Bridging the gap: youth inclusivity and the post-2015 development agenda

An old African proverb says: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. I believe this wisdom is the key to Sustainable Development.

 

Over the past years I […]

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4 out of 10 child soldiers are girls

12 February 2015 – On this International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, also known as Red Hand Day, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui call for urgent […]

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Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

NAIROBI, 17 February 2015—While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic.
AIDS […]

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‘Youth lens’ brings development challenges into sharper focus at UN forum

The emerging United Nations-led sustainability agenda, to be crafted around a set of sustainable development goals, must be inspired by and inspiring for the world’s young people, the President of the UN Economic and Social […]

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‘2015 is a chance to change history,’ Ban tells UN Youth Forum

2 February 2015 – This generation of young people – the largest the world has ever seen – has a historic opportunity to end poverty, combat climate change, create jobs and fight injustice, United Nations […]

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SG launches #YouthNow campaign in commemoration of World Programme of Action for Youth

On 2 January 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon launched #YouthNow campaign commemorating the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) during his opening remarks at the annual Economic and Social Council’s Youth Forum, at […]

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UN Women launches next phase in ‘HeForShe’ campaign at Davos Forum

23 January 2015 – At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today, UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality, unveiled a new initiative to galvanize the support […]

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Private sector, ‘care economy’ will be key engines of job creation for next 5 years – UN report

Private sector services, such as business and administrative services, and real estate, as well as related industries, will employ more than a third of the global workforce over the next five years, according to new […]

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The UN Youth Envoy, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris, 20-21 January 2015

The Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris on 20-21 January 2015 to hold initial discussions on the establishment of a global initiative on youth policies, which is […]

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Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education
LONDON, 19 January 2015 – Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their […]

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