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Angola, Namibia and South Africa sign world’s first large marine ecosystem legal framework

Benguela, Angola — With the signing of the Benguela Current Convention, Angola, Namibia and South Africa will work together on the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem, one of the richest ecosystems on earth. Stretching from Port Elizabeth inLue lisää (englanti)

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World’s most powerful women call for stronger political role for females

New York – More than 20 of the world’s most powerful women called for more political participation for women as a crucial step for democracy, peace and sustainable economic and social development at an event during the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly today. Among heads ofLue lisää (englanti)

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Yemen takes historic step as millions vote

Sana’a - After months of chaos and the ghost of civil war, Yemen marked a new chapter Tuesday as millions of Yemenis voted to end the turmoil and move towards a new future. The presidential election is the first critical benchmark in a two-year transitional period, and voters turned out in largeLue lisää (englanti)

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Yemenis head to the polls to elect president

Yemenis head to the polls today to bring a close to more than three decades of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rule.  These elections are a first step towards the implementation of the political transition agreement, based on the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative, signed on November 23rd ofLue lisää (englanti)

Young Latin Americans welcome future with optimism, but demand less corruption, poverty and violence

Madrid - Young people in Latin America, Portugal and Spain are optimistic about their future—two out of three believe that in five years they will be better off than they are now—, according to the 1st Ibero-American Youth Survey (available in Spanish), presented today in Madrid. The first studyLue lisää (englanti)

Young people celebrate and document hope in post-earthquake Haiti

Port-au-Prince— In commemoration of the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Haiti’s Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action and the United Nations Population Fund celebrated the crucial role Haitian children and young people have played inLue lisää (englanti)

Youth employment and empowerment in Sierra Leone

Dozens of students discuss skills with a UN representative in a training center in Makeni, in the center of Sierra Leone (Photo: Jas Kaminski/UNDP)UNDP and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) have been supporting Sierra Leone's youths through a number of training courses that willLue lisää (englanti)

Youth in Sierra Leone find hope in entrepreneurship

In eastern Sierra Leone, the Kono district is well known for diamond mining. However, during a decade of civil war, this district also gained notoriety for the brutal violence meted out to the local population. Youth unemployment was a major cause of that violence. Today, a high unemploymentLue lisää (englanti)

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Zambia: Olympic Movement gives US$ 50,000 for youth sports and conservation efforts

Lusaka – International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge on Saturday contributed USD 50,000 towards a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported initiative that engages Zambian youth in sports activities while promoting conservation of the environment. Mr Rogge was in Zambia asLue lisää (englanti)

Zambia: biodiversity and livelihoods go hand in hand

One of the fifteen "scout houses" overseeing biodiversity laws in Lunga National Park The North-Western province of Zambia is often referred to as an awakening giant in the Zambian economy because of its natural resource base. The discovery of huge copper deposits in the area andLue lisää (englanti)

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