At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Alhendawi announces plans for youth engagement in the SDGs

On his last stop in a multi-country mission in the East Africa region, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) co-hosted by the Governments of the United States […]

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A new momentum for stronger partnership with and for youth in Rwanda, highlights from the UN Youth Envoy visit to Rwanda

Last week, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visited Rwanda in a joint mission with the UN-Habitat youth team, on a three-day mission that included meetings with high-level Government officials, the UN […]

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The UN Envoy on Youth welcomes the outcome of the Financing for Development Conference, calling for special financing for youth development

Last week the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD), which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“In Addis the world reached an important milestone with […]

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Voices of Youth feature: Child of Africa

This blog post is a collaboration between Winifred Ahupa and Ala Oueslati

Something tugs me here

In my belly

Like the strings of a banjo

Struck by hands or legs

Your might defies what

A child possesses

Your birthsong of love

Filters in, slowly […]

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Investing in Youth and Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend on the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day

Yesterday, 15 July 2015, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a side event “Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend” took place […]

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What we talk about when we talk about youth skills

By Dr Rachele Tardi, Light for the World Representative to the UN.

World Youth Skills Day was established last November by the United Nations and is being celebrated for the first time on July 15, 2015. […]

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First UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and […]

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World Youth Skills Day 2015

In 2014, the UN General Assembly designated 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. World Youth Skills Day serves as an opportunity to highlight the importance of youth skills development. 

World Youth Skills Day underscores the […]

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Global Competence Amongst Youth is Critical to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

by Dr. Bill Hunter

To succeed in today’s global workforce, youth must have a wide variety of competencies, some of which are dependent on their career path.  In addition to functional job skills, which vary from […]

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UN Financing For Development Conference in Addis Ababa opens with call for ‘reboot’ of development finance

At a critical moment in what the United Nations has dubbed “a year for global action,” the Third International Conference on Financing for Development kicked off today in the Ethiopian capital with calls to ensure the […]

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