Sudan: Youth volunteers train for a better future for Darfur

Yusra, a young woman from East Darfur, had always wanted to work with her community to help people improve their lives.

“Because of the conflict, we have so many problems such as poverty, low-income and lack […]

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Sexuality education programming set to reach millions of young people across eastern and southern Africa

Young people in eastern and southern Africa, like many of their peers around the world, often receive conflicting and inaccurate information about sex. This can lead to badly informed decisions about how, when or with […]

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Global Chat: Youth, Malaria & Health MDGs

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The Youth Envoy meets with the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus

Last Friday, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, met with the representatives of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus who are attending the 14th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, […]

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Secretary-General’s remarks at Open Debate of the Security Council on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace

New York, 23 April 2015

I am honoured by the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan – which has so ably led the Security Council this month.

His Royal Highness is the […]

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Involving young people in international policies at the 48th Commission on Population and Development

“My government allows me to participate in this discussion. Not despite my age, but because of my age.” Lotte Dijkstra, Youth Ambassador SRHR.
On April 16, delegates, civil society organisations, ministers, UN representatives and many young […]

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Global Chat: Youth, Peacebuilding & Countering Violent Extremism

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10 things you didn’t know about the world’s population

On April 13th leaders from around the world opened the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development to take stock of the world’s development and the welfare of its people.

Below are 10 little-known […]

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Belize: Helping marginalized youth find their independence

Not long ago a high school diploma seemed out of reach for Rudolph Belisle, but now the 18-year-old is making plans to attend college.

Along with 89 other young men, Rudolph is a graduate of a […]

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Boosting youth entrepreneurship in East Africa

Over the past five years, The Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) has supported youth entrepreneurship at the community level across Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Local youth-led organizations have been awarded 149 grants to pilot and […]

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