Written by: Judith Mulwa Colombia, April 2016: UN-Habitat’s Youth Unit in partnership with Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) launched the Colombia Urban Youth Fund Window at the AIESEC’s Youth Speak Forum. Over 300 young people witnessed the event from the Latin America & the Caribbean region, as well as UN-Habitat’s Youth and Livelihood Unit Leader, … Continue reading Launch of the Colombia Urban Youth Fund Window and Project Management Training Workshop 2016
The first Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly at APUF-6 in Jakarta, 17-18 October (APUFY) (Application deadline: 30 September 2015) Are you a young person from Asia and the Pacific aged 18-32, and passionate about urban issues? Read on! BACKGROUND As an official side event of the 6th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6) in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Asia-Pacific … Continue reading Call for Applications! APUFY 2015
On April 17th this year in Nairobi, Kenya, UN-Habitat and Urban Youth Academy (UYA) met to discuss their mutual global cooperation. UYA is a Korea based organization that is aiming to empower global urban youth especially underprivileged youth in developing countries. UYA is also the implementing partner for running a “Lotte Window” for UN-Habitat’s Urban … Continue reading For the global urban youth
Every year, over 8,000 youth-led organizations apply to the UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund. The fund offers grants of between 5,000USD and 25,000 USD to winning submissions in a very competitive selection and only about 30-40 entries are eligible for the grant annually. These organizations span various sectors, from technology and agriculture to education and poverty … Continue reading Urban Youth Fund
Habitat III is the third Habitat agenda conference which will be held in Quito, Ecuador in october 2016. It will set a #NewUrbanAgenda globally, and is likely to have a large impact on how our cities and settlements will look in the future. It is also the first big UN-conference to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals … Continue reading Your chance to get your voice heard in #HabitatIII!
On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. The theme of International Youth Day, 12 August 2015, is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation … Continue reading International #YouthDay: Join the Twitter discussion!