Global Youth Unemployment is on the Rise Again

From ILO

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1 per cent in 2016 and remain at that level through to 2017 (up […]

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Joint UN Programme Aims to Empower Over 1 Million Girls in Mozambique

From UNFPA

NAMPULA Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and it was difficult for me to express myself. I spent my free time after school with vulnerable girlfriends my age who […]

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As Games Near End, Team Refugees Looks to the Future

From UNHCR

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The nightmares have gone. But the memories remain. Yolande Mabika remembers running for her life when rebels attacked her home in Bukavu, in eastern Congo, more than 20 years ago. […]

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UN and Young People Worldwide Celebrate International Youth Day

From Tashkent to Tokyo, from Nairobi to Yerevan and Montevideo, young people gathered in hundreds of locations across the globe on Friday to mark International Youth Day and celebrate the myriad ways in which young […]

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Girls in Uganda Become SDG Ambassadors, Fight Teen Pregnancy with Poetry

From UNFPA

KAMPALA, Uganda – Talking about sexual and reproductive health is not easy, especially in the conservative corners of Uganda. But the girls of Buddo Secondary School found a powerful way to address the issue: […]

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Breaking Down the Barriers on International Youth Day – Young People Need Better Access to HIV Services

From UNAIDS

National policies and practices continue to prevent young people (aged 10-24 years) from accessing the HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights services that they need. On this International Youth Day, UNAIDS calls on […]

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On International Day, UN Says Youth Can Lead Global Drive for a More Sustainable Future

From UN News Centre

12 August 2016 – The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past […]

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A Call to Empower Youth

By the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The 2016 Olympics have already shattered records, but even before the first competition began, these Games made history by giving athletes who have no country to call home a place […]

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UN Secretary-General Marks International Youth Day with Additional Measures to Support Youth Development

Expected to speak tonight at the University of Calgary to mark International Youth Day, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced additional measures aimed at further supporting youth development in the UN context. 

Emphasizing the importance of Youth Day […]

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Secretary-General Nominates Lead Author and Advisory Group for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

12 August 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today appointed Graeme Simpson (South Africa) as lead author for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, as well as 21 experts who will form an advisory […]

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