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A rising tide lifts all boats: Mainstreaming youth empowerment through leadership, innovation & entrepreneurship

Read our latest newsletter to understand how Youth Co:Lab and UNDP Asia-Pacific are mainstreaming youth empowerment throughout their programmes, setting up youth to be leaders in this upcoming Decade Of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Interview with UN Assistant Secretary General Kanni Wignaraja

"A lot of young people who are entrepreneurs, who are our new investors are saying the old ways are just not good enough for us. So the culture change, the behavior change, are driving how we consume, how we produce," says Kanni Wignaraja, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific at UNDP.


We asked Kanni Wignaraja, to answer a few questions from young people in Asia and the Pacific. Watch the video to learn about issues that matter to both UNDP and the region's youth.


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Biplove Singh is one of the 2019 Youth Co:Lab Summit winners for his enterprise Aeroroots, an aeroponic plant installation to grow vegetables without the need for soil or pesticides.


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Youth employment: why business as usual won’t cut it

Tackling youth unemployment and reshaping the future of work is one of the most urgent challenges In Asia-Pacific and UNDP. This is how we are working with partner governments to take up systemic, portfolio approaches to create change in Bhutan. 

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"The name PHINIX was inspired by the phoenix bird, which dies and gets reborn into a new bird."

Meet Pamela Mejia, the founder of a social enterprise that upcycles textile waste into shoes and bags. 

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