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#ActOn2250: First Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250

On 9 December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace […]

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Namibian Hackathon takes on Scourge of Gender Violence –

WINDHOEK, Namibia – In many ways, Lelanie Basson is the picture of an empowered woman. But […]

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EU-UNICEF #EmergencyLessons Campaign Supports Crisis-Affected Youth with Schooling

6 December 2016 – Braving the consequences of war, natural disaster and other emergencies, nearly […]

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Working with Youth and Communities to Combat Gender-Based Violence

It is Wednesday morning in the Haifa School Collective Centre, an UNRWA shelter located in […]

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Around the World, Activists Call for an End to Violence Against Women

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most […]

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Launching Global Campaign Promoting Right of Young People To Run for Public Office

Today the  global campaign Not Too Young To Run was launched at the first United […]

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ILO Highlights Measures to Reduce Job Discrimination and Poverty among Roma Youth

GENEVA (ILO News) – A new ILO Resource Guide on Promoting Decent Work Opportunities for Roma […]

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UNICEF Convenes Local Change-Makers for “Activate Talk” on Sustainability and Responsible Consumption

On November 7, UNICEF Headquarters in New York opened its doors to the young public […]

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Amid Refugee Crisis, Students in Europe, USA, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza Build Solidarity Beyond Borders

This autumn, Palestine refugee students in five schools in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon will be […]

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Youth-Led Briefing: Targeting Poverty and Education for Peace

The annual United Nations Department of Public Information’s NGO Youth-Led Briefing brought hundreds of youth, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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UNAOC and IOM Ceremony Announces Winners of PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration

New York – The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration […]

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Youth Envoy Visits Italy, Speaks at ‘We Free Days’, Meets Youth Groups

October 11, 2016 – Today the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, took part […]

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Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Peace Deal, Acknowledges Role of Youth

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi I congratulate the Colombian […]

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Human Rights Council Appoints Alhendawi as Co-Chair of Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law

Geneva, September 14, 2016 – The Human Rights Council has announced the appointment of the […]

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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 […]

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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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Poster Contest for Youth, Peace and Security Consultation and Dialogue

With the strong focus on youth, we are looking for submissions to be used at […]

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World Heritage Volunteers 2017 – Call for Projects

Over the past nine years, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative has grown tremendously due […]

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[CLOSED] CALL for Applications: Arab States Regional Workshop on Peacebuilding

(Click here for Arabic version) Are you between 15 and 35 years old and from the […]

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WFUNA Youth Seminar: Kuala Lumpur

The World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA), in partnership with the United Nations Association of Malaysia, will […]

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#URBANHACK: An Urban Art Hack

What’s the big deal about urbanization? Everyone knows why we should care about climate change.  […]

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UN Global Compact and PRME Announce Student Engagement Platform to Support the SDGs

New York  — The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the UN Global Compact, […]

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Airbus and UNESCO Invite Students Worldwide to Innovate for The Future of Aviation

  From UNESCO The first round of Airbus’ global student competition, Fly Your Ideas, was launched […]

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Pathways to Zero Hunger – UNGA Side Event

On September 22, 2016, join us for an important conversation about achieving Zero Hunger and the […]

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