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 […]

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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 […]

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Live in Times Square: #YouthNow Driving Change!

During the entire month of August, to celebrate International Youth Day on 12 August, the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth is partnering with the UN Millenium Campaign on #YouthNow Driving Change, a […]

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‘We were judgmental of young people’

Malawi – “I thought family planning was for married people, not for girls. We were not friendly to young people. We were judgmental,” says Blessings Sonkhanani, a nurse at Namwera Health Center. “Now I know […]

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#YouthNow Driving Change: Online #YouthDay Daily Exhibit

To mark International #YouthDay, every day during the month of August,  we are featuring a young person actively driving change in their community!

Dates: 1 – 31 August 2015

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated: “Young […]

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#YouthNow Driving Change Online Photo Exhibit

To mark International Youth Day, each day during the month of August we are featuring an inspirational youth actively making an impact in their community. Join us!  
“Young people drive change but they are not […]

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Highlights of the UN celebration of the International Youth Day 2015

During the month of August, join us as we celebrate International Youth Day!

August 12 is International Youth Day, with the theme of Youth Civic Engagement.We have a series of events, conversations, online mobilizations and celebrations around […]

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Youth from all over the world speak on Action 2015 agenda at the UN

Last Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the 70 winners of the United Nations-sponsored Many Languages, One World contest who wrote “inspired” essays in languages not their own about a new sustainable development path that will lead […]

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At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Alhendawi announces plans for youth engagement in the SDGs

On his last stop in a multi-country mission in the East Africa region, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) co-hosted by the Governments of the United States […]

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A new momentum for stronger partnership with and for youth in Rwanda, highlights from the UN Youth Envoy visit to Rwanda

Last week, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visited Rwanda in a joint mission with the UN-Habitat youth team, on a three-day mission that included meetings with high-level Government officials, the UN […]

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