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‘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|

SG launches #YouthNow campaign in commemoration of World Programme of Action for Youth

On 2 January 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon launched #YouthNow campaign commemorating the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) during his opening remarks at the annual Economic and Social Council’s Youth Forum, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

“I am delighted to officially launch the WPAY+20 campaign commemorating the 20th Anniversary, being […]

3 February 2015|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

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|

The UN Youth Envoy, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris, 20-21 January 2015

The Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris on 20-21 January 2015 to hold initial discussions on the establishment of a global initiative on youth policies, which is called for in the Baku commitment on youth policies. The Baku Commitment is the result of the First Global Forum […]

26 January 2015|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

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|

Youth Envoy presents Arab Youth volunteering awards at MBC Hope Award Ceremony in Dubai

On 18 January 2015, the United Nations Secretary- General’s Special Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, participated in the MBC Hope award ceremony hosted by United Nations Volunteer Program (UNV) and MBC Group in Dubai, UAE.

The second annual MBC Hope Awards Ceremony honored the “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project and MBC Hope’s […]

20 January 2015|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

2014 in Review

2014 was a busy and productive year for the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and our Office. Alhendawi visited over 24 countries to meet with senior government officials, youth groups, delegations and United Nations country teams. Additionally, the Office of the Secretary-Generals’s Envoy on Youth hosted and co-organized some critical events.
Here are some highlights of […]

15 January 2015|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy meets Student Delegation from Mexico at UN Headquarters

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth welcomed 100 students from Mexico to the United Nations Headquarters earlier today to talk about Youth Participation and Democracy. The students came in as a part of Red por el Desarrollo Integral de la Juventud (REDIJ) project, the Colegio de la Globalizacion, that aims to provide students with fundamental […]

13 January 2015|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|