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YEN Marketplace announces "Ask an Entrepreneur" Webinar Series

YEN Marketplace

YEN is launching the "Ask an Entrepreneur" webinar series aimed at young people who are starting up or are thinking about starting a business. It is a chance to speak with a phenomenal line up of young entrepreneurs who have built successful companies and have valuable experiences to share. Over the next 5 weeks, every Wednesday at 09:00 EST, we will showcase one young entrepreneur who will focus on a particular theme.

Press Release: USAID Launches New Policy on Youth in Development


WASHINGTON, DC – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the release of USAID’s Policy on Youth in Development, the first Agency-wide guidance to recognize young people as a driving force in global development and promote youth participation as partners and leaders. The policy’s guiding principles support USAID’s efforts to mainstream youth in development, carry out effective programs, and elevate youth participation throughout the world.

Press Release: International youth development community applauds USAID’s new Policy for Youth In Development

Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD)

WASHINGTON (November 1, 2012) – The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) today welcomes the launch of USAID’s first-ever Policy for Youth In Development as a timely and important demonstration of USAID’s commitment to an historic cohort of young people worldwide.

Invitation to Guest Blog on new USAID Policy for Youth In Development


 and USAID are seeking 2 – 3 blogs in response to the new USAID Policy for Youth In Development! This is a unique opportunity to share your organizations perspectives on the first policy of its kind from USAID and to amplify youth development as a community.

USAID will be blogging and we will hear from several Mission directors via video feed on why this policy is important to their work at Monday’s event. We look forward to augmenting these blogs with diverse perspectives from the non-profit, private and foundation sector. Share your views!

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.


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