”We cannot give up the fight” to end child recruitment, says UNICEF chief



21 February 2017 – Even though over the past 10 years, more than 65,000 children have been released from armed forces and armed groups, tens of thousands of boys and girls under the […]

Egyptian Youth Speak their Minds in Essays: We Need Better Skills for More Jobs

Via World Bank

In a country with high youth unemployment—such as Egypt—could it be that young people can develop new solutions? Can young, creative minds come up with new ideas that have never been considered or […]

Reaching women and girls across the line of fire in Myanmar’s Kachin conflict



KACHIN STATE, Myanmar – Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State intensified in December, nearly 7,000 people have fled the area, often amid shelling and airstrikes. Among the people on the run […]

Bringing youth peacemakers from Uganda and South Sudan together


Training young leaders in conflict resolution and peace building, business skills and project management, and future-oriented approaches of the Sustainable Development Goals has become essential. From 6 to 10 February 2017, young leaders from […]

UNV welcomes Czech, French and Swiss UN Youth Volunteers to Bonn to prepare for volunteer assignments

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13 February 2017, Bonn, Germany – Thirty nationals from the Czech Republic, France and Switzerland are among the latest UN Youth Volunteers to arrive in Bonn to start assignment preparation training before being deployed […]

Youth for the SDGs at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

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08 February 2017, Bogotá, Colombia – At the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Colombia, youth leader Julián Rodríguez together with Leymah Gbowee, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, led a workshop […]

Secretary-General Guterres on role of youth in addressing today’s challenges

Delivering a lecture at Cairo University, Mr. Guterres underlined the importance of young people in addressing the challenges confronting the contemporary world, including those to peace, impacts of climate change and growing inequalities.

“The best hope […]

UN chief urges countries to bet on youth empowerment

Via UN Radio

Youth employment schemes must be at the heart of national and global economic plans.

That’s the hope expressed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a wide-ranging address to students at Cairo University in Egypt […]

The Secretary-General’s Remarks at Cairo University

15 February 2017


Honourable President of the Cairo University, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me say first of all, how grateful I am for this invitation to […]

Photo stories: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The United Nations believes that empowering women and girls not only contributes to the world’s economic development, but also pushes forward the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.