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IMAGINE a World Where Every Voice Counts – Celebrating 7 Million Voices

Ms. Anna Gurney hands over “We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices” to UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. Photo Credit: UNPhoto/Yubi Hoffmann
“Let’s stand for the world as it SHOULD be. That’s what the 7 Million Voices are telling us” – Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

MyWorld2015 – Last week, the MY World global survey achieved […]

19 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Migration and Youth: International Migrants Day 2014

December 18, 2014 marks International Migrants Day.  UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon highlighted, “We live in the ‘age of mobility.’ International migration is a major global trend an estimated 232 million people live outside their countries of birth.”

Young people aged 15-24 represent about one-eighth (28.2 million) of global migrant population, and they are a […]

18 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Lack of higher education leaves millions of youth out of decent work in developing countries

ILO study shows that the lack of post-secondary education in lower and middle-income economies leaves the majority of young men and women stuck in vulnerable and informal employment.
ILO News –Youth with post-secondary education living in middle and low-income countries have a much higher chance of finding a decent job than those with only secondary or primary […]

15 December 2014|News Stories|

One year after conflict, children still under daily threat in South Sudan


UNICEF – The future for a generation of children in South Sudan is being stolen by the year-long conflict in the country, which has driven hundreds of thousands of children from their homes, schools and communities; subjecting them to violence, malnutrition and disease, the UNICEF said today.

The scale of the crisis in the world’s youngest […]

15 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Workshop on Evidence-informed Policies on Youth Development in Africa

3-5 December 2014, Nairobi, Kenya – UNDESA DSPD Focal Point on Youth and the Technical Cooperation Unit carried out a regional training workshop on “Evidence-informed youth policies in Africa”. The workshop was held from 3 to 5 December in Nairobi, Kenya. Themeeting brought together United Nations entities, representatives of youth organizations, representatives of Member States and academia […]

11 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Restoring hope to Albania’s unemployed youth

Many young Albanian workers are returning home after losing their jobs abroad due to the economic crisis. For many of them, re-entering the local labour market is a daunting task. An ILO-UNDP project helped them address that challenge.
ILO News – Jorilda and Edi Pepa worked in the bustling tourism industry of the Aegean Island of Santorini […]

11 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young Mongolians trained to become youth peer trainers in responsible leadership

UNESCO – From 24 to 28 November 2014, UNESCO organized an intensive training of trainers, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for 16 young Mongolians to train them to become youth peer trainers in responsible leadership. The objective was to provide the young participants with the capacities and skills on a variety of topics such as knowing and claiming […]

10 December 2014|News Stories|

Pan-African Forum: Building a culture of peace in Africa through innovative youth mobilization

UNESCO – From 11 to 13 December, Libreville will host the Pan-African Forum on “African youth and the challenge of promoting a culture of peace in Africa”. Jointly organized by the Omar Bongo Ondimba Foundation and the Gabonese National Commission for UNESCO, in collaboration with UNESCO, the Forum aims to launch a network of youth […]

10 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

The Secretary-General’s Message on International Volunteer Day

An ambulance rushes a wounded child to a hospital. A hungry family receives a warm meal. A battered woman finds free shelter. In scenes of human suffering around the world, hope comes thanks to volunteers who give their time, skills and resources to others in need.

International Volunteer Day is a chance to thank the many […]

5 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

United Nations Secretary-General says Young People are Key to Success Post-2015 Agenda

Today the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, informally presented an advance unedited version of his synthesis report on the Post-2015 Agenda. The report provides a rallying call to governments to aim high with the new global development goals. It makes it clear that business as usual is not an option, and puts emphasis on the […]

4 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|