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  • Premier Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly (APUFY) launched in Jakarta

    Jakarta, 26 October 2015 —Some 300 young leaders selected from across the region gathered in Jakarta last week to launch the first ever Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly, better known as APUFY. The leaders of tomorrow gathered to...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • Urban Thinkers Campus

    Nairobi, 26 October 2015—The first Urban Thinkers Campus in Kenya was held on the 15th and 16th of this month at UN-Habitat Headquarters in Nairobi, under the umbrella of the World Urban Campaign, a global platform and convening of ‘urban...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat hosts side event promoting youth peace building

    New York, 15 October 2015— The Promoting Youth Peacebuilding in Conflict & Post Conflict Cities side event explored challenges faced by youth in conflict and post-conflict situations and showcased evidence based practice in youth engagement in conflict...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat champions children and youth participation in New Urban Agenda

    New York 15 October 2015—A side event by UN-Habitat at the United Nations General Assembly highlighted the key role of young people in sustainable urbanization, providing documented evidence of their leadership at the local, national and international...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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  • Young people of the world elect a new UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

    Nairobi 1 October 2015—A total of  93,000 votes were cast to elect the sixteen new members of the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board. Twelve youth, 6 men and 6 women, representing six regions of the world, will take up...

    • Posted October 1, 2015
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  • Amman Youth Declaration Calls For Action From Local Governments On Peacebuilding

    Amman, 26 August 2015 – The Amman Youth Declaration on youth and peacebuilding has been adopted by the more than 400 youth delegates attending the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security recently held in Jordan. The declaration...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Palestinian youth encouraged on volunteerism and civic engagement

    Hebron City, Palestine, 24 August 2015–UN-Habitat and Hebron Municipality with funding from the Saudi Committee for the Palestinian People Relief last week organized an open day for youth and children in Hebron city to strengthen the spirit...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards reaches Inno Way

    Beijing 21 August 2015— UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards has walked  into Inno Way in Zhongguancun, China’s silicon valley, to promote the Chinese version of the submission entry of the Awards and conduct a two-day exchange...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • Voting opens for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

    Nairobi, 31 July 2015– UN-Habitat is now inviting young people between the ages of 16 to 32 from around the world to vote for their representatives for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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  • The Role of Cities in Productive Transformation

    Productive transformation policies have gained renewed prominence in recent years. In both developed and developing countries, governments and private sector actors have begun planning and implementing programmes and instruments for private sector development; cluster promotion and value chain; as well as...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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  • Beijing to host World Youth Assembly in October

    Beijing, 22 July 2015—Beijing will host the 2015 version of the World Youth Assembly which will be focused on engaging youth in discussing the new Sustainable Development Goals and issues related to urbanization and ecological security. The...

    • Posted July 24, 2015
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  • UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth visits Rwanda

    Kigali 23 July 2015– The United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, this week concluded a five day mission to Rwanda. The visit which was coordinated by UN-Habitat and its Deputy Executive Director, Ms....

    • Posted July 23, 2015
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  • E-Governance and Urban Policy Design in Developing Countries

    Governance is about the processes by which public policy decisions are made and implemented. ICT can become a catalyst to improve governance in towns and cities and help increase the levels of participation, efficiency and accountability in...

    • Posted July 9, 2015
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  • Advancing Economic Citizenship for Children and Youth in Sub Saharan Africa

    This joint publication by CYFI and UN-Habitat examines youth economic citizenship in Sub-Saharan Africa. This publication provides an overview of economic citizenship, explains how it is relevant to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and provides research findings on its application in...

    • Posted June 18, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and partner host ‘Dear Students’ event in Milan

    Milan 21 May 2015—UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO), met with students, teacher, NGOs and local municipal leaders from around Milan and participated in a panel discussion on the importance of ecological and environmental...

    • Posted May 21, 2015
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  • World Urban Forum 7 Report – March 2015

    The World Urban Forum is the world’s premier conference on urban issues. It was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on...

    • Posted April 17, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

    Nairobi, 26 February 2015- UN-Habitat on Thursday launched call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative...

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • ICT, Urban Governance and Youth

    The ICT, Urban Governance and Youth report is the fourth report in the Global Youth-Led Development series. The report provides a conceptual framework which reflects the rapidly changing dynamics in three areas of urban development: the demographics of the fastest growing segment...

    • Posted February 9, 2015
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  • Call for Nomination 2015-2017; UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

    UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and ILO hold green youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania

    Dar es Salaam, 14 January 2015 – About 50 young men and women from Dar es Salaam participated in a hands-on training on energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and green entrepreneurship held last month. The training organized by...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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