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During UNGA Week, Young Leaders Meet World Leaders, Work Together to Achieve the Global Goals

New York – On September 20, young leaders and world leaders gathered for a special event on the sidelines of the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly to assess progress in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and discuss ways for engaging young people.

The event, co-hosted by the Office of the Secretary-General’s […]

22 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

African Presidents Urge Investment in Youth As Continent Sees Rare Demographic Opportunity

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday  to strengthen their commitments for the young people of Africa.

The continent is undergoing a seismic shift in its population structure, with more young people than ever before preparing to enter […]

21 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

IPI Panel: Humanitarian Action Must Have Youth Participation

“If we want effective humanitarian action, we must embrace the full participation and priorities of young people,” Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, told an IPI audience on September 19, 2016. “If we want a stable and sustainable future, we can no longer afford to leave young people behind.”

The comment set […]

20 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Announcing First UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, September 19, 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today unveiled the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Social Good Summit in New York.

The 17 Young Leaders have been recognized for their leadership and contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda […]

19 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General’s Message for the Announcement of the 2016 Class of UN Young Leaders for the SDGs

Delivered by Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, at the Social Good Summit in New York on September 19, 2016

I am pleased to join in warmly welcoming the inaugural class of the United Nations Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals. I thank the Office of my Envoy on Youth for launching this timely […]

19 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Volunteers, AIESEC Host Workshops on Youth, Volunteerism, SDGs in West Africa

The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and AIESEC, a non-governmental organisation devoted to youth related issues, are courting the involvement of young people across Africa to develop a  youth  friendly framework on how to implement the SDG  at National and Regional levels.

The two bodies organised a two-day workshop on 7-8 September in the Senegalese capital, […]

9 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

First Regional Meeting of Youth Volunteer Networks in Latin America

From UN Volunteers

In August 2016, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Ecuador organized the first Regional Meeting of Youth Volunteer Networks, in collaboration with the Municipality of Cuenca. The event brought together 155 participants from Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru and Guatemala. It aimed to promote the exchange of experiences and best […]

9 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Sri Lanka, UN Chief Highlights Key Role of Young People in Building Peace and Sustainable Development

From UN News Centre

 

Involvement of all sections of the society, in particular its young people, in bottom-up peace building approaches is vital to ensure sustainable social justice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at a youth event in Sri Lanka.

“Why should young people be sent off to fight wars, but be prevented from building […]

2 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat Trains Youth in Data Collection for Refugee Project

From UN Habitat

Kalobeyei (Kenya) 31 August 2016 – UN-Habitat is working in agreement with the County Government, UNHCR and the local community to support planning for integrated refugees and host communities and developing a spatial plan for the Kalobeyei New Settlement that will be sustainable, inclusive and resilient. UN-Habitat is working on the spatial planning component […]

31 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Maldives Pioneers UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security in Asia-Pacific

From UN Maldives

Today the United Nations in Maldives in close partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Maldives launched the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, making Maldives the first country in the Asia Pacific region to honor this landmark resolution in an official ceremony.

Presiding the opening ceremony, […]

30 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|