Home » Our Work » Social Inclusion » Youth » News
1 2 3  Next
display 10 | 20 | 30 | 40 | 50 | All | titles per page
1 - 50 of 135 titles
Korean company to support UN-Habitat’s work in Kibera  
Nairobi, 9 Dec 13
Grand Korea Leisure Co. Ltd, a Korean-based private company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN-Habitat to work on sustainable economic development for residents of the Kibera slum in Nairobi.
UN-Habitat trains Asia Pacific Youth Fund grantees  
Mumbai, 2 Dec 13
UN-Habitat has carried out training for the winners of the Youth Fund in Mumbai to enable them to run their identified projects more effectively.
UN-Habitat enters into partnership with Norwegian Youth Council  
Nairobi, 4 Nov 13
Seeking to further enhance the voice of youth in its work and activities, UN-Habitat has entered into a partnership with the Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU), an umbrella organization for more than 90 non-governmental organizations and more than 500,000 young people for children and youth.
Discussing Youth Land Governance and Urbanization Challenges, USAID  
Washington DC Wednesday 18th September 2013, 3 Oct 13
USAID organized a brown-bag meeting to discuss the challenges, issues ad concerns young people face in land governance in the context of an urbanizing world. Our Youth and Land project co-coordinators from Brazil, Zimbabwe and Kenya attended and presented the research gaps in the youth dimensions of land in their respective countries.
Round Table Dialogue on Investing in Young People  
, 3 Oct 13
Organized by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, the round table involved the different UN entities whose work tackle youth issues and how together, as the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), they could support the UN System Wide Action Plan (SWAP) for youth which will ensure that within the UN, young people are included in decision making at all levels of development processes.
Making Youth Participation in the UN Sustainable - Open IANYD Meeting  
, 3 Oct 13
In this 2-day open discussion workshop, the Youth Envoy on Youth and the different UN entities of the IANYD took questions from youth representatives from different organizations and countries on the ways in which young people’s participation in the UN system can be  sustainable.
Envoy on Youth participates in discussion on Securing Land and Property Rights for All, UN Secretariat  
New York Monday , 16 Sept 13
In a side-event to the workshop on youth-led action research on land jointly organized by UN-Habitat and GLTN, the youth representatives from Brazil, Nepal, Kenya and Zimbabwe spoke on the importance of Securing Land and Property Rights for All.
Iran conference calls for innovative approaches to sustainable urbanisation  
Nairobi, 12 Sept 13
Mayors, urban policy makers, Islamic scholars, civil society and experts from over 30 countries have called upon the international community to intensify efforts to deal with urban challenges in the Muslim World by harmonising universal and Islamic approaches.
Conference on Sustainable Urbanization begins in Kigali  
Kigali, 4 Sept 13
The Second International Tripartite Conference on "Sustainable Urbanization as Response to Urban Poverty Eradication" opened on Tuesday 5th September in Kigali, Rwanda with a call on nations and development partners to rise to the challenge of unsustainable urbanisation as the international community articulates the global post-2015 development agenda. French
Positively influencing life in the slums  
Nairobi, 21 Aug 13
Raphael Obonyo’s story is one of a dogged determination that has seen him fight all odds to be an influential youth leader.

Raphael grew up in Korogocho, a sprawling urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya where he has co-founded vibrant community youth led initiatives.

Raphael, 32 is the external adviser and a member of the UN Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board, which advises the agency on how to engage, integrate and respond effectively on issues affecting the youth. This puts Raphael at the global sphere of influential young leaders who can help shape the world by addressing post 2015 thematic issues that touch on the youth.

