From Voices of Youth
Young people are making their voices heard at the World Humanitarian Summit — Voices of Youth
Chloe Reynaldo from the Philippines is one of the young people attending the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. On Tuesday 24 May, she will speak at the Special Session on ‘Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for […]
Special Session of the World Hummanitarian Summit: Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for Young People
Istanbul, Turkey- On the eve of the World Humanitarian Summit, more than 20 humanitarian partners –governments, NGOs and UN agencies— endorsed a new Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action to be launched at the Summit. This commitment responds to […]
The first day of the visit of the UN Youth Envoy, Ahmad Alhendawi, in Central African Republic (CAR) started with a meeting with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) where Ahmad Alhendawi spoke to the Heads of UN agencies about the new UNCT Emergency joint program. This 6 month program is designed to help the […]
From UN News Centre
16 May 2016 – At next week’s World Humanitarian Summit, more than 100 of the world’s leading countries, companies and philanthropists will join forces to create a “major breakthrough” in the effort to assist millions of children who’s education has been disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters, the United Nations envoy for […]
From UN News Centre
17 May 2016 – The global sustainable development agenda recognizes the great potential of information and communication technology to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and advance knowledge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with a call for Governments, businesses and civil society […]
At the Women Deliver youth pre-conference, taking place on 15 and 16 May in Copenhagen, Denmark, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway underlined the central role to be played by young women and adolescent girls in ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Her Royal Highness stressed the need for […]
On Thursday, 12 May 2016, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, spoke to Syrian Students in Portugal and reiterated that the solution to the education crisis is ending the war:
“I am so pleased to be with you.
I want to thank the Chairman of the Global Platform for Syrian Students, Jorge Sampaio, for his leadership and his longtime […]
Deputy Secretary-General Highlights Immense Potential of Youth in Peacebuilding at Security Council Debate
On 11 May 2016, Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations,spoke on Countering the Narratives and Ideologies of Terrorism.
“I thank the Egyptian Presidency for convening today’s open debate. This is an opportunity to discuss how we best counter terrorist narratives and ideologies as well as an opportunity to recall the fundamental interests and values […]
Indigenous youth: activism for equal rights
On 9 May, representatives of the world’s many indigenous communities gathered in New York for one of the most powerful platforms for dialogue on topics that affect indigenous peoples the most: the 15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
We asked Dali Angel, co-chair of the Global Indigenous […]
This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.
War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are leading more people to leave their homes than at any time since we have had […]