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BLOG: Young Women and Work: International Women's Day, March 2016

The World Bank

Development happens through jobs. They allow families to escape poverty, individuals to develop skills, and excluded groups such as women and youth to gain economic independence. This blog presents solutions that will lead to more, better and inclusive jobs brings by presenting ideas and perspectives from global thought leaders on the jobs challenge. The most recent World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report found that while over the past 10 years 250 million more women have entered the labor force, women’s average annual earnings today remain a decade behind men’s. 

REPORT: Findings from Five Youth-Inclusive Rural Finance Pilot Projects, March 2016

Making Cents International, Silatech, IFAD

Rural youth in developing countries make up a large and vulnerable group. Globally, three quarters of the poor live in rural areas, and about one-half of this population is young people. This young and growing population confronts a number of challenges, including poor quality of education, lack of basic infrastructure, lack of access to or control of sufficient land for farming, and, for girls in particular, more traditional cultural norms, which severely hinder their ability to build sustainable livelihoods.

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FELLOWSHIP: YSEALI Professional Fellowship, March 2016

Young Southeast Asian Leaders

Over the course of a year, 250 YSEALI Professionals will have five-week placements in U.S. non-profit organizations and state and local government offices. YSEALI Professional Fellows will work in the field of Civic engagement, NGO management, Economic empowerment, Governance, Legislative process, Environmental and natural resources management. Learn how to become a YSEALI Professional Fellow. Or, if you are 18-25, you could be eligible to be a YSEALI Academic Fellow.

FELLOWSHIP: Global Good Fund, March 2016

The Global Good Fund

The Global Good Fund is accepting applications from social entrepreneurs for our 2017 Fellowship Program cohort.The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 15-month program supporting the leadership development of young social entrepreneurs across the globe. The Global Good Fund  invests in these innovators by pairing them with executives who serve as Coaches, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital.

FELLOWSHIP: JAUW International, February 2016

The Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW)

The Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) is accepting fellowship applications from women students/researchers to study or conduct research at any of the host institutions in Japan. The 2016 JAUW International Fellowship Program offers core funding to pursue the ongoing study/research. All the applications must be submitted by March 31, 2016. All the Application documents must be typed in English written, and/or if written in any other language(s), will not be reviewed.

BLOG: Employers-Young Workers are Your Diamonds in the Rough, February 2016

U.S. Small Business Administration

My first job was at G. H. Wilke’s jewelry store in San Gabriel, California.  When I was in high school, the Wilke family put me to work dusting the jewelry window displays.  Simple as it was, that first task taught me responsibility, reliability, creativity and the importance of listening. In my first few weeks on the job I learned about customer service and making personal connections as I greeted customers. I also learned how to assemble inviting window displays and think about the customer experience.

BLOG: Pakistani Youth See Opportunity in a Globalized Economy, February 2016

The World Bank

More than 400 students today packed the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) auditorium in Karachi. They were eager to interact with Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group and discuss social innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth in Pakistan. This is an important theme for Pakistan and one particularly relevant to the country’s young population. Nearly two-thirds of Pakistan’s population is 24 years old or under. This represents an unprecedented opportunity as young Pakistanis can greatly contribute to growth and development.

BLOG: Empowering Youth for Ensuring Better Rural Future, February 2016

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)

I perceive participating in Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) in South Africa as a marvelous opportunity to augment my knowledge through the mutual sharing of skills and expertise among the scholars and bright mind scientist. I believe this conference as an adventure to synergize fruitful innovative ideas which will help to nurture the young professional and consequently bring the new insight into sustainable agricultural development. 

Fast Facts: Youth as Partners for the Implementation of the SDG's

UNDP

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the international community’s ambitious response to today’s most pressing global development challenges. It will guide our development priorities for an entire generation. Young people played a key role in shaping this agenda and understand the stakes: they experience first-hand many of the issues it seeks to address. The goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda are interconnected, aiming to integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. 

Highlights from 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

United Nations

On 1-2 February 2016, over 800 young leaders from around the world, along with high-level national and international policy makers, convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum. The forum provided a platform for young people to engage in dialogue with member states and other stakeholders on concrete commitments and actions to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and discussed how youth can be involved in its implementation and follow up.

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