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 […]
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 […]
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 […]