From UN Maldives
Today the United Nations in Maldives in close partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Maldives launched the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, making Maldives the first country in the Asia Pacific region to honor this landmark resolution in an official ceremony.
Presiding the opening ceremony, […]
“Africa’s large youth population presents an enormous opportunity for development”, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). “Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth by investing in education, skills development, and other social initiatives can reap enormous dividends and spur the continent’s development.”
Helen Clark made her remarks during the opening of […]
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1 per cent in 2016 and remain at that level through to 2017 (up from 12.9 per cent in 2015).
The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2016, Trends for Youth report shows that as […]
NAMPULA Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and it was difficult for me to express myself. I spent my free time after school with vulnerable girlfriends my age who had left school to marry, and some were even pregnant,” 16-year-old Amelia Abadala Salimo told UNFPA. “I felt afraid to […]
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The nightmares have gone. But the memories remain. Yolande Mabika remembers running for her life when rebels attacked her home in Bukavu, in eastern Congo, more than 20 years ago. She was eight. That was the last time she saw her family. They had scattered in other directions.
Fresh from competing […]
From Tashkent to Tokyo, from Nairobi to Yerevan and Montevideo, young people gathered in hundreds of locations across the globe on Friday to mark International Youth Day and celebrate the myriad ways in which young women and men contribute to the betterment of our world.
Marking the day at UN headquarters in New York, young people […]
KAMPALA, Uganda – Talking about sexual and reproductive health is not easy, especially in the conservative corners of Uganda. But the girls of Buddo Secondary School found a powerful way to address the issue: poetry.
“Plan your family to fend off poverty / To enhance your savings / To feed with quality / To take […]
Breaking Down the Barriers on International Youth Day – Young People Need Better Access to HIV Services
National policies and practices continue to prevent young people (aged 10-24 years) from accessing the HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights services that they need. On this International Youth Day, UNAIDS calls on national authorities, civil society organizations, youth activists and all stakeholders in the AIDS response to review and challenge national policies, […]
From UN News Centre
12 August 2016 – The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said youth, with their […]
By the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The 2016 Olympics have already shattered records, but even before the first competition began, these Games made history by giving athletes who have no country to call home a place on the starting line.
I expressed my appreciation to the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, for his compassionate […]