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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This blog post is a collaboration between Winifred Ahupa and Ala Oueslati
Something tugs me here
In my belly
Like the strings of a banjo
Struck by hands or legs
Your might defies what
A child possesses
Your birthsong of love
Filters in, slowly at first
Like the emergence of
A baby lunar crescent
Then with a suddenness
You kick the walls of me
Sending jolts of lyrics-
That dispels […]
By Dr Rachele Tardi, Light for the World Representative to the UN.
World Youth Skills Day was established last November by the United Nations and is being celebrated for the first time on July 15, 2015. It is a response to the critical need for skills to contribute to the reduction of unemployment and underemployment among […]
by Dr. Bill Hunter
To succeed in today’s global workforce, youth must have a wide variety of competencies, some of which are dependent on their career path. In addition to functional job skills, which vary from position to position, there are, however, common competencies that all young people need to develop regardless of their chosen field. […]