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New Report: Low quality of jobs available major concern for young women and men in Asia and the Pacific

3 September 2014|News Stories|

In Bali, UN chief stresses role of young people in building peaceful, sustainable future

2 September 2014|News Stories|

Only one week left to apply for the Global Forum on Youth Policies

Today we are only one week away from the application deadline (27 August) for the First Global Forum on Youth Policies! By renewing the commitment to public policies on youth issues, the Forum will be a milestone in defining what it means to take young people and youth policies seriously in the twenty-first century. It […]

20 August 2014|News Stories|

FEATURE: Meeting Malala gives boost to creators of #GirlWithABook project

(UN News Centre) 18 August 2014 – On October 11, 2012, two days after then 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt on her way home from school in Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the world that the abhorrent and cowardly attack exposed what really frightens extremists the most: “a girl with a book.”

Inspired […]

19 August 2014|News Stories|

In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action, promote UN ideals

(UN News Centre) 16 August 2014 – At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history.

“It is easy to lose hope but I always feel […]

18 August 2014|News Stories|

MDG Momentum: UN launches 500 days of action to build a better world

(UN News Centre) 18 August 2014 – With Malala Yousafzai by his side, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the “MDGs.”

“Action now will save lives, build a solid foundation for sustainable development far beyond 2015 and help lay the groundwork for lasting […]

18 August 2014|News Stories|

Call for nominations: Participate in the UN 2014 Climate Summit!

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (CCST) and the UN non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) are currently accepting nominations for 34 representatives of civil society organizations to attend the UN 2014 Climate Summit, with an additional four chosen to speak during the event.

The 2014 Climate Summit, to be held in New York on 23 […]

15 August 2014|News Stories|

Celebrating Youth Day, UN stresses importance of good mental health

Each year 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition, the United Nations reported in a new publication launched to coincide with International Youth Day which this year shines a spotlight on the importance of mental health.

“The United Nations wants to help lift the veil that keeps young people locked in a […]

13 August 2014|News Stories|

United Nations Secretary-General’s message for International Youth Day (12 August 2014)

11 August 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

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11 August 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|