Traditional ceremonies provide an entry point for sexual and reproductive health messaging

Traditional leaders: a crucial entry point for young people’s sexual and reproductive health

From UNFPA  Traditional leaders hold incredible power to realize young people’s sexual and reproductive health […]

A 15-year-old boy, former child soldier on his way to school in a South Sudan town. (file) Photo: UNICEF/Ohanesian

”We cannot give up the fight” to end child recruitment, says UNICEF chief

Via UN NEWS   21 February 2017 – Even though over the past 10 years, […]

Egyptian Youth Speak their Minds in Essays: We Need Better Skills for More Jobs

Via World Bank In a country with high youth unemployment—such as Egypt—could it be that […]

UNFPA field officer Kyaw Wai Aung delivers dignity kits to women who have fled the conflict zone © UNFPA Myanmar

Reaching women and girls across the line of fire in Myanmar’s Kachin conflict

Via UNFPA   KACHIN STATE, Myanmar – Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar’s Kachin […]


Bringing youth peacemakers from Uganda and South Sudan together

Via UNESCO Training young leaders in conflict resolution and peace building, business skills and project […]

Blanca de la Cruz, fully funded UN Youth Volunteer from Spain working to empower isolated communities in Guatemala. (UNV, 2016)

UNV welcomes Czech, French and Swiss UN Youth Volunteers to Bonn to prepare for volunteer assignments

Via UN Volunteers 13 February 2017, Bonn, Germany – Thirty nationals from the Czech Republic, France […]

Julián Rodríguez, youth leader who led a workshop on “Youth for the Sustainable Development Goals” at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Colombia. (UNDP Colombia, 2017)

Youth for the SDGs at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Via UN Volunteers 08 February 2017, Bogotá, Colombia – At the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates […]

Secretary-General Guterres on role of youth in addressing today’s challenges

Delivering a lecture at Cairo University, Mr. Guterres underlined the importance of young people in […]

UN chief urges countries to bet on youth empowerment

Via UN Radio Youth employment schemes must be at the heart of national and global […]

The Secretary-General’s Remarks at Cairo University


Highlights from Ahmad Alhendawi’s last week as the first-ever Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

As Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi brings to a close his tenure as the first-ever Secretary-General’s Envoy […]

UN News Centre Exit Interview with outgoing Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

10 February 2017 – In his second term in office, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban […]

Conversation at SDG Media Zone with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Moderator: Ms. Carolina Medina, Co-Founder, Agruppa, and Young Leader for the SDGs Speaker: Mr. Ahmad […]

Watch Ahmad Alhendawi”s opening remarks at the 2017 United Nations Economic & Social Council Youth Forum

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Message on World AIDS Day 2016: Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi

Today, as we commemorate World AIDS Day, I would like to draw attention to the […]

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First Human Rights Forum Focuses on Role of Youth in Public Decision-Making

Hundreds of youth activists, representatives from youth organizations, UN and government officials gathered at the […]


Alhendawi Announces Departure From His Position, Set to Join the World Organization of the Scout Movement as Secretary-General

The Secretary-General”s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, announced today that he will be leaving […]

Ahmad Alhendawi with young delegates at the COP22 conference in Marrakech, Morocco, November 10, 2016.

Alhendawi at COP22 in Marrakech to Highlight Role of Youth Taking Climate Action

Young people and activists from across the world have gathered at the UN Climate Change […]


On UAE Visit, Alhendawi Underscores Need to Invest in Arab Youth

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth has just concluded a visit to Dubai and Abu […]

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Expert Group Meeting Discusses State of Youth in the SDGs

On November 1, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNFPA and UNDP convened […]

Amal Ben-Saad, UNV Programme Officer in Tunisia. (UNV, 2017)

UNV General Call for Programme Officers

A general call for UNV Programme Officers (UNV POs) is ongoing between February 16th and […]

The United Nations needs your help! Participate in UN Media Survey

The United Nations needs your help! Tell us how you find out news and information […]

Applications for 2017 Momentum for Change Awards Now Open: Submit Your Climate Solution

Winners Will Be Celebrated at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, in November Starting […]

Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest (Deadline: 16 March)

WHAT: 4th Many Languages, One World® Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum. WHO: United […]


Commission on Status of Women Youth Forum: Registration Open

The Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW 61) […]


The Ocean Conference: Registration Open

The Ocean Conference and its preparatory meeting will be open to a broad range of […]

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Global Survey on Youth, Peace and Security

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders and Search for Common Ground, on behalf of the […]


Call to Civil Society Organizations to Apply for Funding

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for project funding. Project […]

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