Less than two months after the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the members of the newly launched Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action met at UN Headquarters in New York to set out a detailed and concrete plan to turn youth-led humanitarian action into reality.
The 2-day meeting, convened by UNFPA in close […]
For Lebogang Brenda Motsumi, 27, accessible sexual and reproductive health services would have changed her life. A passionate advocate for youth-friendly services and sexuality education, she has faced personal struggles with early pregnancy and is now living with HIV.
She gave her testimony at a high level government dialogue organized by UNESCO on the […]
New York, 15 July, 2016 – Speaking at a high-level event at United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, UN officials urged world leaders to step up their efforts in providing skills training for young people as they get ready to enter the job market.
The world today is home to the largest generation of youth […]
Side Event to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF)
1:15pm – 2:30pm
Monday 18 July, 2016
CR A, United Nations Headquarters, New York
On Monday July 18, on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Permanent Missions of Denmark and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office […]
Nothing precludes you from achieving your goals – knowledge has no value if it doesn’t translate into energy. For students, succeeding in school is a priority. However, success can’t be maintained without the following key elements: hard work, diligence, follow-up and willingness.
Driven by these elements, 14-year-old Nour Kinan, a Palestine refugee student from Lebanon, […]
Today half of the 1.4 billion people living in countries affected by crises and fragility are under the age of 20. Many of them, especially girls and young women, face poverty and exploitation. Yet their needs are often neglected and overlooked by providers of humanitarian assistance.
On the eve of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit that […]
Empowering the Youth Through Sport in Timor-Leste: Launching the Second Phase of the “Sport for Life” Initiative
From UNESCO Office in Jakarta
The energy of youth is on display this week in Dili, Timor-Leste, where the “Sport for Life Youth Leadership Camp” is bringing together youth facilitators from all 13 municipalities of the country. From July 4th to 16th, they are trained to become facilitators themselves, to replicate the Sport for Life activities […]
From UN News Centre
Opening the first meeting of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development since the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today outlined the tasks before the body and called for stronger commitment to accomplish its mandated tasks.
“A strong Forum means faster […]
August 12 is International Youth Day and the theme for this year is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production,” with a special focus on SDG 12.
This year’s Day is about turning the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into reality. The Day will focus on the leading role young people […]