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United Nations Secretary-General’s message for International Youth Day (12 August 2014)

11 August 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Join the UN Secretary-General and Malala in marking 500 Days of Action for the MDGs

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11 August 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to join International Youth Day

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be joining this year’s International Youth Day to address stigma and discrimination in youth with mental health conditions.

Youth with mental health conditions are often subject to stigma and discrimination, largely due to an overall lack of awareness and understanding of mental health conditions. The stigma surrounding mental health issues can […]

6 August 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth, News Stories|

100 Days Vigil, Bring Back Our Girls

Vigils are to be held around the world for Nigeria’s 200 kidnapped girls of Chibok on July 23 – exactly 100 days after their abduction from school.

After more than three months in captivity, the vigils – under the banner of #BringBackOurGirls – will be staged at the same time in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and […]

23 July 2014|News Stories|

International Youth Day

Celebrate International Youth Day 2014 with the theme #MentalHealthMatters at the UN Headquarters on 12 August from 10:00 AM-1:00PM! 

Acknowledging the theme of this year’s International Youth Day and following the UN #MentalHealthMatters campaign, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Focal Point on Youth (DESA), and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) […]

17 July 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth, News Stories|

On World Population Day, UNFPA calls for investment in youth

On 11 July, as communities everywhere observe World Population Day, UNFPA calls for investments in support of the largest-ever generation of young people. Today, there are about 1.8 billion people aged 10 to 24, comprising roughly one quarter of the world’s population. Their aspirations and achievements will shape the future.

“We know that healthy, educated, productive […]

11 July 2014|News Stories|

Newsletter from the UN Information Centre in Pakistan just published, focusing on youth

10 July 2014|Envoy’s news, News Stories|

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows

10 July 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Pathways to better jobs for youth and women given new momentum by joint ILO-UNESCO agreement

10 July 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth speaking out about the future they want during UN High-level political forum on sustainable development

7 July 2014|News Stories|