On Wednesday 19th of July, the newly appointed UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, participated in the High Level event “Youth and the SDGs: From Local Roots to Global Reality”.
At this event, young advocates […]
Young people today joined Ministers from Sri Lanka, Denmark and Jordan as well as the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the 3rd annual World Youth […]
UN Human Rights Council calls for “full realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for youth.”
During its 35th Session the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted, on 22 June 2017, a resolution on youth and human rights, signaling a step forward for the global youth rights agenda.
The Office of the […]
New York, 20 June 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful […]
NEW YORK, 19 June 2017 – UNICEF announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest […]
Remembering Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Chief – a Staunch Advocate for Young People at the UN and Beyond
Today, people across the world have expressed their sadness at the sudden passing of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. He was 68 years old. (UNFPA)
With his passing, we […]
Government officials, youth development practitioners and youth leaders representing 17 Asian countries are sharing experience about evidence-based approaches of their youth development policies and programming.
These discussions are taking place at a technical workshop in […]
QUELIMANE, Zambezia, Mozambique – “I once engaged in transactional sex without using contraceptives to be able to afford attending school. Now I use my own story to demonstrate (to other girls) that change is […]
More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNESCO and partners.
In 2015, nearly two […]