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Young Benjamin’s interview with Ban Ki-moon raises autism awareness

From UN

Young film-maker Benjamin Rosloff visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and interviewed UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.

Ben Rosloff works on his film in the edit bay. Photo: Matthew Wells 
The video, produced for World Autism Awareness Day, reflects on Benjamin’s future and how it relates to major global issues. Disability and persons with disabilities are […]

4 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Kenya Economic Update: How Can Young Kenyans Access Better Jobs?

From World Bank

Kenya is not short of jobs; it is short of high productivity jobs. This is one of the main findings of the 13th edition of the Kenya Economic Update. Kenya’s economy is creating more jobs than in the past, but these are mainly in the informal services sector and are low productivity jobs. […]

1 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat and UNICEF host football tournament to mark World Water Day

From UN-Habitat

 UN-Habitat and UNICEF in collaboration with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Girls Sports Society, organised a football tournament in Karachi as part of their awareness campaign with the youth of the country to raise voice for better water, better jobs in celebration of the World Water Day 2016. The tournament provided an apt platform […]

1 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Tunisia, UN Secretary-General stresses importance of youth employment in sustainable development

Speaking at a national conference on employment in Tunisia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to help the North African country create new businesses and fund active labour market programmes for young people.

He emphasized that when young men and women are excluded from decent work, they could become susceptible to […]

30 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Remembering Raquelina Langa, young Mozambican who was SG for a day

We are saddened by the passing of Raquelina Fernando Langa, who passed away on Friday, 25 March, 2016.

Raquelina was a young Mozambican woman who, during a 2013 visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to her school in Mozambique, asked him if “a girl like her could one day become Secretary-General of the UN”. On 12 August, […]

29 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General’s remarks at opening dialogue with youth in Jordan

Amman, Jordan, 27 March 2016
Dear students,

Asalam Aleykum.

Thank you for your warm welcome.

I’m very pleased to be here today at the University of Jordan; the oldest school of higher education in the country.

This university has played its part in making Jordan into the country it is today. It has educated many of your top politicians, businessmen and leaders from […]

28 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

UN chief visits Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan

27 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his trip to the Middle East with a visit to Jordan alongside World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, where they met with refugees from the Zaatari camp, as well as with senior government officials from Palestine, Turkey and Jordan, including King Abdullah II.

“I was here […]

28 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat partner with Africa’s youth on New Urban Agenda

From UN-Habitat

Starting in Nairobi, Kenya and ending in Abuja, Nigeria, UN-Habitat and its partners the Major Group for Children and Youth sprinted across Africa to raise awareness and recognize the value of youth in the new urban agenda – Habitat III. In three events which engaged over 500 youth representing youth-led agencies from 20 different […]

26 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Lebanon, UN chief and World Bank President show commitment to leaving ‘no one behind’

25 March 2016 – While in Lebanon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim underlined the UN system’s commitment to the country, calling for additional funds for a refugee camp, inaugurating a new social development centre, and announcing a new financing plan for Lebanese schools.

During a visit to the […]

26 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNDP cash-for-work: Revival of People’s Livelihood in Yemen

From UNDP in Yemen

A 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi, is the breadwinner of four siblings and his parents. Like tens of thousands of Yemenis, the ongoing conflict has deprived him of his job, becoming unable to pay for rent and support his family.

“Life has been dark for us since the beginning of the conflict. […]

25 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|