History in the Making at World Humanitarian Summit: New Compact for Young People

Special Session of the World Hummanitarian Summit: Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for Young People

Istanbul, Turkey- On the eve of the World Humanitarian Summit, more than 20 humanitarian partners –governments, NGOs and UN agencies— endorsed […]

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Recap: First Day In Central African Republic

The first day of the visit of the UN Youth Envoy, Ahmad Alhendawi,  in Central African Republic (CAR) started with a meeting with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) where Ahmad Alhendawi spoke to the […]

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“Education Cannot Wait” fund to be launched at UN World Humanitarian Summit

From UN News Centre

16 May 2016 – At next week’s World Humanitarian Summit, more than 100 of the world’s leading countries, companies and philanthropists will join forces to create a “major breakthrough” in the effort […]

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Leaders to Invest in Young Innovators

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17 May 2016 – The global sustainable development agenda recognizes the great potential of information and communication technology to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and advance knowledge, United Nations Secretary-General […]

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Young Women and Adolescent Girls are Crucial to Ending the AIDS Epidemic


At the Women Deliver youth pre-conference, taking place on 15 and 16 May in Copenhagen, Denmark, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway underlined the central role to be […]

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UN Secretary-General meets with Syrian Students in Portugal

On Thursday, 12 May 2016, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, spoke to Syrian Students in Portugal and reiterated that the solution to the education crisis is ending the war:

“I am so pleased to be with you.

I […]

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Deputy Secretary-General Highlights Immense Potential of Youth in Peacebuilding at Security Council Debate

From UN

On 11 May 2016, Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations,spoke on Countering the Narratives and Ideologies of Terrorism.

“I thank the Egyptian Presidency for convening today’s open debate.  This is an opportunity to discuss […]

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Indigenous Youth: Activism for Equal Rights


Indigenous youth: activism for equal rights
On 9 May, representatives of the world’s many indigenous communities gathered in New York for one of the most powerful platforms for dialogue on topics that affect indigenous peoples […]

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UN Secretary-General’s Op-Ed: “Refugees and Migrants: A Crisis of Solidarity”

This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.

War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate […]

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Youth employment an ‘absolute priority’ in Latin America says UN labour chief

From : UN News Centre

6 May 2016 – “Innovative solutions” with a concrete action plan are crucial to tackle youth employment challenge in Latin America, the Director-General of the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) […]

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