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The UN Envoy on Youth welcomes the outcome of the Financing for Development Conference, calling for special financing for youth development
Last week the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD), which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“In Addis the world reached an important milestone with the adoption of this outcome document that will provide a compass for development financing for the Post-2015 Development Agenda” said […]
Investing in Youth and Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend on the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day
Yesterday, 15 July 2015, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a side event “Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend” took place to mark the first-ever World Youth Skills Day.
Convened by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and co-organized […]
On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make.
While, overall, more young people have greater educational opportunities than […]
In 2014, the UN General Assembly designated 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. World Youth Skills Day serves as an opportunity to highlight the importance of youth skills development.
World Youth Skills Day underscores the need to support programming and initiatives that equip young people with tools and resources to enhance their ability to make […]
Thank you to youth around the world for making the #YouthNow campaign a success!
Since 2 February 2015, the #YouthNow campaign has: received 2 billion digital impressions, 19,000+ uses of the hashtag, 50+ offline events, many great conversations that lead to partnerships for change.
Keep the conversation going on youth and global development using the hashtag #YouthNow.
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Youth Skills Day
15 July 2015 | UNHQ in New York
To celebrate the first World Youth Skills Day and to raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development
Co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal with the support of OSGEY, ILO and UNESCO
Event: “Investing in Youth & Ensuring […]
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On 16 June, 2015, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, spoke at the International Conference on “Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism,” held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
In his remarks, the UN Youth Envoy stressed that “today’s young people live with the growing threat of violence and armed conflict,” […]
Despite the progress that has been made over the past 20 years to improve the situation of young people around the world, they still face daunting challenges.
That’s what the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi said on Friday at a meeting of the UN General Assembly to mark the 20th anniversary of the World […]
Inclusion and active involvement of youth vital to success of UN sustainability agenda – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The United Nations General Assembly commemorated today the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth with an acknowledgement that young people have been “disproportionately” affected by many global challenges but “are ready and willing to be actively involved in shaping their future.”
In his remarks to the meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that […]