Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for achieving peace and positive social change for all

The event is organized by the United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development (UNDESA-DSPD) in collaboration with United for All Peoples (UP) and the participation of Disabled Peoples International (DPI) Manhattan Multicultural Counseling (MMC).

Friday, 14 July 2017, United Nations Headquarters in New York

See the programme.

Skills for the Future of Work

Event on “World Youth Skills Day 2017: Skills for the Future of Work” (on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day (15 July)) (co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Youth and the International Labour Organization (ILO))

Monday, 17 July 2017 15:00 to 18:00 Conference Room 3 UNHQ

All are invited. For further information, please contact Ms. Jessica Pak, ILO (e-mail

Global Youth Video Competition 2017

The theme of Global Youth Video Competition 2017 is “Mobilizing climate action related to cities and oceans”. The Competition welcomes youth of 18 to 30 years old to share a project or campaign they are involved in which relates to one of this year’s categories in a compelling and concise maximum three minute video.

Category 1: Climate friendly and resilient cities

Developing sustainable cities and communities is one of the key components in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change. We are asking young people to submit videos that showcase activities which contribute to climate friendly and resilient cities.

Category 2: Oceans and climate change

Oceans absorb much of the temperature rise and 30% of the carbon dioxide produced by humans, this is leading to higher levels of acidity. Sea levels are also on the rise and threaten many coastal communities. We are asking for videos on actions youth are taking to address challenges related to oceans and waterways.

Read more about Global Youth Video Competition 2017