The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women for Youth
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, or CEDAW, is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women in all areas and promotes women’s equal rights. CEDAW is often described as the international bill of...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Conversation featuring the Secretary General of the OAS, the Assistant Secretary General, and representatives of civil society organizations and other social actors
In the context of the 46th OAS General Assembly, the institution’s highest authorities, along with representatives of civil society organizations in the Hemisphere, will exchange views on their main concerns, public policies throughout the region, and the role of the Organization. More information...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Women's Executive Director join forces for gender equality
During a High-level event on March 16, 2016 on how to achieve gender equality during the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations Headquarters, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the Executive Director of UN Women Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted that the...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
CSW60 Youth Forum
UN Women and YWCA will host the CSW60 Youth Forum on March 11th and 12th 2016, a few days before the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 60 starts in New York. This forum, a first of its kind, will be open to all young women and young men between the ages of 18 and 30. It will allow the youth...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Compete in the Peoples’ Voices Challenge and be part of the Peoples’ Voices Awards!
More than 8 million people from 194 countries have participated in the Global Conversation to define the new global development agenda. This is the largest consultation ever conducted by the United Nations. By competing in the Peoples’ Voices Challenge you will be eligible to win a Peoples’ Voices...
Male students Kyrgystan UNWOMEN
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Coming of age, youth become gender equality champions in Kyrgyzstan
Photo-UNWOMEN/Umatai Dauletova By the shores of the deep blue Issyk-Kul Lake in the Tian Shan Mountains in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, the sound of happy adolescent laughter echoes across the normally tranquil Sinegorye resort. In July 2014, more than 40 students and several teachers from seven...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?
Political institutions have traditionally been created in male dominated societies in which men formulate the rules of the political game.  Although traditional political institutions have undertaken efforts to become more accessible for young people and women, it seems these efforts were not...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions
Presentation on Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions given by Pablo Angulo, Youth Program Associate at the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) at the Expert Group Meeting: Youth, Development and Rights.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Call for Applications: Experts on Youth, Democratic Governance and Participation
One of UNDP’s Youth Strategy key aims is to strengthen youth civic engagement and participation in decision making and political processes and institutions (Youth Strategy Outcome 2). When young men and women understand their rights, they can become empowered to engage in civil society, public...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Call for Applications: Experts on Youth, Democratic Governance and Participation
One of UNDP’s Youth Strategy key aims is to strengthen youth civic engagement and participation in decision making and political processes and institutions (Youth Strategy Outcome 2). When young men and women understand their rights, they can become empowered to engage in civil society, public...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Cross Cutting Issues
The following information has been collected by the iKNOW Politics network and covers several issue areas.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Confidence, Capacity, Connections: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership
Whether you are part of an established organization or association, an aspiring politician, an individual with a project idea or someone struggling to balance too many roles and responsibilities in your life, this guide is designed to provide you with the basic tools necessary to start taking...