Youth

21 09, 2017

More than half of children and youth worldwide ‘not learning’ – UNESCO

2017-11-16T15:32:02+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling “a learning crisis” that could threaten progress on global development goals, a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows. “The figures are staggering both in terms of the waste of human potential [...]

21 09, 2017

UNICEF urges countries to prioritize early childhood development

2017-09-21T22:37:06+00:00 September 21st, 2017|News, Youth|

There is no period more critical in a child's development than the first 1,000 days of life, and yet 32 countries – including Bangladesh and the United States – lack three basic national policies to support parents of babies and young children, says a new United Nations report issued today. According to Early Moments Matter for [...]

11 09, 2017

UNICEF: Decades of progress for children at risk across Middle East and North Africa

2017-11-16T15:32:40+00:00 September 11th, 2017|News, Youth|

Nearly one-in-five children across the Middle East and North Africa – over 90 per cent of whom live in conflict-affected countries – need immediate humanitarian assistance, according to new analysis by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “Conflict continues to rob millions of girls and boys of their childhood,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, [...]

6 09, 2017

Conflict, widespread poverty stall progress on education rates over past decade – UNICEF

2017-11-16T15:32:47+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

Pervasive levels of poverty, protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies have led to stagnation in reducing the global out-of-school rate over the past decade, prompting the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to call for more investments. With 11.5 per cent of school-age children – or 123 million missing school today, compared to 12.8 per cent [...]

12 08, 2017

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

2017-08-14T17:00:15+00:00 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 [...]

11 08, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:32:58+00:00 August 11th, 2017|News, Secretary-General, 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 [...]

1 08, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:33:04+00:00 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.

3 07, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:33:40+00:00 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.

27 06, 2017

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

2017-06-27T20:07:00+00:00 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.