Climate Change

Climate and sustainable development at the top of agenda at 9th UNESCO Youth Forum

On Monday 26 October 2015, the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum opened at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters, with the participation of hundreds of young women and men coming from all regions of the world.
Before the Opening Session itself, the Director-General of UNESCO, in the presence of H.E. Mr Hao Ping, President of the 37th General […]

26 October 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

COP 21 Youth Climate Video Competition

Help Choose the Winner!
As the international community is gearing up to conclude a new, universal climate change agreement in December in France, you can help decide which young video reporter will be on location to capture some of the most exciting moments of the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21).

As part of the Global […]

31 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Climate Change Storytelling Contest

Write your best climate change story and get an opportunity to join and cover COP21


While climate change is a global phenomenon, it is hitting the world’s poorest regions – and most marginalized communities – the hardest. These changing conditions are impacting human health, economic activity, and are threatening basic human rights including access to water […]

27 August 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Voices of Youth feature: “The Climate Crisis: Why Youth Must Act”

By Will DiGravio

As I write these words, California is experiencing one of the worst and most prolonged droughts the United States has ever seen. The United Kingdom has persevered through its hottest July day ever recorded, India is recovering from the fifth worst heat wave in history, and in Australia, believe it or not, lizards are […]

10 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

INTERVIEW: “Climate change is in everybody’s backyard” – Robert Redford

Actor and environmental activist Robert Redford paid his first visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York this week.

The reason for his visit: to address the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on Climate Change, which aimed to energize multilateral cooperation on the issue ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris later this […]

2 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

VIDEO CONTEST FOR CLIMATE ACTION: Lights, Camera, Paris – Win Your Way to COP21!

If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) wants to hear about your inspiring actions for Climate Change.

Think about a project or campaign you are involved in to combat climate change, an action which convinced your parents, school or college to take climate action, a […]

5 June 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

In Review: UN Youth Envoy’s journal of beginning of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Last week marked the start of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. As heads of state, governments and global leaders gather in New York City, the post-2015 development agenda is top the official agenda this year.

We have been off to a busy and fully engaged start. Here are some highlights of the […]

29 September 2014|Blog|

There’s No Planet B for Youth

The time has come for us to develop new and sustainable methods to maintain our economy while managing our resources responsibly. We have come to the realization that climate change is one of the most important and influential topics in national and international agendas. Our social, economic, and political structures are directly correlated with the […]

15 September 2014|Blog|

Promoting Career Prospects for young people in the Sciences to ensure sustainable island living

9 September 2014|News Stories|

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

(UN News Centre) 3 September 2014 – Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa.

“Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they also […]

6 September 2014|News Stories|