Youth

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.

2406, 2016

Egyptian athletes vow to promote peace, Sustainable Development Goals

June 24th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

A group of 22 top Egyptian athletes this month pledged to promote world peace and advance the new and universal Sustainable Development Goals.

2106, 2016

Ban Ki-moon to students: Small actions make a difference

June 21st, 2016|Climate change, News, Youth|

In a world of rapid technology, sometimes all it takes is an old-fashioned letter. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed students from P.S. 333 in Manhattan and Cottage Grove Elementary in upstate New York to UN Headquarters Tuesday for a discussion on climate change. At the urging of their teachers, the classes had written to Mr. […]

2106, 2016

Letters to Ban Ki-moon: Fifth-graders write about climate change

June 21st, 2016|Climate change, News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been very busy, but not too busy to make time to meet the fifth graders who wrote to him asking him to find solutions to the universal challenge of climate change. Today, Mr. Ban will talk to them about what the UN is doing to tackle this issue, and what […]

3005, 2016

‘You have unlimited power’ Ban tells youth, rallying support for SDGs

May 30th, 2016|Education, News, Youth|

Ban urged youth to think about the circumstances in which people in other parts of the world live – underscoring the importance of tempering passion with empathy.

2504, 2016

Youth stress vision of inclusive society at UN forum

April 25th, 2016|News, Youth|

Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, youth work to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society.