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Three areas where young people were in the spotlight at HLPF

Each year, Ministers from all over the world gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to review the progress made in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). This year’s HLPF provided an opportunity to highlight youth participation in the implementation of the SDGs and showcase lessons […]

25 July 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

HLPF 2017: “Youth and the SDGs: From Local Roots to Global Reality”

On Wednesday 19th of July, the newly appointed UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, participated in the High Level event  “Youth and the SDGs: From Local Roots to Global Reality”.

At this event, young advocates joined Ministers from Denmark, Indonesia and Ethiopia in a lively discussion on how to promote an enabling environment for young […]

20 July 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth Envoy’s Remarks on World Youth Skills Day 2017

On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day 2017

17 July 2016, 3-6pm, CR 3

Opening statement by Jayathma Wickramanayake,

Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Excellencies, fellow youth leaders, ladies and gentlemen,

It is a great honour to be with you here on the commemoration of the World Youth Skills Day as well as my first public engagement Secretary-General’s Envoy on […]

19 July 2017|Blog, Speeches on Youth|

Government officials and youth promote evidence-based principles for youth development in Asia

From UNESCO
Government officials, youth development practitioners and youth leaders representing 17 Asian countries are sharing experience about evidence-based approaches of their youth development policies and programming.
These discussions are taking place at a technical workshop in Bangkok, Thailand this week, where more than 80 officials from government, civil society, youth representatives and international partners have been […]

1 June 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

From transactional sex to mentoring girls, a transformative journey for young woman

From UNFPA
QUELIMANE, Zambezia, Mozambique – “I once engaged in transactional sex without using contraceptives to be able to afford attending school. Now I use my own story to demonstrate (to other girls) that change is possible.”
Amelia*, 22, has become a Rapariga Biz mentor for other girls in Quelimane. As a result of this UNFPA-supported intervention, […]

31 May 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

A better sexual and reproductive health education could save adolescent lives

From UNESCO
More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNESCO and partners.

In 2015, nearly two thirds of adolescents, approximately 85,000, died in low- and middle-income countries of the African and South-East Asia regions. With road […]

31 May 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Young people demand sexual and reproductive health and rights information

From UN Aids

Sexual and reproductive health and rights information, education and evidence-informed data are key to ensuring that young people know how to protect themselves from HIV and access HIV testing and treatment. This was the main message from an event—Breaking Down Barriers to Youth Empowerment—organized by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United […]

25 May 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Youth Video Competition 2017

From UNFCCC
The Competition
If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about the inspiring actions you are taking to combat climate change in a compelling and concise maximum three minute video. We would like you to showcase for us a project or campaign you are involved in which relates to […]

9 May 2017|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

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 initiative to spot […]

24 April 2017|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

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 who will […]

18 April 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|