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DEMO Africa Showcases African Start-ups Create a Better Business Environment

DEMO Africa

World Development Report 2013 suggests that countries should focus on creating jobs with greater development payoffs. This makes me wonder whether we should also place more emphasis on those entrepreneurial ideas and businesses that could potentially improve the business environment in which other entrepreneurs operate, thereby generating a reproductive effect on the reduction of unemployment.

Online Global Forum: Building A Future Free of Hunger

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Second Committee of the General Assembly, in collaboration with FAO, IFAD and WFP, are organizing on 1 November, a special event on food security and nutrition (http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/food).

Youth Speakers Invited to Present at USAID Policy for Youth in Development


The launch of the first ever USAID Policy for Youth in Development is taking place this Monday, October 29th. Please help ensure that the audience is inclusive of the young people our programs serve and extend the invitation to attend to youth participants and/or graduates of your programs. Visit www.usaidyouthpolicy.eventbrite.com to register.

Confronting the Youth Employment Crisis With a Global Opportunity Marketplace


LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - New Global Opportunity Marketplace ("GO") aims to tackle the youth unemployment crisis by connecting the next generation of talent with opportunities to build businesses, careers and find work anywhere in the world. 

International Day of the Girl Child

United Nations

On October 11, 2012 we recognize girls around the world on the first-ever International Day of the Girl Child, officially endorsed by UN Women, UNFPA, and UNICEF, among others.

Clinton Global Initiative Touches on Key Issues Facing Youth

Clinton Global Initiative

Among the star line-up of speakers and presenters during this year's 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting which addressed a host of pressing global concerns, critical voices on youth provided a necessary reflection on the state of global youth particularly in areas of employment, education, and financial inclusion for youth. Review agenda, topics, and speakers. Read the article here.

The MasterCard Foundation Launches $500 Million Scholars Program to Empower Young People to Lead Change Across Africa

The MasterCard Foundation

An expanding, global network of education institutions and non-profit organizations will serve 15,000 economically disadvantaged young people

CGAP Launches New Website: www.cgap.org


You are invited to visit our newly designed Web site, www.cgap.org. The site incorporates new features that make CGAP content more easily accessible for users around the world.

Click on a particular topic or country and you'll find all the available CGAP content on that topic, including blogs, publications, videos, and data visualizations. Everything appears in context.

Press Release: Launch of the Youth Livelihoods Alliance: Creating Economic Opportunities for Young People

United States Department of State

Under Secretary Maria Otero to Deliver Keynote Address at the Launch of the Youth Livelihoods Alliance: Creating Economic Opportunities for Young People

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 1, 2012


2012 Foreign Assistance Briefing Book (FABB) to Include Chapter on Youth


The InterAction produces the Foreign Assistance Briefing Book (FABB) each time there is an electoral transition. The FABB is distributed to all members of Congress as well as within the Executive branch and at senior leadership levels of USAID and the State Department.

For the first time ever, InterAction is pleased to announce that the FABB will have a section dedicated to youth.  In fact, this is only the second cross-cutting issue that has ever been featured in the FABB.  The other cross-cutting issue covered by the FABB is Gender.


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