Ban Ki-Moon

In Sri Lanka, UN Chief Highlights Key Role of Young People in Building Peace and Sustainable Development

From UN News Centre

 

Involvement of all sections of the society, in particular its young people, in bottom-up peace building approaches is vital to ensure sustainable social justice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at a youth event in Sri Lanka.

“Why should young people be sent off to fight wars, but be prevented from building […]

2 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General Calls for Leaders to Invest in Young Innovators

From UN News Centre

 

17 May 2016 – The global sustainable development agenda recognizes the great potential of information and communication technology to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and advance knowledge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with a call for Governments, businesses and civil society […]

17 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young Benjamin’s interview with Ban Ki-moon raises autism awareness

From UN

Young film-maker Benjamin Rosloff visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and interviewed UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.

Ben Rosloff works on his film in the edit bay. Photo: Matthew Wells 
The video, produced for World Autism Awareness Day, reflects on Benjamin’s future and how it relates to major global issues. Disability and persons with disabilities are […]

4 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Ban Ki-moon at camp in DR Congo: “We have to give hope to young people”

From UN News Centre

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for support from Member States to resolve such global humanitarian issues as the refugee and migrant crisis and ensuring human dignity for all, during a visit to a site hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

“We […]

24 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visits India this week

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Envoy on Youth began his visit to India  focusing on highlighting future youth strategies to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and will hold talks with senior political leadership and youth and civil society groups. Ahmad Alhendawi leads a mission to India, which has the world’s largest number of young people, till […]

26 August 2015|Envoy’s news|

Secretary-General Twitter Chat on 24 August 17:30 GMT+1

Join in on Monday, August 24th from 17:30 to 18:00 GMT+1 as the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks to youth leaders in Nigeria about development and their role in shaping a better future for all.
The goals of the event will be to:

Promote the sustainable development goals and increase momentum and ownership in Nigeria
Produce and communicate […]

24 August 2015|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

Secretary-General’s Message to Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

Delivered by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin,

Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this important Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security. I thank His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan, as well as the Government and people of Jordan […]

21 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

Secretary-General’s remarks to Commemoration of International Youth Day

Happy International Youth Day!

We are meeting together at a very promising time. 

Governments have just agreed on a bold new sustainable development vision to transform our world by 2030.

Today’s young people can help realize the sustainable development goals.

Youth face many challenges, including poverty, conflicts and unemployment.

But young people are not simply accepting this as their fate. […]

12 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

United Nations Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon message on World Youth Skills Day

I welcome this first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day.  On July 15th each year, the international community will underscore the value of helping young people to upgrade their own abilities to contribute to our common future.

While overall more young people have greater educational opportunities than in the past, there are still some 75 million […]

14 July 2015|Speeches on Youth|

At International Student Event, Secretary-General Assigns ‘Lifelong’ Homework: Be Passionate Global Citizens, Ensuring a Better World for All

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the thirty-ninth annual United Nations International School (UNIS) International Student Conference: “Sustainability: Balancing People, Planet and Profit”, in New York:

Welcome to the United Nations!  It is a great pleasure to welcome all of you to the United Nations.  In fact, this morning looking out the window at […]

13 March 2015|Envoy’s news|