News Stories

4 out of 10 child soldiers are girls

12 February 2015 – On this International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, also known as Red Hand Day, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui call for urgent action to end grave violations against children including their recruitment by armed groups. Children are increasingly vulnerable as conflicts around […]

18 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

NAIROBI, 17 February 2015—While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic.
AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents […]

18 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘Youth lens’ brings development challenges into sharper focus at UN forum

The emerging United Nations-led sustainability agenda, to be crafted around a set of sustainable development goals, must be inspired by and inspiring for the world’s young people, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said today as he closed the Council’s annual Youth Forum with a call for young people to amplify […]

5 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘2015 is a chance to change history,’ Ban tells UN Youth Forum

2 February 2015 – This generation of young people – the largest the world has ever seen – has a historic opportunity to end poverty, combat climate change, create jobs and fight injustice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a Youth Forum at UN Headquarters in New York this morning as he called on the […]

5 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Women launches next phase in ‘HeForShe’ campaign at Davos Forum

23 January 2015 – At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today, UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality, unveiled a new initiative to galvanize the support of global leaders to bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls around the world.

At a […]

28 January 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Private sector, ‘care economy’ will be key engines of job creation for next 5 years – UN report

Private sector services, such as business and administrative services, and real estate, as well as related industries, will employ more than a third of the global workforce over the next five years, according to new data released by the United Nations labour agency.

“Service sector employment will remain the most dynamic with respect to job creation […]

28 January 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education
LONDON, 19 January 2015 – Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, Fixing the […]

21 January 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|