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Vuvuzela sounds as youth initiative is launched  
Garankuwa, South Africa, 11 Jul 10
Just hours before the historic FIFA World Cup final match kicked off in South Africa on Sunday, UN-HABITAT and its partners launched a major initiative aimed at making Africa's young people more productive and keep them away from delinquency.
Adios amigos, Tibaijuka tells the world's youth  
Johannesburg, 11 Jul 10
In her last official mission to South Africa as UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka had a meeting with a constituency close to her heart- the young people. The historic visit also saw Mrs. Tibaijuka meet the former South Africa's President Nelson Mandela at his home.
Yes we can, African youth declare  
Pretoria, 10 Jul 10
A group of young people from Eastern and South Africa meeting in Pretoria on Saturday declared that they were indeed the people who will bring solution to the myriad problems facing their countries.
UN-HABITAT teams up with paint firm to train youth  
Nairobi, 24 May 10
Some 14 young people from the informal settlements of Kibera, Githogoro in Nairobi and Athi River in Mavoko, Kenya have benefitted from a painting skills training in economic water and oil paints.
Applications pour in for UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund  
Nairobi, 14 May 10
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund is growing increasingly popular with youth groups across the developing world judging by a 40 percent rise in applications over last year. Among regions showing the largest increase in applications are Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia.
UN-HABITAT signs agreement with Nigeria  
Nairobi, 11 May 10
UN-HABITAT and the government of Nigeria on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the agency and the West African nation engage in collaborative activities targeting young people.
Over 500 attend youth assembly  
Nairobi, 24 Mar 10
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, and Brazil’s Permanent Representative, Mrs. Ana Maria Sampaio, signed a Conference Agreement to facilitate the organization of the Fifth Session of the World Urban Forum to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 22-26 March 2010.
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund is now open for applications  
Nairobi, 15 Feb 10
Youth-led organizations in developing countries working to improve the lives of young people and their communities can now seek financing for their projects through the UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund. The Fund will provide grants for innovative projects that promote employment, good governance, shelter and secure tenure.
UN-HABITAT launches essay competition for youth  
Nairobi, 3 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT has launched an essay competition for the youth as part of the activities of the Fifth Session of World Urban Forum staging in Rio de Janeiro next month.
Strong support for youth at cities summit  
Marrakesh, 22 Dec 09
A lively debate at the African cities summit explored ways of engaging youth for the betterment of themselves and their communities.
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