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UN Secretary-General‘s Envoy on Youth at United Nations 73rd General Assembly

On 18 September 2018, United Nations’ (UN) Member States, Civil Society, Private Sector, and other stakeholders, got together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – the highest level and largest International gathering where all 193 Member States convene to discuss global issues.

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Visit of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to Bangladesh – Celebrating International Youth Day 2018

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, recently undertook an official mission to Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Youth Day. The mission was graciously supported by the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). Below you can read about the highlights. DHAKA The UN Secretary

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2018 ECOSOC Humanitarian – Affairs Segment

This year’s ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) took place from 19 – 21 June in New York, with the theme of “Restoring humanity, respecting human dignity and leaving no one behind: working together to reduce people’s humanitarian need, risk, and vulnerability.” Below you can read about some of the highlights: MONDAY - Youth Pre-Event On

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UN Environment launches Young Champions of the Earth Competition

From UN Environment UN Environment launches global competition for environmental solutions from young people Six Young Champions will receive $15,000 each in seed funding and intensive mentoring to help bring their big ideas to life  Today, on International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations Environment Programme will launch Young Champions of the Earth, a new

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UN cultural agency promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage

From UN News Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route. The future of our remaining heritage will depend largely on the decisions and actions of the present generation of young people

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From where I stand: “We barely had a meal in three days”

From UN Women Florence Luanda Maheshe found herself in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo with six children to feed and barely enough food. Once the camp closed, she was left with no support. Access to a small piece of land and assistance from a NGO supported by UN Women helped Maheshe

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Young women call for increased women’s leadership, and change in the world of work

From UN Women Young women attending the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women met UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street on 17 March. The statue, placed by Boston-based company State Street Global Advisors on Bowling Green, in the

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Statistical Commission adds last piece for full implementation of SDGs

From UN DESA Two years after the Commission created the Inter-agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), the global statistical community has come together to fulfill the promise of delivering a global indicator framework for the 2030 Agenda as requested by the UN General Assembly. By adopting the SDGs indicator framework today, the international community

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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 from 26 States across the Nigeria in Abuja in December. The training, organised in collaboration with the Office of the

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