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Global Youth Unemployment is on the Rise Again

From ILO GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that the global […]

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Joint UN Programme Aims to Empower Over 1 Million Girls in Mozambique

From UNFPA NAMPULA Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and […]

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As Games Near End, Team Refugees Looks to the Future

From UNHCR RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The nightmares have gone. But the memories remain. Yolande […]

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UN and Young People Worldwide Celebrate International Youth Day

From Tashkent to Tokyo, from Nairobi to Yerevan and Montevideo, young people gathered in hundreds […]

Students perform their award-winning poem, "The Life that is Worthy." Their message makes them ambassadors of sustainable development, said leaders at the 2016 Music, Dance and Drama Festival.

Girls in Uganda Become SDG Ambassadors, Fight Teen Pregnancy with Poetry

From UNFPA KAMPALA, Uganda – Talking about sexual and reproductive health is not easy, especially […]

Jacqueline Maeda and Rahim Nasser, Youth activists, United Republic of Tanzania

Breaking Down the Barriers on International Youth Day – Young People Need Better Access to HIV Services

From UNAIDS National policies and practices continue to prevent young people (aged 10-24 years) from […]

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On International Day, UN Says Youth Can Lead Global Drive for a More Sustainable Future

From UN News Centre 12 August 2016 – The world’s young people – who make […]

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A Call to Empower Youth

By the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The 2016 Olympics have already shattered records, but even […]

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UN Secretary-General Marks International Youth Day with Additional Measures to Support Youth Development

Expected to speak tonight at the University of Calgary to mark International Youth Day, the UN Secretary-General […]

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Secretary-General Nominates Lead Author and Advisory Group for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

12 August 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today appointed Graeme Simpson (South Africa) as lead […]

Ahmad endorses 'Not too young to run'

On Nigeria Visit, UN Youth Envoy Encourages Development of Youth Policies, Endorses Campaign for Greater Youth Access to Political Participation

Visiting Nigeria from August 20-23, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with local […]

The Envoy with young participants at the Terra Scientia Youth Forum.

UN Youth Envoy Encourages Russian Youth to Engage with the SDGs

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visited Russia from August 17-19 to attend the […]

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UN Youth Envoy on Official Visit to Nigeria

On Monday, August 22 the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will begin an official visit to […]

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UN Youth Envoy Marks Youth Day in Brazil: Development Comes with Investing in Young People

Marking International Youth Day on the sidelines of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the […]

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Youth Envoy Delivers UN Secretary-General’s Message to 5,000 Scouts at Roverway

On August 10, 2016 the Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi delivered the UN Secretary-General’s message to […]

Ahmad Alhendawi meets with the heads of UN agencies in Tunisia.

UN Youth Envoy Meets with UN Country Team and Youth Advisory Panel in Tunisia

On the last day of his visit to Tunisia, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad […]

The UN Youth Envoy during a donors' meeting convened by UNFPA Libya and held at the Canadian Embassy.

UN Youth Envoy Highlights Strategic Areas for Working with and for Libyan Youth

Concluding his visit to Tunisia with a special focus on Libya, the UN Envoy on […]

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Alhendawi Meets Young Libyans, Discusses Their Role in Promoting Peace and Security

On 3 August 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi began a two-day […]

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UN Youth Envoy Attends UNCTAD Youth Forum in Nairobi

Beginning July 19, the UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi will be travelling to Nairobi, Kenya […]


Japan Youth Can Make Difference with New Voting Rights: UN Envoy

From Kyodo News As an upper house election in Japan draws near with more than […]

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WFUNA Young Leader of the Year

From WFUNA WFUNA supports and encourages youth engagement and participation in the United Nations Associations […]

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Give Your Input Towards a SUD Action Plan for Universities

From UN Habitat UN-Habitat UNI together with HESI (the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) are in the […]

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International Youth Day Photo Contest “Sustainable Food: Youth Leading the Way”

International Youth Day Photo Contest “Sustainable Food: Youth Leading the Way” August 12 is International […]

UNESCO MGIEP Conference of Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education

From UNESCO MGIEP UNESCO MGIEP is looking for 50 dynamic young people from around the […]


New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI)

From UNICEF Are you a NETI? 1. Are you fluent in English and at an […]

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Invitation for Youth to Submit Videos to the UN for the International Day of Peace

The Education Outreach Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information invites young people […]

Youth Competitions for UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary

In order to ensure a bright future for inclusive and sustainable development, it is vital […]

Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

From UN Climate Change Starting today, young people are invited to tell the world how […]

Apply to Attend 8th Annual Millennium Campus Conference


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Call for Applications for the 2016 UNAOC Fellowship Program

Candidates from Europe and North America (EUNA) and from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) […]

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