The 2018 GSSD Expo is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 28 to 30 November 2018. The GSSD Expo is an annual event organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in its capacity as the UN General-Assembly mandated UN system-wide and global coordinator for South-South and triangular […]
Visit of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to Bangladesh – Celebrating International Youth Day 2018
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, recently undertook an official mission to Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Youth Day. The mission was graciously supported by the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). Below you can read about the highlights.
The UN Secretary General’s […]
This year the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held in New York from 9th – 18th of July days as part of the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The HLPF has the participation of Member States, UN agencies, civil society, private sector, and of course, youth. This […]
Remarks by Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
Bangladesh, 06 August 2018
Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Fellow young people,
I would like to begin by thanking the Government of Bangladesh for inviting me to mark the International Youth Day 2018 with all of you here in Dhaka.
Today, the world is home to 1.8 billion young people. Majority […]
This year’s ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) took place from 19 – 21 June in New York, with the theme of “Restoring humanity, respecting human dignity and leaving no one behind: working together to reduce people’s humanitarian need, risk, and vulnerability.” Below you can read about some of the highlights:
MONDAY – Youth Pre-Event
On 18 June […]
Building on the successes and lessons learnt from the Youth Forums of CSW60 and CSW61, the Youth Dialogue at CSW62 held on 17 March 2018 provided a space for cross-regional networking among young people engaged in various areas of gender and social justice. Following the theme of the Commission of the Status of Women, the […]
On 14 March 2018, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth organized a high-level side event during the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event brought together representatives from the Member States, civil society organizations, and young people. The dialogue focused on the implementation of the […]
During January 30 and 31, the 7th annual ECOSOC Youth Forum brought together over 700 hundred young people, government representatives, and civil society organizations at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The ECOSOC Youth Forum represents the largest annual gathering at the United Nations focusing on youth development and engagement, and the only UN Forum […]
Multi-Country Mission of the UN Envoy on Youth in Africa – Meeting and Listening to Young People Where They Are
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, undertook a multi-country official mission to Africa to meet with and listen to young people on the ground. The purpose of the mission was to learn first-hand about the issues and challenges young people face and champion investments in youth development.
The mission, which was graciously supported […]
The 2018 ECOSOC Youth Forum is just around the corner! The event, to be held 30-31 January at UNHQ in New York, is the UN’s largest gathering of youth and the key forum that brings youth representatives together with government ministers and officials.
I’m excited to see young people at the front and center of this […]