“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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
On New Year’s Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life
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.
Children in Yemen could not have a worse year than 2017, according to a senior official from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).