Children and youth
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The world's population is young, with nearly 2.2 billion people under the age of 18 of which 85 percent are living in developing countries. Children and young people are concerned, thoughtful citizens, capable of participating in, and changing the society of which they are a part; and they have an important role to play in addressing and affecting the issues of our world.
In addition, children and young people have enthusiasm, imagination and abundant energy to undertake local actions, act as effective communicators in their communities and be involved in international arenas. FAO with a number of partners is therefore developing resources, activities and the mechanisms to enhance awareness, access to information and participation of children and young people in a range of environmental, social and sustainable development issues, including climate change.
| | 7 March 2014
YUNGA has partnered with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO) to produce the Junior Farmer Field and Life School (JFFLS). JFFLS aims to empower vulnerable youth, and provide them with the livelihood options and gender-sensitive skills needed for long-term food security while reducing their vulnerability to destitution and risk coping strategies. New modules on Climate Change, Aquaculture and Community Seed Banks are now available! Enjoy it, share it, get involved! [more
| | 27 February 2014
Would you like to know more about Climate Change? Check out the UNCC:Learn Introductory E-Course on Climate Change. The course is completely FREE and is split into the following 6 modules: 1. Climate Change Science 2. International Legal and Policy Framework for Climate Change 3. Climate Change Adaptation 4. Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Development 5. Climate Change Finance 6. Planning for Climate Change To make a start just follow the link below and register. Please note the course works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. http://unccelearn.org/ [more
| | 17 February 2014
Almost 400 drawings from 42 different countries were received for our drawing competition themed 'Food for a Healthy World'! Congratulations to all participants for their beautiful submissions; we are now delighted to announce the winners in each age category - see the winning entries here: www.fao.org/climatechange/youth/83719/en [more
| | 5 February 2014
Are you, or is anyone you know, working on a project related to Children's Rights? Nominations are open until 1st March 2014 for the International Children's Peace Prize! Young people aged 12-18 who are devoted to working on Children's Rights are eligible for nomination. You can download a nomination form (in English or Spanish) from www.childrenspeaceprize.org . Send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org today! [more
| | 8 January 2014
If you're from Africa and passionate about development issues, take a look at the new Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders! This new programme aims to support young African leaders, as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. Apply now! [more