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Addressing unemployment by entrepreneurship
Feb 23, 2010 The labour ministry of Bhutan has concluded its first entrepreneurship training for unemployed youth from the poorest regions. Organised as part of UNDP’s human security project, the programme aims to create new employment opportunities and reduce rural-urban migration.
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Joblessness driving Afghan youth to extremism
Mar 11, 2010 Authorities have voiced concern about the increasing number of Afghan youth joining Taliban driven by unemployment and poverty. While ideological motivation is one of the reasons, it has become necessary for the government to reduce corruption and create job opportunities for long term growth and social cohesion.
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Analysis: Humanitarian fallout from Nepal's constitutional stalemate
Jun 29, 2012 Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) takes a look at the constitutional deadlock in Nepal, and the quick succession of governments, in which five Prime Ministers have held office in the past four years.
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Teen pregnancy translates into end of childhood: UN
Jul 14, 2013 Drawing attention towards teen pregnancy, the UN has advised young girls to make informed choices.
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Promoting youth employment through skills development
Aug 12, 2013 As the world celebrates International Youth Day, India's biggest challenge remains having a young population that is unemployable due to lack of skills. For the ILO, this is a major focus area and much needs to be done before India's huge youth population goes into a crisis.
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Bangladesh government urged to create more job opportunities
May 19, 2009 Speakers gathered at a recent workshop in Dhaka called upon the government to make special budgetary allocation for the country's youth. Organised by a local NGO in association with the Millennium Campaign, the workshop discussed policy measures to create more employment opportunities in Bangladesh.
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PPP model mooted for skilling Indian youth
Aug 05, 2014 It is absolutely necessary to ensure that the industry be made a major partner in skilling India, said Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State – Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
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The ‘art’ of sustainable development
Aug 14, 2012 Nokia launched “Create To Inspire,” a fellowship programme with Oxfam India to engage India’s youth on sustainable consumption, initially kick-starting in the cities of Delhi and Hyderabad.
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There's more to development than GDPs, says ex-PM of Bhutan
Aug 23, 2012 Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba, former Prime Minister of Bhutan and currently serving as the Minister of Works and Human Settlement, talks to OneWorld South Asia in an exclusive interview about his country and the changes it is undergoing, owing to its steadfast belief in inclusive development.
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Adolescents at the heart of development
Aug 19, 2011 UNICEF's report The state of the World's children 2011 brings out the urgent need to invest in adolescents and their future, to successfully tackle poverty at its root.
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"Financial inclusion is a channel that helps get people into the financial mainstream, connecting them with opportunity"
Jul 12, 2012 Being one of the leaders in the electronic money market, for MasterCard, financial inclusion through entrepreneurship is the best way to help the under-privileged. Patricia Devereux, Group Head, Corporate Philanthropy and Citizenship for MasterCard Worldwide, talks to OneWorld South Asia about MasterCard's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and philosophy.
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MGNREGA: India to provide skill-development training
Jul 23, 2012 Indian government has decided to provide skill-development training to one member of each family, which has completed 100 man days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA.
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NTPC is the first PSU to launch Udaan Programme
Nov 23, 2012 The Udaan programme has been now taken up by NTPC, which the organisation is implementing by training young people from the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Youth as agents of cultural change
Nov 14, 2008 UNFPA’s latest publication: State of the World Population Report 2008 argues that culturally sensitive approaches are critical for the realisation of human rights and gender equality. The report’s Youth Supplement showcases the role of young people in thus meeting new challenges.
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Harping on youth for sustainable future
Nov 04, 2009 At an interactive discussion organised by TERI University in India’s national capital, panellists from different fields highlighted the need for youth to participate in the collective fight against climate change. With technology and knowledge capital at hand, youngsters can usher in a sustainable future for all.
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Indian youth propose ideas for meeting MDGs
Nov 13, 2009 Pioneering ideas and solutions can help accelerate progress towards building a just and humane society. During ‘Mera India – Bridge the Gap’ contest in India’s national capital, many ideas to meet the MDGs were floated.
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UN trust fund to boost youth volunteerism
Jan 29, 2013 A new trust fund aimed at boosting youth volunteerism has been established with the goal of transforming the energy of the world’s young people into tangible global development targets, the United Nations has announced.
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Promoting social entrepreneurship for a greener planet
Jan 29, 2013 Social entrepreneurship is being touted as an effective tool for engaging youth, to create a greener planet and a more just society.
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Equip youth to fight climate extremes: experts
Feb 02, 2013 Young people should be equipped with knowledge to enable them to find solutions to the problems confronting today’s world, said panelists at the 13th Delhi Sustainability Development Summit in New Delhi.
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Young people step up green initiatives
Jan 20, 2012 The upcoming Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012 recognises the power of youth to break new ground on sustainable development.
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Young change makers go green at DSDS
Jan 31, 2012 Students from across the world interact with experts and learn about responsible behaviour towards the earth at the YUVA Meet organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) as part of its Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS).
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YUVA Meet 2012: Agenda
Jan 30, 2012
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"Youth inherit the responsibility of looking after the earth"
Jan 30, 2012 The youth are becoming more and more aware of the problems facing the earth due to environmental pollution and degradation, says Ranjana Saikia, Director of Educating Youth for Sustainable Development Division, TERI.
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Rural BPO changes life for youth in southern India
Feb 17, 2009 Youngsters in the city of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh are beaming with confidence. Working in a BPO has opened new vistas of opportunities for those hailing from neighbouring villages, and given young women financial independence.
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A platform for unheard voices from Kashmir
Apr 17, 2009 MTV Iggy, in collaboration with Video Volunteers, brings fearless stories from Kashmir where local youth narrate their experiences from the hotbed of conflict. These videos capture voices of sufferings to engage the global community for a constructive change in the region.
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Young minds changing the world with ICTs
May 12, 2009 At the UN Global Forum on Information and Communication to be held in June, World Summit Youth Award winners will present their innovative creations. By using various digital and mobile content, these youths have paved a way for communities to deal with everyday crisis.
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WFP reaches out to youth via web
May 27, 2009 A new ‘teachers and students’ section will soon appear on the website of the World Food Programme. Aiming for more participation from youth in the fight against hunger, it plans to contain attractive online features like gaming, videos, news and maps.
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Picture stories
Jan 21, 2010 Using photography as a tool, young people in Bangladesh are narrating the beauty and tragedy of their lives. A collection of their photos, exhibited and published in a book, aims to raise awareness on wider social issues, while helping them gain confidence.
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Counselling centre aids remote Afghan youth
Aug 26, 2010 UNICEF-funded Psycho-social Counseling Training programme organised by YICC in remote Daikundi province of Afghanistan provided a platform for the young participants to discuss problems of domestic conflict and gender violence. The centers aim to empower them to develop skills and actively participate in society.
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Delhi youth Stand Up to Take Action
Oct 17, 2008 On the International Day against Poverty, Indian students took forward the message of MDGs amongst the capital's citizens. The two hour event at a popular public space also hosted a photo exhibition and a street play to spread awareness on the need to eradicate poverty.
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