Youth

1208, 2017

In Iraq, UN Youth Envoy says young people are ‘most valuable force we have to shape a better future’

August 12th, 2017|News, Youth|

As International Youth Day events kicked off worldwide today, at a special event in Iraq, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, pledged to do everything in her power to ensure the voices of youths, including those working to build peace, are heard.

“Today, thousands of young women and men work tirelessly, often under very dangerous […]

1108, 2017

Youth can play ‘critical role’ in creating a peaceful world for generations to come – UN chief

August 11th, 2017|News, Youth|

In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters with a message from Secretary-General António Guterres, who underscored his commitment to young people.

“I’m truly happy to address you on International Youth Day,” the Secretary-General said a video message. “As Secretary-General of the United […]

108, 2017

Solidarity across generations is vital for sustainable development, UN special event hears

August 1st, 2017|News, Youth|

The wisdom, experience, energy and ideals of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, stressing that they together can help break the cycles of poverty that have lasted for generations.

307, 2017

Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

July 3rd, 2017|News, Youth|

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa's youth.

2706, 2017

UN recognizes young entrepreneurs on Day for micro-, small, medium-sized enterprises

June 27th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Youth|

United Nations agencies today launched a new campaign to make it easier for the 70 million unemployed youth to get financing and learn new skills to start a business.

2006, 2017

Announcing the new Envoy on Youth – Jayathma Wickramanayake

June 20th, 2017|News, Youth|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth.

1406, 2017

World’s Top Advertising Groups Come Together with Google to Mobilize Gen Z Around the Sustainable Development Goals

June 14th, 2017|News, Youth|

The Common Ground alliance, in partnership with Google, today announced the launch of “The Common Future Project,” a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at driving widespread awareness and action among young people in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations in 2015.

504, 2017

UN stresses need to anticipate changes in world’s population age structure to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

April 5th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material, Youth|

Changes in age structure of human populations are taking place worldwide, with major implications for sustainable development policies, highlights 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

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.