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2 02, 2018

Partnership key to ensuring all children can access education – senior UN officials

2018-02-05T15:44:38+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Education, News|

Stressing the importance of quality education for the future of young people and children, senior United Nations officials, including the head of its education agency and the UN youth envoy, called for cooperation to strengthen education and learning programmes in all corners of the world.

2 02, 2018

UN forum’s key message: Young people must be meaningful participants in policy-making

2018-02-05T15:41:00+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|News, Youth|

Young people must be involved at all levels of policy-making and in all processes that affect them, including in the design of national plans, according to a summary statement issued at the end of a United Nations forum on youth.

1 02, 2018

SDG Media Zone during the ECOSOC Youth Forum, Day 2 wrap-up

2018-02-01T23:27:36+00:00 February 1st, 2018|News, SDG Media Zone|

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, held on 30-31 January 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York, offers a unique opportunity for youth to voice their opinions, share ideas, and think together about what they can do to achieve sustainable development.  The SDG Media Zone engages influencers, innovators and youth leaders in [...]

1 02, 2018

South-East Asia region aims to close immunity gap, wipe out measles by 2020 – UN health agency

2018-02-01T16:38:51+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Health, News|

The so-called ‘big six’ countries in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerated strategy to wipe out measles and rubella in the next three years by targeting as many as 500 million children with vaccines.

31 01, 2018

SDG Media Zone during the ECOSOC Youth Forum, Day 1 wrap-up

2018-02-01T22:30:23+00:00 January 31st, 2018|News, SDG Media Zone|

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, held on 30-31 January 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York, offers a unique opportunity for youth to voice their opinions, share ideas, and think together about what they can do to achieve sustainable development.  The SDG Media Zone engages influencers, innovators and youth leaders in [...]

30 01, 2018

Without young people, Global Goals will not be achieved, UN forum told

2018-02-01T16:33:25+00:00 January 30th, 2018|News, Youth|

Today's young people are more connected, dynamic and engaged than ever and the Global Goals can’t happen without them, speakers told an annual United Nations forum, where young leaders called on the Organization keep its promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to creating a prosperous world for everyone on a clean planet.

29 01, 2018

UN health agency finds high levels of antibiotic resistance to world’s most common infections

2018-01-29T22:39:03+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Health, News|

Antimicrobials have been a driver of unprecedented medical and societal advances, but their overuse has resulted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting new surveillance data on Monday which reveals widespread resistance to some of the world’s most common infections, including E. coli and pneumonia.

29 01, 2018

SDG Advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit talks with Jake Horowitz of Mic for SDG Live at World Economic Forum in Davos

2018-01-29T22:22:10+00:00 January 29th, 2018|News, SDG Advocates|

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit spoke with Jake Horowitz, founder of Mic for SDG Live on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Their discussion focused on gender equality, the role of local leadership and how to transform aspirations into practice to achieve the SDGs. Dr. Murabit highlighted [...]

29 01, 2018

Amidst global uncertainty, UN youth envoy urges more support for world’s largest generation of young people [UN Press Release]

2018-01-29T16:49:29+00:00 January 29th, 2018|News, Press material|

Amidst global uncertainty, UN youth envoy urges more support for world’s largest generation of young people Ahead of the largest gathering of young people at the United Nations, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth today called on the international community and governments to strengthen their efforts to support, empower and engage young people, at time [...]

29 01, 2018

Youth leaders ready to ‘roll up their sleeves’ and get to work at annual UN forum

2018-02-01T16:21:55+00:00 January 29th, 2018|News, Youth|

Not content to follow old-school rules to tackle problems like climate change, poverty and inequality, today’s youth – media savvy ‘Millennials’ and the ‘Born in the 90s’ cohort that can’t remember life without the Internet – are using disruptive, new-school innovations to drive change; and they’re heading to the United Nations to talk about building a better world for all.