ECOSOC Youth Forum

‘Youth lens’ brings development challenges into sharper focus at UN forum

The emerging United Nations-led sustainability agenda, to be crafted around a set of sustainable development goals, must be inspired by and inspiring for the world’s young people, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said today as he closed the Council’s annual Youth Forum with a call for young people to amplify […]

5 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘2015 is a chance to change history,’ Ban tells UN Youth Forum

2 February 2015 – This generation of young people – the largest the world has ever seen – has a historic opportunity to end poverty, combat climate change, create jobs and fight injustice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a Youth Forum at UN Headquarters in New York this morning as he called on the […]

5 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

SG launches #YouthNow campaign in commemoration of World Programme of Action for Youth

On 3 February 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon launched #YouthNow campaign commemorating the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) during his opening remarks at the annual Economic and Social Council’s Youth Forum, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

“I am delighted to officially launch the WPAY+20 campaign commemorating the 20th Anniversary, being spearheaded […]

3 February 2015|Envoy’s news, 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|