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UNICEF launches #ReplyforAll on Internet safety for adolescents

From UN News Centre


7 June 2016 – Eight out of ten 18-year-olds believe that young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, and more than five out of 10 think friends participate in risky behaviours while using the Internet, a new report released today by the United Nations Children’s […]

8 June 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Empowering Syrian Youth to Become Entrepreneurs



DAMASCUS, Syria – Despite the limited transportation, perpetual security threats and bombings ravaging her adopted city, Leen Darwish, an optimistic 23-year-old woman, stayed steadfastly determined to continue her education at the University of Damascus and graduate with a degree in computer science.

And later this year, four years after the conflict raging across the country forced […]

2 June 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Conference Adopts Global Education Action Agenda

From UN News Centre

 1 June 2016 – A global education action agenda affirming the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all – was adopted today in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.

Speaking from the podium at the 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental […]

1 June 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“You Have Unlimited Power” Ban tells Youth

From UN News Centre


30 May 2016 – On first day of the sixty-sixth United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged youth to continue to raise their voices in pushing governments to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“You have unlimited power, unlimited authority, legitimate prerogative to […]

31 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Interview with a Young Speaker at the World Humanitarian Summit

From Voices of Youth

 Young people are making their voices heard at the World Humanitarian Summit — Voices of Youth
Chloe Reynaldo from the Philippines is one of the young people attending the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. On Tuesday 24 May, she will speak at the Special Session on ‘Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for […]

24 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

History in the Making at World Humanitarian Summit: New Compact for Young People

Special Session of the World Hummanitarian Summit: Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for Young People

Istanbul, Turkey- On the eve of the World Humanitarian Summit, more than 20 humanitarian partners –governments, NGOs and UN agencies— endorsed a new Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action to be launched at the Summit.  This commitment responds to […]

23 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Recap: First Day In Central African Republic

The first day of the visit of the UN Youth Envoy, Ahmad Alhendawi,  in Central African Republic (CAR) started with a meeting with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) where Ahmad Alhendawi spoke to the Heads of UN agencies about the new UNCT Emergency joint program. This 6 month program is designed to help the […]

18 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“Education Cannot Wait” fund to be launched at UN World Humanitarian Summit

From UN News Centre

16 May 2016 – At next week’s World Humanitarian Summit, more than 100 of the world’s leading countries, companies and philanthropists will join forces to create a “major breakthrough” in the effort to assist millions of children who’s education has been disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters, the United Nations envoy for […]

18 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General Calls for Leaders to Invest in Young Innovators

From UN News Centre


17 May 2016 – The global sustainable development agenda recognizes the great potential of information and communication technology to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and advance knowledge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with a call for Governments, businesses and civil society […]

17 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young Women and Adolescent Girls are Crucial to Ending the AIDS Epidemic


At the Women Deliver youth pre-conference, taking place on 15 and 16 May in Copenhagen, Denmark, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway underlined the central role to be played by young women and adolescent girls in ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Her Royal Highness stressed the need for […]

16 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|