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1st Global Forum on Youth Policies
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
28-30 October 2014 | Baku, Azerbaijan. The Global Forum on Youth Policies will be convened by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth together with UNDP, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the host country. More information here
International Youth Day
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
"A new publication from the United Nations shows that 20 per cent of the world's young people experience a mental health condition each year", highlights the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Reaching poor adolescents in situations of vulnerability with sexual and reproductive health; 2013
Monday, 07 July 2014
This publication focuses on how to best attain optimum sexual and reproductive health among poor adolescents in situations of vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) using evidence-based tools and strategies. This document provides a literature review on the work that has already been done to reach marginalized adolescents by various international organizations and recommends four priority tasks in order to reach marginalized adolescents. Download publication
Press and Youth
Monday, 20 October 2014
This section offers –every week- a selection of the press notes that appear on the principal on-line journals of different countries of the region, selected with a wide and plural criteria, that intends to show what the press is saying on young men and women. For news from October 20th to 26th click here
Jamaica receives IDB loan to fight youth crime and violence
Wednesday, 02 July 2014
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$20 million loan for Jamaica to strengthen community actions that seek to reduce crime and violence, especially among at-risk youths.
#YOUTH2015 Realizing the future they want
Thursday, 29 May 2014
June 2 - 3 2014 | With the aim to bring the voice of youth into the discussion on addressing the challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals and shaping the future development agenda, the Forum will feature five working sessions where youth representatives will have an opportunity to listen to and engage in an interactive discussion.
Improved Employment Options for 15 Thousand Bolivian Youth
Saturday, 24 May 2014
The World Bank (WB) Board of Executive Directors today approved US$20 million in financing for a youth training program for low income Bolivian youth. The Improving Employability and Labor Income of Youth Project will help close to 15 thousand youth between the ages of 17-35 improve their chances of accessing the labor market.
WHO calls for stronger focus on adolescent health
Saturday, 17 May 2014
Road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS, suicide are top causes of death; Depression is number 1 cause of illness and disability. WHO's "Health for the world’s adolescents" report reveals that depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19 years.
World Conference on Youth 2014
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
COLOMBO DECLARATION ON YOUTH | ‘Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ | 10th May 2014 | World Conference on Youth 2014 took place from 6th to 10th May, 2014 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Read the full declaration here
Youth analyzed in trilingual articles
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
What is the agenda of Brazilian youth according to themselves? How has the Latin-American job market been receiving young people for these past decades? What are the outcomes of the evaluations on training programs for young people in Brazil and Argentina?
Florida approves in-state tuition for undocumented Caribbean students
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
The Florida Senate has voted to allow undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, bringing to an end a fight that spanned more than a decade.
Young and Eager to Work on Policymaking: A Few Inspiring Examples
Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Some preconceptions are universal. Whether  in Europe, South America, East or South Asia, in urban or rural areas, pretty much everywhere I have been I have heard young people explain why they dislike politics, either because it is boring or because they believe all politicians are corrupt. Did they – did you? – ever wonder what the world would be like if there were no policies, and no policymakers? Think about it.
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