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Girls in Uganda Become SDG Ambassadors, Fight Teen Pregnancy with Poetry

From UNFPA

KAMPALA, Uganda – Talking about sexual and reproductive health is not easy, especially in the conservative corners of Uganda. But the girls of Buddo Secondary School found a powerful way to address the issue: poetry.

“Plan your family to fend off poverty / To enhance your savings / To feed with quality / To take […]

16 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Breaking Down the Barriers on International Youth Day – Young People Need Better Access to HIV Services

From UNAIDS

National policies and practices continue to prevent young people (aged 10-24 years) from accessing the HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights services that they need. On this International Youth Day, UNAIDS calls on national authorities, civil society organizations, youth activists and all stakeholders in the AIDS response to review and challenge national policies, […]

15 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

On International Day, UN Says Youth Can Lead Global Drive for a More Sustainable Future

From UN News Centre

12 August 2016 – The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said youth, with their […]

15 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

A Call to Empower Youth

By the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The 2016 Olympics have already shattered records, but even before the first competition began, these Games made history by giving athletes who have no country to call home a place on the starting line.

I expressed my appreciation to the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, for his compassionate […]

12 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General Marks International Youth Day with Additional Measures to Support Youth Development

Expected to speak tonight at the University of Calgary to mark International Youth Day, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced additional measures aimed at further supporting youth development in the UN context. 

Emphasizing the importance of Youth Day not only as an opportunity for celebration but also for making commitments for young people, the Secretary-General announced the formation […]

12 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General Nominates Lead Author and Advisory Group for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

12 August 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today appointed Graeme Simpson (South Africa) as lead author for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, as well as 21 experts who will form an advisory group and work in close collaboration with him.

The Secretary-General will make the official announcement in a speech at Calgary University […]

12 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General Appoints Werner Faymann of Austria As Special Envoy on Youth Employment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Werner Faymann of Austria, as his Special Envoy on Youth Employment.

This appointment comes at a time when persistently high levels of youth unemployment, poor quality and low paying jobs remain a concern globally.

Young people are disproportionately affected by unemployment, underemployment, vulnerable employment and working poverty. […]

12 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Message of the UN Envoy on Youth on International Youth Day 2016

Every year on August 12, we celebrate young people everywhere and the tremendous contributions they make to their communities and the world.  

This year, the celebration is even more special given the adoption of the boldest vision for sustainable development in history: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. By adopting these Goals, governments made a […]

11 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Message of the UN Secretary-General on International Youth Day 2016

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY
12 August 2016

The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future. Young people are directly affected by the tragic contradictions […]

10 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Refugee Team Takes Centre Stage Ahead of Opening Ceremony

From UNHCR

Since the Refugee Olympic Team arrived in Brazil, leading celebrities and fellow athletes have rallied to their side.

By: Jonathan Clayton   |  2 August 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Refugee athletes have taken centre stage in the run-up to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning friends and warming hearts with real-life stories of triumph over […]

3 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|