What does “home” mean to you?  
Nairobi, 13 Aug 13
UN-Habitat has launched a photo and video competition asking young people to show what “home” really means to them. The competition which was launched on International Youth Day and ends on 30 September 2013, asks the contestants to take a picture of either their homes or their hang out joints and post them on Instagram of Facebook.
Youth call for more engagement in local government  
Kampala, 27 May 13
The Commonwealth Local Government Young People’s Forum (CLGYPF) took place on 13-14 May 2013 at the Munyonyo Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference (CLGC) . 
UN-Habitat releases two landmark reports on women and youth  
Nairobi, 18 Apr 13
UN-Habitat released on Wednesday two landmark reports on women and youth which reveal that cities must resolve the issues affecting the two segments of society.
Organization of African Youth (OAY) presents Youth Unit with a certificate of appreciation  
Nairobi, 7 Feb 13
Leaders of the Kenyan chapter of the Organization of African Youth (OAY) paid a courtesy call on UN-Habitat to thank the agency for its support in hosting the African Youth conference on the Post 2015 Development Agenda that was held on 17th to 19th December 2012.
Commission on Social Development discusses youth issues  
New York, 7 Feb 13
On the sidelines of the Commission on Social Development meeting in New York this week, the U.S. Mission to the UN and the International Labour Organization (ILO) convened a special forum bringing together key stakeholders to explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies.
UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications  
Nairobi, 29 Jan 13
UN-Habitat on Tuesday launched a call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund.
A new UN-Habitat City Resilience Profiling Programme  
Nairobi, 15 Nov 12
UN-Habitat announced on Thursday that it is seeking city partners to pilot a new integrated urban planning and management model to help cities build reslience against disasters such as the recent superstorm Sandy which crashed through coastlines from the Caribbean and north America's Atlantic seaboard, or tsunamis and earthquakes.
UN-Habitat’s Urban Youth Fund Supports Youth to Become City Changers  
Nairobi, 1 Oct 12
On this year’s World Habitat Day, UN-Habitat is proud to announce the Urban Youth Fund grantees for 2012, totaling $750,000 for forty-one youth-led projects in thirty-six countries.
Making cities safer for girls  
Naples, 12 Sept 12
UN-Habitat joined hands with Plan International and Women in Cities International at the World Urban Forum this month to launch a new programme at making cities safer for girls. 
Youth on the Move in the UN – Taking stock of the Youth 21 initiative  
New York, 2 Aug 12
Youth’s engagement globally, and more specifically within the UN system, was the focus of the Youth 21 Stock Taking meeting held earlier this month at the UN-Habitat offices in New York.
Historic Youth Agenda Advanced at Rio +20  
Nairobi, 3 Jul 12
While the city of Rio was in high gear hosting the Rio+ 20 summit, on 18 June, the Government of Brazil in cooperation with the Governments of Norway and Sri Lanka held a High Level panel meeting, to discuss the setting up of a United Nations Permanent Forum on Youth Issues to enhance youth engagement in the United Nations system.
Seven issues, seven experts – Dr. Clos on cities  
Rio de Janeiro, 20 Jun 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos was selected as a leading United Nations expert to talk about cities as one of seven key topics under consideration at the global Rio +20 Sustainable Development Summit opening on Wednesday.
Driving the City Agenda in Rio  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 Jun 12
UN-Habitat is holding a series of events to drive home to drive home the all important urban aspect of sustainable development at a time more than half the global population lives in towns and cities.
A big youth lobby at Rio +20  
Rio de Janeiro, 18 Jun 12
Over 2,000 young people from 120 countries at the weekend joined hands for a big Youth Blast, to ensure the voices of young people and their concerns are brought as high as possible onto the agenda of Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
UN-Habitat’s schools for displaced children in Mogadishu  
Mogadishu, 7 Jun 12
Five UN-Habitat schools completed a year ago in the Somali capital Mogadishu are today serving some 2,000 internally displaced children in five neighbourhoods thanks to Swedish funding and UNICEF backing.
Kenyan youth benefit from training  
Mombasa, Kenya, 20 Apr 12
A group 80 young people in Mombasa got a boost with the launch of training in entrepreneurship and information communication technologies at the Mwamko Youth Centre.
Curtains fall on historic youth meeting  
Nairobi, 21 Mar 12
A historic four day global meeting, called “Youth 21 – Building for Change”, and bringing together over 250 youth with governments, UN agencies, researchers, private sector and civil society closed in Nairobi at the weekend with the release of the Nairobi Statement, a roadmap for the greater inclusion of youth in the UN system.  
Global youth meeting opens in Nairobi  
Nairobi, Kenya, 15 Mar 12
A global meeting bringing together some 300 young people from across the globe opened in Nairobi on Thursday with the United Nations Seceretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon re-affirming his plans to appoint a special advisor on youth affairs.
UN-Habitat and UNDP host global youth meeting  
Nairobi, Kenya, 12 Mar 12
The United Nations programmes responsible for development and urban issues are hosting a global meeting from 15 to 18 March 2012 on how to get young people more involved in democratic processes in Nairobi, Kenya.
UN-habitat announces further support to urban youth  
Nairobi, 20 Feb 12
The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund is now accepting applications for its Fourth Call. The application process will close on 15 April 2012.
Norwegian Students Visit Mathare Youth  
Nairobi, 15 Feb 12
A delegation of students and professors from the Volda University College on Monday this week paid a visit to UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Clos presents youth initiative to Secretary-General  
New York, 8 Feb 12

UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos, accompanied by senior Norwegian and United States officials, on Tuesday presented a new youth initiative to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

United Nations turns to youth  
New York, 30 Jan 12
UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has pledged to engage more firmly with young people around the world saying he will appoint a UN Special Representative on Youth.
Fourth call for applications to Youth Fund  
Nairobi, 25 Jan 12
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund will this year provide one million dollars to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure.
UN-HABITAT hosts youth meeting  
Nairobi, 19 Jan 12
More than 30 youth drawn from South Korea, Kenya and Uganda converged in Nairobi this week for a meeting hosted by UN-HABITAT.
Youth representatives get training under Youth Fund  
Zanzibar, 11 Jan 12
Some 16 representatives from youth groups in East and Southern Africa that were successful in the 2011 round of UN-HABITAT's Urban Youth Fund recently attended training in Zanzibar.
UN-HABITAT and partners hold meeting to involve young people more in UN activities  
Oslo, 15 Dec 11

UN-HABITAT, as a member of the UN Interagency Network on Youth Development with support from Government of Norway recently organised a planning meeting between key government officials, UN and youth organisations.

A prestigious award for UN-HABITAT staff photographer  
Durban, South Africa, 7 Dec 11
UN-HABITAT’s staff photographer, Mr. Julius Mwelu, this week was announced the winner of the Connect4Climate (C4C) photographic award at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Safer cities, safer lives: no more child soldiers in Somalia  
Mogadishu, 24 Nov 11
In a rare visit to the Somali capital by a senior United Nations official, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, announced on Thursday that she had secured a commitment from the Prime Minister and President of Somalia to end the recruitment of children by the Transitional Federal Government.
UN-HABITAT and partners unveil a new youth initiative  
Frankfurt/Main, 17 Nov 11
In collaboration with German partners, UN-HABITAT has unveiled a new initiative aimed at addressing youth employment and empowerment.
Youth Caravan sets off towards COP 17 in Durban  
Nairobi, 14 Nov 11
About 200 youth from Kenya and Norway began a caravan that is going from Nairobi, Kenya and ending two weeks later at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's conference (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa.
Strong commitment on disaster risk in Myanmar  
Yangon, 25 Oct 11
Myanmar, a country prone to natural hazards, has shown positive progress in the areas of early warning, emergency preparedness and responses in recent years. Now, the Government is stepping up cooperation with global and regional partners to reach its long-term target of becoming a disaster resilient country.
Kenyan Youth on the Road to Rio +20  
Nairobi , 20 Oct 11
Kenyan youth representing 24 local NGOs working with young people came together last week to deliberate and provide input into the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 4-6, 2012.
The passing of a giant – Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai  
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Sept 11
The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, died overnight at a Nairobi hospital. Her organization, the Green Belt Movement, said Wangari had been undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71.
Secretary-General sorrow at Kenya explosion  
Nairobi, 12 Sept 11
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his sorrow and sympathy for the families of the victims of a petrol pipeline explosion in a dense Nairobi slum on Monday which claimed scores of lives and left many injured.
President Museveni launches Youth Centre  
Arua, Uganda, 19 Aug 11
As part of activities to mark this year's International Youth Day celebrations, President Yoweri Museveni opened a Youth Centre in Arua town, in the northern part of the country.
UN-HABITAT's Urban Youth Fund awards 59 small grants to urban youth-led projects in 43 countries  
Nairobi, 15 Aug 11
Now in its third year, the Urban Youth Fund established by UN-HABITAT with funding from the Government of Norway has supported several thousand young people
UN-HABITAT reaffirms commitment to youth empowerment  
Nairobi, 12 Aug 11
As the world marked this year's International Youth Day on Friday, UN-HABITAT reaffirmed its commitment to empowering the young people of the world.
Justice, dignity and real empowerment: African youths demand of world leaders  
Abuja, 29 Jul 11
Meeting in the Nigerian capital Abuja last week, youth from various African countries laid an emphatic demand on world leaders- justice, dignity and real empowerment. 
First African urban youth assembly to be held in Abuja  
Nairobi, 15 Jul 11
Young people from some 53 African countries are set to congregate in Abuja, Nigeria between 26-28 July 2011 for the first ever urban youth assembly on the continent.
Site Map | Site Directory | Contact Us | Feedback | Terms & Conditions | Fraud and scam alert