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

Traditional leaders hold incredible power to realize young people’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Yet, many traditional communities in rural Swaziland have resisted public discussion of ‘taboo’ topics such as sexual-and gender-based violence and […]

Youths in Nigeria Trained in Renewable Energy Technologies and Green Entrepreneurship

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125 selected youths drawn […]

YouthStart: Youth Economic Opportunity Ecosystem Analysis Country Report on Mozambique

Check out YouthStart report here:

YouthStart Global is a global programme funded by UN Capital Development Fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)


This report is a synthesis of an assessment undertaken […]

#Generation2030 Torchbearers for the SDGs


#Generation2030 Torchbearers for the SDGs

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

On 21 August, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, participated in the opening session of the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the Patronage of His Royal Highness […]

Secretary-General Twitter Chat on 24 August 17:30 GMT+1

Join in on Monday, August 24th from 17:30 to 18:00 GMT+1 as the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks to youth leaders in Nigeria about development and their role in shaping a better future for all.
The […]

Day 2 at the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

The Global Youth Forum on Youth, Peace and Security held its second and last day of sessions on Saturday 22 August in Amman, Jordan where young peacebuilders gathered at King”s Academy.

Highlights of Day 2 included […]

Vote your representative for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

Are you between 16 and 32 years old? Do you want to help integrating the views of urban youth into the UN-Habitat urban strategy and work programme?

UN-Habitat is now inviting you to vote for your representative for the […]

High-Level Event of the President of the General Assembly marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth to highlight Youth Priorities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

May 29th 2015
General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The High-Level Event of the General Assembly marks the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action on Youth (WPAY) and offers an important opportunity for Member […]

UN Youth Envoy engages with youth at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

During the opening and closing remarks of the Children and Youth Forum of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Alhendawi emphasized the importance of the role of young people as critical players in disaster […]