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02 Dec 14,
International

YOUTH WELL-BEING: MEASURING WHAT MATTERS!

21 Nov 14,
International

In this five-part series commissioned by Restless Development’s Global Policy and Practice unit, Dr Nicole Goldin asks what it would take in practical terms to have young people at the very heart of both monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals and also holding governments to account for their delivery. In this first piece, released as global civil society convenes at the CIVICUS International Civil Society Week, Dr Goldin explores the particular role civil society movements and organisations could play.

14 Nov 14,
International

The CIVICUS World Assembly is one of the key global moments in any year for global civil society. Restless Development will be joining this year’s Assembly as part of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2014, taking place in Johannesburg from 19th to 24th November under the banner of ‘Citizen Action, People Power’.

24 Oct 14,
International

On Wednesday 24th October, Restless Development and KPMG won the Charity Times Award 2014  for Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year, celebrating the BRIGHT programme and their wider partnership.

 

23 Oct 14,
International

Help us empower young people in Ghana to lead the crowdsourcing of a Gov Youth Act!

28 Sep 14,
International

We've partnered up with the Overseas Development Institute and Plan UK to develop Partners for Change: Youth and Governance in a Post-2015 World. The report was launched at this year's United Nations General Assembly by a few members of the Plan UK - Restless Development Youth Governance and Accountability Task Team.

 

22 Sep 14,
International

This week a group of youth advocates and members of our Global Policy and Practice team are off to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

08 Sep 14,
International

After receiving hundreds of applications from young people across the country, we have now recruited all 200 of our Ebola Outreach Interns to begin the Ebola awareness-raising campaign in Sierra Leone.

28 Aug 14,
International

The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone continues to reach unprecedented levels of infection, having now spread to almost all parts of the country, meaning the situation is becoming ever more urgent. Restless Development has been able to mobilize hundreds of Ebola Outreach Interns in a matter of days, who will carry out lifesaving work in communities at risk.

18 Aug 14,
International

Today the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) launched the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development to positively influence the new development agenda.

12 Aug 14,
International

We don’t often get a chance to #GetToKnow young people living in developing countries - who they are, their hobbies and their day-to-day lives – and see just how much we each have in common.

01 Aug 14,
International

In mid-July, the Open Working Group met for the last time, in the 13th and last session of the group, at UN Headquarters in New York. The Co-Chair Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, was right when opening the meeting by noting that the last session promised to be a marathon, “where the last mile is unbelievably mentally and physically challenging”. A marathon it was indeed.

22 Jul 14,
International

Restless Development is joining young people, civil society organisations, and governments from around the world at the first Girl Summit held in the UK.

17 Jul 14,
International

This week, Big Idea Project Manager Rach Litster and Policy and Practice Director Mark Nowottny are in Berlin for the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival.

30 Jun 14,
International

Igroom Lama, a young woman from Nepal with support from the UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, attended the ECOSOC Youth forum in New York. This is her blog on her experience, reflecting on Nepali development and her recommendations for a successful Post 2015 agenda.

20 Jun 14,
International

Over the past year, Restless Development has been working with the UNAIDS Youth Team. This has involved supporting a network of global youth-led organisations active in the global HIV response, called the PACT. With support from UNAIDS, this network...

16 Jun 14,
International

THE BIG IDEA: A GOVERNANCE ROLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE UNDERPINNING THE NEW DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Restless Development’s Chief Executive Nik Hartley spoke at the United Nations as the opening address, alongside Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council, and the President of the UN General Assembly at the beginning of June 2014.

This is a summary of his speech.

11 Jun 14,
International

The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, co-chaired the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Global Summit held in London in June 2014. Restless Development was invited to attend the fringe event on the youth day on first day of the summit.

02 Jun 14,
International

RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT CEO NIK OPENS ECOSOC YOUTH FORUM 2014

06 May 14,
International

In a follow-up blog, Dawn Humphreys, a Development Advocate at Restless Development, describes some of the challenges and successes of the youth delegation at the first high level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. Restless Development supported seven young people to take part as Panellists, Delegates and Communicators. See the original blog here.

We are the Youth Collective. If you believe in the power of young people, join our movement.

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