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Secretary-General’s remarks at opening dialogue with youth in Jordan

Amman, Jordan, 27 March 2016
Dear students,

Asalam Aleykum.

Thank you for your warm welcome.

I’m very pleased to be here today at the University of Jordan; the oldest school of higher education in the country.

This university has played its part in making Jordan into the country it is today. It has educated many of your top politicians, businessmen and leaders from […]

28 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

Secretary-General”s Remarks at Opening of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

REMARKS AT OPENING OF THE 60TH SESSION
OF THE COMMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN
New York, 14 March 2016

[As delivered]

Thank you very much for your leadership for gender equality and gender empowerment. Welcome to the United Nations.

It is a great pleasure for me to be here today with so many distinguished women leaders from all around […]

14 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

UN Secretary-General calls for investment in Algeria’s “dynamic and determined” youth

Visiting Algeria for the second time as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon addressed a group of university students at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algiers and insisted on the importance of investing in Algeria’s “dynamic and determined” youth. Also, while at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN chief planted a tree of peace, […]

10 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

“Threats and Opportunities: The Power of Young People to Shape a New Future”

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL


KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY
“THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
THE POWER OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO SHAPE A NEW FUTURE”
Montreal, 12 February 2016
[As prepared for delivery]

Ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for your warm welcome.

I have come to Montreal from New York – and tonight the Montreal Canadiens are in New York to play the Buffalo Sabres.

I am a diplomat […]

12 February 2016|Speeches on Youth|

UN Youth Envoy’s Statement on Women, Children & Adolescent Health, at the Call to Action Summit at Taj Palace

27 August 2015

UNIC/PRESS RELEASE/145-2015

Call to Action Summit 2015

Following are UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi’s statement on Women, Children & Adolescent Health, at the Call to Action Summit at Taj Palace, New Delhi on 27 August 2015:

It gives me a great pleasure to be here today and allow me at the outset to thank […]

27 August 2015|Envoy’s news, Speeches on Youth|

Secretary-General’s Message to Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

Delivered by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin,

Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this important Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security. I thank His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan, as well as the Government and people of Jordan […]

21 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

Secretary-General’s remarks to Commemoration of International Youth Day

Happy International Youth Day!

We are meeting together at a very promising time. 

Governments have just agreed on a bold new sustainable development vision to transform our world by 2030.

Today’s young people can help realize the sustainable development goals.

Youth face many challenges, including poverty, conflicts and unemployment.

But young people are not simply accepting this as their fate. […]

12 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Youth

Emerging threats, violent extremism, shifting political conditions, economic turmoil and social transformations are combining to heighten the challenges facing the world’s young people. No one knows better than them the issues at stake or the best way to respond. That is why I am calling on young people to speak out and I am urging […]

10 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

Secretary-General’s message for the UNAI-ELS Many Languages One World Student Forum [delivered by Ms. Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information]

New York, 24 July 2015

Today we welcome to the United Nations the seventy winners of the Many Languages One World Contest co-sponsored by the United Nations Academic Impact and ELS Educational Services. You were asked to do something inspired and challenging—to write an essay in an official United Nations language that is not your own. You did so […]

28 July 2015|Speeches on Youth|

United Nations Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon message on World Youth Skills Day

I welcome this first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day.  On July 15th each year, the international community will underscore the value of helping young people to upgrade their own abilities to contribute to our common future.

While overall more young people have greater educational opportunities than in the past, there are still some 75 million […]

14 July 2015|Speeches on Youth|