This year’s observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration. Of the annual total of some 214 million international migrants, young people constitute more than 10 per cent, yet too little is known about their struggles and experiences.
The reasons young people migrate are many. Some are fleeing persecution, others are escaping […]
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Vienna (Austria), 26 February 2013
Thank you very much. Dear young friends, ladies and gentlemen, excellencies, it is a great pleasure to join you today. I was excited, I can immediately see and feel the excitement and energy of the young people here. I thank you very much for this opportunity.
It is quite fitting […]
Remarks to the Economic and Social Council Youth Forum “Shaping Tomorrow’s Innovators: Leveraging Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture for Today’s Youth”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 27 March 2013
It is wonderful to see you here. Welcome to the United Nations. This is your home.
I want to start with two questions. And I want you to shout your answers. Let me hear what you think.
First: Is the United Nations doing enough for young people?
Next: Can the United […]
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 05 June 2013
Welcome to the third International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development.
It gives me great pleasure to host this important gathering.
The link between sport, peace and development grows stronger by the year.
It can be traced back in history to the original Olympic truce, which guaranteed safe passage to athletes […]
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly, 26 June 2013
I am pleased to address this important debate.
We meet in the middle of a global jobs crisis that demands a bold response.
This year, some 73 million young people will be unemployed.
An estimated 425 million young women and men will join the labour force between 2016 and 2030. That means […]