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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.

TRAINING: Young, Wild & Living Green Practical Training, February 2016

Myanmar Youth Empowerment Opportunities

Center for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E Center) seeks participants for the practical training course “Young, Wild and Living Green” towards Ecological Lifestyle for youth leaders. Young citizens coming from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement and extracurricular activities, have a strong concern for the environment, and have a good command of English are invited to apply for the program.

SCHOLARSHIP: Fully Funded Study in Romania, February 2016

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Romania

Applications are invited for Romanian Government scholarships available for citizens of non EU countries. Up to 85 scholarships are awarded for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Romania. The monthly amount is granted to the students of the 1st (licenta) and 2nd (master) cycle throughout the whole academic year, the winter and spring vacation included, but not during the summer vacation. For full-time students of the 3rd cycle (doctorate), the monthly amount is granted throughout the whole calendar year.

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.

REPORT: The Twin Challenges of Child Labour and Youth Employment in the Arab States: An Overview, February 2016

International Labour Organization

Overcoming the twin challenges of child labour and youth marginalisation is critical for realising the ILO Decent Work Agenda and for social and economic development more generally. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there were still some 144 million children aged 5-14 years at work worldwide in 2012, accounting for around 12 per cent of total children in this age group.

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REPORT: Young and female - a double strike? Gender analysis of school-to-work transition surveys in 32 developing countries, January 2016

International Labour Organization

Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment remain one of the most pressing challenges of inclusive growth and sustainable development. Gender equality has intrinsic value as an essential aspect of human dignity and social justice. The earlier its premises are instilled at the household and individual levels, the more powerful they become in enabling young women to take advantage of a wider range of opportunities to fulfill their goals and aspirations.

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SUMMIT: Global Youth Summit 2016, February 2016

Global Changemakers

We will be bringing 60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 for a life-changing week of training sessions, networking and workshops. In order to apply you must fill in an online application as well as send us a two-minute video describing your efforts to bring about a positive change in your communities and about your ambitions. We will invite the strongest candidates to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring gepgraphical and gender representation.

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.

Why the UN is Prioritizing Youth in 2016

The WorldPost

Youth are too often overlooked as stakeholders in conversations about global governance. When the conversation is about sustainability, no demographic should be more front and center than the youth (individuals aged 15-24) who will inherit the world we shape now. Currently, youth stats are unsustainable. In response to this youth unemployment crisis, and in an effort to engage youth in governing for the future, the United Nations Economic and Social Council hosted a Youth Forum this month.

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