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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 […]

2 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth Envoy Meets with Abraham Keita, 2015 Winner of International Children’s Peace Prize

Today the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, received Abraham M. Keita of Liberia, the 2015 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize.

Abraham, 18, was awarded the prize for his role in demanding justice for child victims of violence and for campaigning for the Liberian Parliament to adopt children’s rights laws.

The Envoy congratulated Abraham on […]

31 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN-Habitat Trains Youth in Data Collection for Refugee Project

From UN Habitat

Kalobeyei (Kenya) 31 August 2016 – UN-Habitat is working in agreement with the County Government, UNHCR and the local community to support planning for integrated refugees and host communities and developing a spatial plan for the Kalobeyei New Settlement that will be sustainable, inclusive and resilient. UN-Habitat is working on the spatial planning component […]

31 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Maldives Pioneers UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security in Asia-Pacific

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, […]

30 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Investment in Youth and Women Critical to Africa’s Development, Says UN Development Chief

From UNDP

“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 […]

29 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Youth Unemployment is on the Rise Again

From ILO

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 […]

25 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Joint UN Programme Aims to Empower Over 1 Million Girls in Mozambique

From UNFPA

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 […]

24 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

On Nigeria Visit, UN Youth Envoy Encourages Development of Youth Policies, Endorses Campaign for Greater Youth Access to Political Participation

Visiting Nigeria from August 20-23, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with local youth organizations and government officials to discuss the UN’s program in the country and the development of a national youth policy.

One of the highlights of the visit saw the Envoy officially endorsing the #NotTooYoungToRun Campaign, a bill that seeks to […]

23 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Encourages Russian Youth to Engage with the SDGs

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visited Russia from August 17-19 to attend the Terra Scientia International Youth Forum where he spoke as a special guest encouraging Russian and international youth to play an active role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During this visit, the Secretary-General’s Envoy met with Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Presidential […]

19 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy on Official Visit to Nigeria

On Monday, August 22 the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will begin an official visit to Nigeria where he is scheduled to meet with young people and government officials to discuss youth development and youth issues.

The Envoy will meet with Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as well as officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the […]

19 August 2016|Envoy’s news|