Using Sport to Promote Tolerance, Respect and to Empower Youth

To celebrate UN Staff Day on 25 October, the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels organized for its staff and the UN family in Brussels an interactive talk with two top professional athletes in martial arts who shared their life story with staff and gave their view on the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals. […]

28 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Implement UNDP’s “Project of Youth Exchange Program”


Based on the vision of the current leadership in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its continuous efforts to bridge the gap between nations through cultural dialogue, Saudi Arabia aspires to enhance dialogue opportunities among civilizations based on solid knowledge and sincere desire to set strong bases of cooperation, searching for common opinions, promoting […]

5 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Reimagining Learning with the Open Learning Campus

From World Bank


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Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (ET) / 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online

The Open Learning Campus is an online destination for development learning that will build the […]

11 January 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

Summer full of Youth!

Serving as the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth for over two years now I’ve had the honor to meet thousands of young people from around the world and visit countless cities and youth projects with the aim of connecting young people closer with the UN’s goals and objectives, and driving more support for youth development.

This […]

9 September 2015|Envoy’s news|

UN conference adopts declaration calling for urgent action on education for sustainable development

UN News Center – The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, closed today with a declaration urging action to mainstream education in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda.

The Aichi-Nagoya Declaration calls on all nations to implement the Global Action Programme on ESD to move the relevant agenda forward.

In his […]

13 November 2014|News Stories|

Call for partners: Join the global partnership for youth in the post-2015 development agenda

31 January 2014|News for Youth, Opportunities for Youth|

UN joins forces with music artist David Guetta in “The World Needs More” campaign

29 November 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth filmmakers to present their work at international awards ceremony

17 October 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Remarks at third International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development

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 […]

15 August 2013|Speeches on Youth|

Remarks at “Entrepreneurship for Development” General Assembly Thematic Debate

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 […]

15 August 2013|Speeches on Youth|