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Voices of Youth Feature: A Narrative of a South African Graduate

By Itumeleng Mphure

My day has finally come! As I shop for the perfect dress I cannot help but feel like I am on top of the world. The four years of sleepless nights spent studying and living on coffee and energy drinks are finally paying off. I am finally graduating with my Bachelor’s degree. As […]

29 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

San Francisco then and now…70 years

On 25 June, 1945 at the San Francisco Opera House, the final full session of delegates to the United Nations Conference on International Organization met and stood together– literally as well as figuratively – to signal their unanimous approval of the Charter of the United Nations.

These delegates had deliberated on the basis of proposals worked […]

26 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth Feature: An Eighth of a Story

By Pia Fleig

I am a European. I have received a very good education, I have succeeded in my A-levels, I can go to any University I want and study more than a human mind can imagine. And yet, I feel like I know so little of reality. As much as my school tried to teach […]

25 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth Feature: Use Condoms, Stay Safe

By Mr Gerald

Who would have thought that one day teenagers would be encouraged to use condoms, especially in Africa, where talking about sex is a taboo? Well, when push comes to shove, what has to be done has to be done – even if it requires distributing condoms among high school students who are mostly […]

24 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Empowering Youth to Build Peace

On 16 June, 2015, the UNESCO Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, launched UNESCO’s new integrated Framework of Action – Empowering Youth to Build Peace – in the context of the International Conference on “Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism,” held at UNESCO Headquarters on 16-17 June, 2015.
“We see the rise of a new generation […]

18 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Germany ahead of G7 summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon rallies support for ‘once-in-a-generation’ UN sustainability agenda

The world has before it a unique opportunity to build a better future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared yesterday in Bonn, Germany, where he urged broad support for a trio of course-correcting United Nations events in 2015 that aim to lock down agreements on protecting the planet, ensuring sustainable development and unleashing the finances and […]

8 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth empowerment, education, employment key to future development

“The world now has the largest generation of young people in history. I place great hope in their power to shape our future,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders and dignitaries at High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment, held at UN Headquarters in New York on June 1st.

Much the world is […]

4 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Zero draft: Outcome document to adopt Post-2015 Development Agenda

The long anticipated zero draft outcome document [see original file here] for the post-2015 summit is now available!
This zero draft will be discussed at the upcoming session of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations, from 22-25 June. The drafting of the outcome document will continue in the lead up to the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, […]

3 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘Give young people decent jobs and they will create a better future’ – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

When young people have decent jobs, political weight, negotiating muscle and real influence in the world, they will create a better future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday as he kicked off a Headquarters event on empowering youth through employment.

“A lack of jobs feeds insecurity. A jobs-rich country can have a wealth of stability. […]

2 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

LIVE: Watch livestream of UN Secretary-General’s debate with Youth on development in Brussels

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address youth as special guest at an event on the role of youth in the post-2015 agenda in Brussels, on 27 May. It will be livestreamed to audiences across the world.

The event, an initiative by the European Commission and the United Nations, is titled: “Our world, our Dignity, our […]

20 May 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|