Youth empowerment, education, employment key to future development

“The world now has the largest generation of young people in history. I place great hope in their power to shape our future,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders and dignitaries at High-Level Event […]

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Zero draft: Outcome document to adopt Post-2015 Development Agenda

The long anticipated zero draft outcome document [see original file here] for the post-2015 summit is now available!
This zero draft will be discussed at the upcoming session of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations, from 22-25 June. The […]

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‘Give young people decent jobs and they will create a better future’ – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

When young people have decent jobs, political weight, negotiating muscle and real influence in the world, they will create a better future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday as he kicked off a Headquarters […]

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LIVE: Watch livestream of UN Secretary-General’s debate with Youth on development in Brussels

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address youth as special guest at an event on the role of youth in the post-2015 agenda in Brussels, on 27 May. It will be livestreamed to audiences across the […]

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‘Make the choice of service,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chief tells Georgetown graduates

In a commencement address at Georgetown University, where he received an honorary degree yesterday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told graduates to choose service, be bold, listen, champion progress and act with passion and compassion.

Here […]

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Pakistani youth propel the number of global HeForShe champions to over 300,000

In less than 48 hours, and with almost 5,000 online sign-ups from Pakistan alone, the HeForShe global ticker on Saturday crossed into the 300k mark.

Following a chance meeting of female students with Mr. Jamshed Kazi, […]

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UNICEF: Today it’s young people’s turn to talk

On May 11, just before the heads of state and government of the world’s leading industrialised nations met in Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, 54 girls and boys aged 14 to 18 from the G7 states, […]

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Sudan: Youth volunteers train for a better future for Darfur

Yusra, a young woman from East Darfur, had always wanted to work with her community to help people improve their lives.

“Because of the conflict, we have so many problems such as poverty, low-income and lack […]

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Sexuality education programming set to reach millions of young people across eastern and southern Africa

Young people in eastern and southern Africa, like many of their peers around the world, often receive conflicting and inaccurate information about sex. This can lead to badly informed decisions about how, when or with […]

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Secretary-General’s remarks at Open Debate of the Security Council on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace

New York, 23 April 2015

I am honoured by the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan – which has so ably led the Security Council this month.

His Royal Highness is the […]

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