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Global youth: ‘We feed the planet’

 More than 2,500 youth from 120 countries took part in a variety of engaging lectures, workshops and public events from October 3 to 6.

Young farmers, food producers and food professionals from all over the world gathered in Milan to discuss the future of food and farming at We Feed the Planet, a four-day programme hosted […]

8 October 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young people of the world elect a new UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

A total of 93,000 votes were cast to elect the sixteen new members of the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board. Twelve youth, 6 men and 6 women, representing six regions of the world, will take up their posts for the next 4 years and represent the issues of youth and urbanization at the regional and global […]

1 October 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

In region assaulted by Boko Haram, women, young people key to stability

Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, the result of a relentless and ongoing campaign of violence by Boko Haram insurgents. With the disaster threatening to undermine decades of development, heads of state, leaders of United Nations agencies and civil society chiefs gathered at UN Headquarters today […]

30 September 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

9 September 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Youth Consultation, Doha, 1 – 2 September 2015

What is the role of young people in humanitarian action?

From 1- 2 September 2015 more than 300 young people will meet in Doha, Qatar for the World Humanitarian Summit Global Youth Consultation. The Youth Consultation is a youth-led and youth-focused global consultation to gather input from youth on humanitarian challenges and solutions.

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31 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

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 Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, moderated by Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General Envoy on Youth.

The Director-General highlighted the […]

24 August 2015|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General’s Message to Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

Delivered by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin,

Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this important Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security. I thank His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan, as well as the Government and people of Jordan […]

21 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

World Humanitarian Day 2015

August 19th, 2015 marks World Humanitarian Day. We celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world and pay tribute to all the heroic aid workers who have given their lives helping the world’s most vulnerable people. To support humanitarian action, use the hashtag #ShareHumanity and join the rallying cry for humanity.

Learn more & […]

18 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

#Youth4Peace Storify

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18 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|