News Stories

RECAP: My World – A Future Defined by 5 million Young People Globally for #YouthDay

[View the story "RECAP: My World - A Future Defined by 5 million Young People Globally for #YouthDay " on Storify]

12 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

RECAP: Twitter Chat with Youth & Civil Society on Youth Engagement for #YouthDay

[View the story "RECAP: Twitter Chat with Youth & Civil Society on Youth Engagement for #YouthDay" on Storify]

12 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General’s remarks to Commemoration of International Youth Day

Happy International Youth Day!

We are meeting together at a very promising time. 

Governments have just agreed on a bold new sustainable development vision to transform our world by 2030.

Today’s young people can help realize the sustainable development goals.

Youth face many challenges, including poverty, conflicts and unemployment.

But young people are not simply accepting this as their fate. […]

12 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Youth

Emerging threats, violent extremism, shifting political conditions, economic turmoil and social transformations are combining to heighten the challenges facing the world’s young people. No one knows better than them the issues at stake or the best way to respond. That is why I am calling on young people to speak out and I am urging […]

10 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

Live in Times Square: #YouthNow Driving Change!

During the entire month of August, to celebrate International Youth Day on 12 August, the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth is partnering with the UN Millenium Campaign on #YouthNow Driving Change, a one photo-a-day digital exhibit to feature youth from around the world driving change in their community!

Running until 17 August 2015, […]

7 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘We were judgmental of young people’

Malawi – “I thought family planning was for married people, not for girls. We were not friendly to young people. We were judgmental,” says Blessings Sonkhanani, a nurse at Namwera Health Center. “Now I know that anyone of childbearing age is eligible for family planning. Now we know what young people need, we’re special to […]

4 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

#YouthNow Driving Change: Online #YouthDay Daily Exhibit

To mark International #YouthDay, every day during the month of August,  we are featuring a young person actively driving change in their community!

Dates: 1 – 31 August 2015

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated: “Young people drive change but they are not in the driver’s seat. I call for giving them the “license” to steer […]

31 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

#YouthNow Driving Change Online Photo Exhibit

To mark International Youth Day, each day during the month of August we are featuring an inspirational youth actively making an impact in their community. Join us!  
“Young people drive change but they are not in the driver’s seat. I call for giving them the license to steer our future.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The #YouthNow […]

31 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Highlights of the UN celebration of the International Youth Day 2015

During the month of August, join us as we celebrate International Youth Day!

August 12 is International Youth Day, with the theme of Youth Civic Engagement.We have a series of events, conversations, online mobilizations and celebrations around the world to mark this occasion. We invite you to join us and celebrate youth making a change in their […]

29 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth from all over the world speak on Action 2015 agenda at the UN

Last Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the 70 winners of the United Nations-sponsored Many Languages, One World contest who wrote “inspired” essays in languages not their own about a new sustainable development path that will lead to an end to poverty and a life of dignity for all.

“You were asked to do something inspired and challenging […]

28 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|