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Interview with a Young Speaker at the World Humanitarian Summit

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 […]

24 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

History in the Making at World Humanitarian Summit: New Compact for Young People

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 […]

23 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Recap: First Day In Central African Republic

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 […]

18 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“Education Cannot Wait” fund to be launched at UN World Humanitarian Summit

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 […]

18 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General Calls for Leaders to Invest in Young Innovators

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 […]

17 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young Women and Adolescent Girls are Crucial to Ending the AIDS Epidemic


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 […]

16 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General meets with Syrian Students in Portugal

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 […]

13 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Deputy Secretary-General Highlights Immense Potential of Youth in Peacebuilding at Security Council Debate

From UN

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 […]

11 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Indigenous Youth: Activism for Equal Rights


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 […]

10 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General’s Op-Ed: “Refugees and Migrants: A Crisis of Solidarity”

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 […]

9 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|