1502, 2017

Smurfs team up with United Nations in 2017 for a happier, more peaceful and equitable world

February 15th, 2017|News, Partnerships, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

(New York, NY – 15 February 2017) – The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched today by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation.

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage everyone to […]

3001, 2017

At Youth Forum, Guterres calls for youth to share their stories

January 30th, 2017|News, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

The Youth Forum offers young people an opportunity to voice their opinions, share ideas and think about what they can do to achieve sustainable development.

2301, 2017

UN Forum to highlight significant role of youth in promoting a sustainable future for all

January 23rd, 2017|News, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

The 6th ECOSOC Youth Forum provides a critical global platform where youth ministers and others can contribute to discussions on issues affecting young people.

1511, 2016

Film4Climate contest winners showcase effects of climate change

November 15th, 2016|Climate change, News, Youth|

Connect4Climate announced the winners of the contest at a special ceremony on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech.

2209, 2016

More than $2B pledged for well-being of women, children, adolescents

September 22nd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

The pledges, made by long-standing and new partners in the Every Woman Every Child movement, are part of new commitments in support of the the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health.

1909, 2016

United Nations Announces Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals

September 19th, 2016|News, Partnerships, Press material, Youth|

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today unveiled the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Social Good Summit in New York.

The 17 Young Leaders have been recognized for their leadership and contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a […]

2408, 2016

ILO: Youth unemployment set to rise for first time in 3 years

August 24th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Youth|

The International Labour Organization estimates that the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1 per cent in 2016 and remain at that level through to 2017.

1208, 2016

On International Day, UN says youth can lead global drive for a more sustainable future

August 12th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

The world's young people can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, Ban Ki-moon said.

2707, 2016

Tokyo art scene collaborates for SDGs

July 27th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

Love 1980’s pop music and the Sustainable Development Goals? The United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) is raising awareness of the SDGs with a new music video featuring more than 100 Japanese celebrities dancing along to 80’s idol Yu Hayami’s “Boogie Oogie Love Train” while holding the 17 colourful SDG icons.

The music video premiered on […]

2706, 2016

El Niño puts more than 26 million children at risk in Eastern and Southern Africa – UNICEF

June 27th, 2016|Climate change, Health, Hunger and food security, News, Youth|

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported.