Ban Ki-Moon

Secretary-General’s Message on International Day of Democracy 2014

15 September 2014 – As we observe this year’s International Day of Democracy, the world seems more turbulent than ever. In many regions and in many ways, the values of the United Nations, including some of the most fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the UN Charter, are being tested and challenged.

Recent outbreaks of […]

14 September 2014|News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on 10 September 2014.

During his segment, the Secretary-General emphasized the use of technology and social media and said that “young people have the power and voice” to unite in defense of peace and join in creating a prosperous future where everyone’s […]

12 September 2014|News Stories|

In Bali, UN chief stresses role of young people in building peaceful, sustainable future

2 September 2014|News Stories|

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to join International Youth Day

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be joining this year’s International Youth Day to address stigma and discrimination in youth with mental health conditions.

Youth with mental health conditions are often subject to stigma and discrimination, largely due to an overall lack of awareness and understanding of mental health conditions. The stigma surrounding mental health issues can […]

6 August 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth, News Stories|

Message from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World Environment Day

5 June 2014|News for Youth|

First day of UN ECOSOC Youth Forum kicks off with high-level speakers and numerous youth present

2 June 2014|News for Youth|

UN Envoy on Youth Addresses Malala Day Youth Assembly

3 September 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

Envoy on Youth Joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Virtual Dialogue on Climate Change with Youth Leaders

29 August 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

Ahead of Youth Day, UN Secretary General Hears Concerns From Young People Across the World

On 5 August 2013, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held an interactive dialogue with young people across the world and launched an online United Nations Platform for Youth in conjunction with his Special Envoy on this issue.

“Your generation is the largest the world has ever known,” the Secretary General told young people taking part in the Global […]

27 August 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

International Youth Day 2013: Secretary-General’s Message

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 […]

27 August 2013|Speeches on Youth|