Announcing the new Envoy on Youth – Jayathma Wickramanayake

New York, 20 June 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful […]

In historic first, UNICEF appoints Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador

Via UNICEF

NEW YORK, 19 June 2017 – UNICEF announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest […]

Remembering Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Chief – a Staunch Advocate for Young People at the UN and Beyond

Today, people across the world have expressed their sadness at the sudden passing of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.  He was 68 years old. (UNFPA)

With his passing, we […]

Government officials and youth promote evidence-based principles for youth development in Asia

From UNESCO
Government officials, youth development practitioners and youth leaders representing 17 Asian countries are sharing experience about evidence-based approaches of their youth development policies and programming.
These discussions are taking place at a technical workshop in […]

From transactional sex to mentoring girls, a transformative journey for young woman

From UNFPA
QUELIMANE, Zambezia, Mozambique – “I once engaged in transactional sex without using contraceptives to be able to afford attending school. Now I use my own story to demonstrate (to other girls) that change is […]

A better sexual and reproductive health education could save adolescent lives

From UNESCO
More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNESCO and partners.

In 2015, nearly two […]

Thailand to pilot UNESCO project targeting gender imbalances in STEM

Via UNESCO

Thailand will be the first country in Asia-Pacific to assess and address gender imbalances in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields using a policy toolkit developed as part of a global UNESCO […]

Young people demand sexual and reproductive health and rights information

From UN Aids

Sexual and reproductive health and rights information, education and evidence-informed data are key to ensuring that young people know how to protect themselves from HIV and access HIV testing and treatment. This was […]

ILO, LUKOIL extend partnership on youth employment

Via ILO

“We have the unique opportunity to partner in order to scale-up action on youth employment and tackle this crisis head on,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

MOSCOW (ILO News) – Director-General of the International Labour […]

My Voice-My School: Bringing Children From Ein El Hilweh and Sweden Together

Via UNRWA

Today, Rama, a Palestine refugee from Syria, and her classmates from Palestine Martyrs School in Ein El Hilweh, Lebanon, met with children from Sweden’s Helsingborg International School as part of the UNRWA My Voice-My […]