kalobeyei, Town, Kenya funded by the Government of Japan. The second...

    • Posted July 19, 2016
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  • Government of Japan offers Hope for Internally Displaced Students in Fallujah

    28 June 2016 – With generous support from the Government of Japan, temporary premises providing 25 classrooms, 128 residential units with accommodation for 512 students, basic site infrastructure and an administration building have been constructed at Fallujah...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat supporting youth entrepreneurship in Kuwait

    Kuwait City, 27 May 2016- Ms Ameera Al- Hassan, UN-Habitat’s assistant head of Kuwait office, presented an empowering presentation on youth entrepreneurship during a Gender Mainstream workshop for women in Kuwaiti society at a ceremony on Sunday...

    • Posted May 27, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake

    Kathmandu 3 May 2016 – In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban...

    • Posted May 3, 2016
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  • Youth organisations benefit from training in Nepal

    Kathmandu 24 March 2016– The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund in collaboration with HANDS International, a national non-profit organization in Nepal last week conducted a Youth Fund Management training and workshop for youth-led organizations in Kathmandu. The training...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat partner with Africa’s youth on New Urban Agenda

    Nairobi 21 March 2016– Starting in Nairobi, Kenya and ending in Abuja, Nigeria, UN-Habitat and its partners the Major Group for Children and Youth sprinted across Africa to raise awareness and recognize the value of youth in...

    • Posted March 21, 2016
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  • Cross-Cutting Issue Progress Report 2015

    The Cross-Cutting issues focused within UN-Habitat are human rights, gender, the youth and climate change. As part of the UN family, UN-Habitat is mandated to respect, promote, and protect human rights in all of its activities. In...

    • Posted March 10, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat hosts youth discussion on urban youth and equity in Asia-Pacific

    Medan, Indonesia, 23 February 2016 – Around 70 young people gathered in Medan, Indonesia on Saturday for a focus group discussion and survey research on urban youth and equity in Asia-Pacific. The lively event kicked off with...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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  • Youth Event Launches the First Phase of the One Stop Youth Centre in Mogadishu

    Mogadishu, 10 February 2016 – With seven out of ten people under the age of 35, Somalia is one of the youngest countries in the world. Youth represents both the future of the nation and one of...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Urban Youth Take Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

    New York, 04, February 2016 – Hundreds of young people gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the 5th Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on February 1-2. The goal of this year’s...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat’s One-Stop Youth Centre in Rwanda inspires Somali delegation

    Rwanda, 12 January 2016 – UN-Habitat supported a Somali delegation on a learning tour to the Kimisagara One-Stop Youth Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, as part of its work with the Federal Government of Somalia and the UN...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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  • Youth and Crime in Nairobi

    As part of a crime survey conducted in Nairobi from April to July 2001, which indicated that youth delinquency is considered as a problem by the residents of Nairobi, a youth offender profile was carried out. The...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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  • Using Minecraft for Youth Participation in Urban Design and Governance

    The purpose of this paper is to outline UN-Habitat’s approach to using information and communication technology (ICT) as an enabler to encourage youth participation in urban design and governance.

    • Posted January 7, 2016
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