The United Nations cultural agency has released a new video that outlines how comprehensive sexuality education helps young people develop the knowledge and skills to make conscious, healthy and responsible choices about relationships and sexuality.
The Being a Young Person video, released by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), outlines the vital role that comprehensive sexuality […]
22 September 2016- The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a panel discussion on youth and human rights in order to identify challenges, best practices and lessons learned in the exercise of human rights by young people, as well as relevant opportunities for the empowerment of youth in the exercise of their rights.
New York – On September 20, young leaders and world leaders gathered for a special event on the sidelines of the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly to assess progress in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and discuss ways for engaging young people.
The event, co-hosted by the Office of the Secretary-General’s […]
UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to strengthen their commitments for the young people of Africa.
The continent is undergoing a seismic shift in its population structure, with more young people than ever before preparing to enter […]
“If we want effective humanitarian action, we must embrace the full participation and priorities of young people,” Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, told an IPI audience on September 19, 2016. “If we want a stable and sustainable future, we can no longer afford to leave young people behind.”
The comment set […]
New York, September 19, 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today unveiled the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Social Good Summit in New York.
The 17 Young Leaders have been recognized for their leadership and contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda […]
UN Secretary-General’s Message for the Announcement of the 2016 Class of UN Young Leaders for the SDGs
Delivered by Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, at the Social Good Summit in New York on September 19, 2016
I am pleased to join in warmly welcoming the inaugural class of the United Nations Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals. I thank the Office of my Envoy on Youth for launching this timely […]
The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and AIESEC, a non-governmental organisation devoted to youth related issues, are courting the involvement of young people across Africa to develop a youth friendly framework on how to implement the SDG at National and Regional levels.
The two bodies organised a two-day workshop on 7-8 September in the Senegalese capital, […]
From UN Volunteers
In August 2016, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Ecuador organized the first Regional Meeting of Youth Volunteer Networks, in collaboration with the Municipality of Cuenca. The event brought together 155 participants from Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru and Guatemala. It aimed to promote the exchange of experiences and best […]
In Sri Lanka, UN Chief Highlights Key Role of Young People in Building Peace and Sustainable Development
From UN News Centre
Involvement of all sections of the society, in particular its young people, in bottom-up peace building approaches is vital to ensure sustainable social justice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at a youth event in Sri Lanka.
“Why should young people be sent off to fight wars, but be prevented from building […]