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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Secretary-General Appoints Werner Faymann of Austria As Special Envoy on Youth Employment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Werner Faymann of Austria, as his Special Envoy on Youth Employment.

This appointment comes at a time when persistently high levels of youth unemployment, poor quality […]

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Message of the UN Envoy on Youth on International Youth Day 2016

Every year on August 12, we celebrate young people everywhere and the tremendous contributions they make to their communities and the world.  

This year, the celebration is even more special given the adoption of the […]

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Message of the UN Secretary-General on International Youth Day 2016


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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Refugee Team Takes Centre Stage Ahead of Opening Ceremony


Since the Refugee Olympic Team arrived in Brazil, leading celebrities and fellow athletes have rallied to their side.

By: Jonathan Clayton   |  2 August 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Refugee athletes have taken centre stage in the […]

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Over 18,000 Nominations Received in UN Young Leaders Campaign

Following a month-long call for nominations for the first UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, more than 18,000 submissions from 186 countries were received by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on […]

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Investing in Young People is Key to Future Prosperity, UN Agency Head to Tell Senegal’s President


Investing in agriculture and farming technologies will help to change the perception that young people have of farming, making it an appealing career choice that also contributes to the long-term development of rural communities, […]

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UN Anti-Crime Chief Calls for Greater Prevention, Youth Advocacy to Fight Terrorism

From UN News Centre

 27 July 2016 – The threat of terrorism has expanded and become increasingly decentralized and diffuse throughout the past 10 years, the top United Nations anti-crime official said today, calling for greater […]

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The Power of Sport to Change the World: FC Internazionale at the UN

“Sport is also an important enabler of sustainable development. We recognize the growing contribution of sport to the realization of development and peace in its promotion of tolerance and respect, and the contributions it makes […]

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