UN-Habitat opened the 5th Call for application to its Urban Youth Fund on 15th February 2013.
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.
Nairobi, 17 April 2013: Youth are society’s most important and dynamic human resource. There are more people under the age of 25 today than ever, totaling nearly three billion - or half of humankind − of which 1.3 billion are between ages 12 and 24. Most live in urban areas. Yet, nearly 45 per cent of young people around the world— almost 515 million—live on less than two US dollars a day.
The mission of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA), is to offer the platform through which young Catholics across Africa can offer a response to the twin challenges of environmental degradation and climate change, from the perspective of Catholic social teaching on care for creation, paying attention to the most vulnerable.
The network aims to achieve this through:
The 24th Session of UN-Habitat’s Governing kicked off in Nairobi with calls to better the lives of the world’s poor.
The week-long meeting was officially opened by Kenya’s newly elected President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Governing Council meets every two years to examine UN-Habitat's work and relationships with its partners. It is a high-level forum of governments at the ministerial level during which policy guidelines and the organization's budget are established for the next two-year period.
The 24th Session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) - GC24 - kicks off today, 15 April 2013 and will run upto 19 April 2013 at the UN-Habitat headquarters in Nairobi, Republic of Kenya, under the theme of Sustainable Urban Development: The Role of Cities In Creating Improved Economic Opportunities For All, With Special Reference To Youth and Gender.
Theme: Sustainable Urban Development: The Role of Cities In Creating Improved Economic Opportunities For All, With Special Reference To Youth and Gender.
Date: 15 - 19 April 2013
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Over 475 youth from across Manitoba competed in more than 40 trade and technology fields at the Skills Manitoba Competition 11thApril 2013. Speaking at the event, Dr. Kellie Leitch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, congratulated the participants and outlined recent federal budget measures that will support youth.
Title: UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund
Description: The Fund will provide grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure. Small development initiatives are eligible for grants up to $25,000. These grants aim at promoting youth empowerment as the solution for better urban governance.