High-Level Political Forum 2018: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”

This year the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held in New York from 9th – 18th of July days as part of the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for […]

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International Youth Day Observance

Remarks by Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Bangladesh, 06 August 2018

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Fellow young people,

I would like to begin by thanking the Government of Bangladesh for inviting me to mark the International […]

2018 ECOSOC Humanitarian – Affairs Segment

This year’s ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) took place from 19 – 21 June in New York, with the theme of “Restoring humanity, respecting human dignity and leaving no one behind: working together to reduce […]

Young People Discuss Change at CSW62 Youth Dialogue

Building on the successes and lessons learnt from the Youth Forums of CSW60 and CSW61, the Youth Dialogue at CSW62 held on 17 March 2018 provided a space for cross-regional networking among young people engaged […]

CSW62 Side Event Highlights the Importance of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

On 14 March 2018, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth organized a high-level side event during the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event brought […]

2018 ECOSOC Youth Forum Highlights

During January 30 and 31, the 7th annual ECOSOC Youth Forum brought together over 700 hundred young people, government representatives, and civil society organizations at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The ECOSOC Youth Forum […]

Multi-Country Mission of the UN Envoy on Youth in Africa – Meeting and Listening to Young People Where They Are

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, undertook a multi-country official mission to Africa to meet with and listen to young people on the ground. The purpose of the mission was to learn […]

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Join the conversation at the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum

The 2018 ECOSOC Youth Forum is just around the corner! The event, to be held 30-31 January at UNHQ in New York, is the UN’s largest gathering of youth and the key forum that brings […]

UN Envoy Welcomes New Somali Policy on Role of Youth in Peacebuilding

18 December 2017 – Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute […]

Somalia Launches National Youth Policy at Gathering of Country’s Youth

Mogadishu – Hundreds of youth representatives from around Somalia have gathered in the capital city for talks on the future development of young Somalis, who make up more than two-thirds of the east African country’s population.
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