Opportunities for Youth

The Latest Youth Related Videos from the UN and Youth

Climate Change Storytelling Contest

Write your best climate change story and get an opportunity to join and cover COP21


While climate change is a global phenomenon, it is hitting the world’s poorest regions – and most marginalized communities – the hardest. These changing conditions are impacting human health, economic activity, and are threatening basic human rights including access to water […]

27 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards reaches Inno Way

UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards has walked  into Inno Way in Zhongguancun, China’s silicon valley, to promote the Chinese version of the submission entry of the Awards and conduct a two-day exchange with many innovators and entrepreneurs.

As required by Chinese young innovators and entrepreneurs, UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards launched the Chinese version […]

24 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Secretary-General Twitter Chat on 24 August 17:30 GMT+1

Join in on Monday, August 24th from 17:30 to 18:00 GMT+1 as the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks to youth leaders in Nigeria about development and their role in shaping a better future for all.
The goals of the event will be to:

Promote the sustainable development goals and increase momentum and ownership in Nigeria
Produce and communicate […]

24 August 2015|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

Video Competition: Film the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris

Call for proposals for young videographers and youth-led video-production companies in professional video-production:

Deadline: 31 August 2015, 12 a.m., CET

Are you a creative mind, just beginning your career in professional video-production?

Are you interested in climate change, sustainable development and global citizenship?

UNESCO is looking for young videographers to come and film the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in […]

21 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

#Youth4Peace: Setting the International Agenda on Youth, Peace and Security

Friday, August 14th
12pm- 12:30pm EST (NYC TIME)
For the first gathering of this kind, young people, youth-led organizations, non-governmental organizations, governments & the UN will come together to agree on a common vision and roadmap to partner with young people in preventing conflict, countering violent extremism & building lasting peace. The Global Forum on Youth, Peace […]

13 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Declare it. Post it. Hashtag it. #Youth4Peace

Join global youth in putting youth voices at the forefront of setting the international agenda for peace and security.

How does it work? It’s easy.
Step 1) Just write “I declare…” on your hand and whatever you think the world needs to know related to peace and security OR what you’ll personally do to contribute.  
Step 2) […]

11 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Join the International Youth Day Digital Surge!

Join the United Nations for a day-long global twitter take over to mark International Youth Day and celebrate youth civic-engagement. All day, we will be sharing inspirational stories of youth driving change in their communities, featuring reports on youth civic and public participation, and sharing ways that you can get involved in celebrating and supporting […]

10 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Vote for your favorite finalist in the #YouthDay Photo Campaign!

The voting for the #YouthDay photo competition is via Facebook. The winning photo will be the one with the most Facebook likes by 7 August 5:00pm (EST/New York time). “Like” your favorite one and join us International Youth Day, August 12th, using the #YouthDay!

 See the five finalists’ photos below:



Don’t forget to vote here before the […]

6 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Vote your representative for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

Are you between 16 and 32 years old? Do you want to help integrating the views of urban youth into the UN-Habitat urban strategy and work programme?

UN-Habitat is now inviting you to vote for your representative for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board.

The Youth Advisory Board is a youth consultative body that advises UN-Habitat on strategies to engage […]

3 August 2015|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

Registration for UN MGCY Habitat III Webinar is open

The UN Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) invites people of all ages to attend our upcoming Habitat III Webinar, titled Children and Youth in the New Urban Agenda. The objective of this webinar is to introduce children and youth to the Habitat III process and provide a platform to discuss current challenges to achieving sustainable housing […]

31 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|