Youth

6 02, 2018

Louder than words – SDG Media Zone connects global youth to inspire action

2018-02-06T23:31:30+00:00 February 6th, 2018|News, SDG Media Zone, Youth|

“Young people don’t wait for an invitation. When we see an issue – we take action,” said UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, kicking off the SDG Media Zone at the sidelines of the recently concluded ECOSOC Youth Forum. Running alongside the Forum on 30 and 31 January, the SDG Media Zone became [...]

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.

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

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.

9 01, 2018

UNIC Tunis holds SDG-themed writing workshop for children

2018-01-09T19:12:18+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Education, News, Youth|

On the first day of the school holidays, fifty-two children braved the cold weather - and the temptation to spend a Monday morning at home - to come to the Public Library of Ariana, a town near Tunis, for a writing workshop on the SDGs. They were in for a surprise; the organizers greeted them with an SDG-branded toolkit with pens, pencils, copybooks, stationery and everything they needed to unleash their creativity.

1 01, 2018

On New Year’s Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life

2018-01-03T17:28:19+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Health, News, Youth|

Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.