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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.
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