Aga Khan University faculty appointed as UNESCO Chair on Youth Leadership

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appointed Professor. Marleen Temmerman as its Chair on Youth Leadership in Science, Health, Gender and Education. The new role will see Professor ​​​​Temmerman contribute to global policies and development programmes on health and education among youth in line with UNESCO’s priorities and targets under the…

Afghanistan: “The main victims in the fight to reach peace are young people.” — Interview with Bashir Ahmad Fatehi on Heinrich Boell Foundation de

The main victims in the fight to reach peace and security are young people. Nonetheless, in government decision making, the role of young politicians is negligible; this shows what the government’s motivations actually are. Photo: Rah-e-Madanyat daily newspaper. All rights reserved.   Bashir Ahmad Fatehi has been busy with cultural and educational projects since completing…

Afghanistan: Youth in Transition — By Susanne Schmeidl on Heinrich Boell Foundation|Young Afghans in search for a better future

Mobility has long been a survival strategy for many Afghans during the past decades of conflict and economic uncertainty. This article discusses the impact of a deteriorating security situation, international security transitions, a faltering economy and declining international assistance, and the demographic stress of rapid population growth and urbanization on the two-thirds of the Afghan…

“Festiwalla 2014” Youth Theater Festival (Jugendtheaterfestival) in Berlin from 26 Nov to 29 Nov. 2014| Against Wars

Festiwalla 2014 Jugendtheaterfestival Mi, 26. November 2014 — Sa, 29. November 2014 Festiwalla | © Felipe Frozza Ist Krieg wirklich so weit weg? Betrifft er nur die Vergangenheit oder andere Länder? Jenseits der Gedächtnispflege um den 100. Jahrestag des Ausbruchs des Großen Kriegs betrachtet und hinterfragt FESTIWALLA 2014 kriegerische Handlungen aus dem Blickwinkel der Jugend….

The world descends on Johannesburg — One Young World com news story on the Summit in which 1,250 young leaders from 190 countries are meeting

Today Johannesburg will welcome 1,250 young leaders from 190 countries as the One Young World Summit 2013 kicks off with its Opening Ceremony at the FNB Stadium. The representatives of the world’s youth are being joined by a host of One Young World Counsellors: global figures who are committed to promoting youth issues. Counsellors attending…

Far East youth partake in a splash of Thai culture — The Ismaili

The group gathered in front of Wat Phrabuddhasrisongkhlanakarin, an ornate Buddhist shrine at the centre of Songkhla in southern Thailand. Photo: Naeem Ullah Khan and Shaakir Siraj Earlier this year, Ismaili youth from the Far East came together in Songkhla city in the Hat Yai province of Thailand to take in Songkran, the Thai new…

Afganistan Video: Skateistan represents an oasis where children can be children and build the kinds of cross-cultural relationships

In a country with innumerable problems, Skateistan represents an oasis where children can be children and build the kinds of cross-cultural relationships that Afghanistan needs for future stability. Programmer’s Note: Former professional snowboarder Orlando von Einsiedel found that the Skateistan project combined two worlds he felt very passionate about: extreme sports and social work. The…

Podcast: The young people who want to change the World – World Economic Forum

This week’s Inside the World Economic Forum podcast features the Global Shapers Community. Listen to David Aikman, Head of the Global Shapers Community at the Forum, and two Shapers in the Geneva Hub, Elianna Sabbag Moquette and Sarah Noble, discuss how young people are changing the world. “The Global Shapers Community was created out of two…

Reclaiming Jinnah’s Pakistan – By Shehrbano Taseer at Pak Tea House Net

 (Courtesy Jinnah Institute)  I watched my father Salmaan Taseer break into a smile as Aasia Noreen placed her ink-stained thumb on a mercy petition marked for President Zardari. Pakistan’s founder, secularist Mohammed Ali Jinnah stared down silently from his portrait on the wall. Six weeks later, as my father was lowered into an early grave…

Girls get all top positions in Karakuram University SSC exams (via PAMIR TIMES)

GILGIT: Girls students outshined boys by claiming all the top positions in Gilgit-Baltistan Karakoram International University (KIU) SSC examination 2011 results announced on Saturday. “Of 14730 students in all, 6347 succeeded in SSC examination in Gilgit-Baltistan,” said Shahid Ali Khan, controller of examination KIU while announcing results at the university. Abida Parveen topped the examinations…