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“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|

UN Secretary-General meets with Syrian Students in Portugal

On Thursday, 12 May 2016, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, spoke to Syrian Students in Portugal and reiterated that the solution to the education crisis is ending the war:

“I am so pleased to be with you.

I want to thank the Chairman of the Global Platform for Syrian Students, Jorge Sampaio, for his leadership and his longtime […]

13 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Deputy Secretary-General Highlights Immense Potential of Youth in Peacebuilding at Security Council Debate

From UN

On 11 May 2016, Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations,spoke on Countering the Narratives and Ideologies of Terrorism.

“I thank the Egyptian Presidency for convening today’s open debate.  This is an opportunity to discuss how we best counter terrorist narratives and ideologies as well as an opportunity to recall the fundamental interests and values […]

11 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Indigenous Youth: Activism for Equal Rights


Indigenous youth: activism for equal rights
On 9 May, representatives of the world’s many indigenous communities gathered in New York for one of the most powerful platforms for dialogue on topics that affect indigenous peoples the most: the 15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

We asked Dali Angel, co-chair of the Global Indigenous […]

10 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General’s Op-Ed: “Refugees and Migrants: A Crisis of Solidarity”

This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.

War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are leading more people to leave their homes than at any time since we have had […]

9 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth employment an ‘absolute priority’ in Latin America says UN labour chief

From : UN News Centre

6 May 2016 – “Innovative solutions” with a concrete action plan are crucial to tackle youth employment challenge in Latin America, the Director-General of the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) told representatives at the 9th Ibero-American Conference of Ministers of Labour, recently held in Colombia.

“Youth employment is an absolute priority,” […]

9 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO Biosphere Excursion: Learning experience for young environmentalists from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates


The second part of the first UNESCO Biosphere Excursion, a binational programme in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia, took place in April 2016. A group of sixteen inspired students and young professionals from Ethiopia and the UAE met on 6 April for an excursion to protected areas in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah […]

5 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake


In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban youth discussions on the critical questions of “equity and youth development” in Kathmandu. A wide range of youth groups supported UN-Habitat to put […]

4 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|