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Jeune S3 Alliance at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2017

  The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform dealing with sustainable development, and was formally established in July 2013. It meets every year under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, and every four years under the auspices of the General Assembly. Its mandate is to:…

Young voices at the Human Rights Council

On June 2, 2017, the World YWCA hosted its second annual Youth Forum preceding the June session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC35). The forum gave youth a much-needed platform to discuss human rights and influence decision-makers. According to the UN Population Fund, the global youth population is 1.8 billion, the largest…

Registration to HRC Youth Forum is now open!

  The Human Rights Council (HRC) is one of the most important international mechanisms for strengthening, promoting and protecting human rights. Yet, youth participation at the Council is limited. There is an urgent need for clear guidance on how young people can participate and engage meaningfully in the regular sessions of HRC and…

Girls in ICT 2017

  Economic empowerment through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the World YWCA’s key programmes. The participation of more young women and girls in science and math programmes is crucial to increase the number of innovative solutions to address community needs and ultimately realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On Girls…

Happy World YWCA Day 2017!

Message from our General Secretary: Malayah Harper It is really my pleasure to extend an invitation to celebrate, in solidarity, World YWCA Day—a day where we recognize our achievements and really also look to the future in terms of how we stand together in solidarity and create a better world. When Lady Mary…

Apply to become the next UN Secretary General Envoy for Youth!

The United Nation’s Secretary General has launched the call for nominations for the next Youth Envoy and we are excited to be a nominating agency for the YWCA!  This position is key, as the candidate will report directly to the UN Secretary General himself. The Envoy has a critical task to: Harmonize the UN system…

Creating new opportunities in conflict and post conflict countries

The Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting a three-year programme focussing on economic empowerment of women in conflict and post conflict countries in Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, South Sudan and Tanzania. The project comes to an end in April 2017.  At the beginning of the month, five participating YWCA associations met in Kathmandu, Nepal…

Young women rise up at CSW61

Last week, the World YWCA led a delegation of more than 135 women and young women from 25 different member associations to advocate for women’s rights and empowerment at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York. Previous to the official opening of the event, more than half of…

Apply! Youth Forum at the UN Human Rights Council

Apply now to make your voice heard at the next Youth Forum at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland! The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is one of the most important international mechanisms to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights around the world. The Youth Forum takes place on 2 June, right before…

Let’s get digital at CSW61 Youth Forum!

CSW61 Youth Forum Social Media Toolkit The Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW 61) is a critical opportunity for young people and adolescents in all their diversities to: Convene in advance of the official opening of CSW Raise their voices and amplify common concerns and advocacy…

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