2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum: “The role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world” on 30-31 January

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2017, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and share ideas on innovation, collective action and solutions to global problems. It will also address the concept of “shared prosperity”, which is at the […]

19 January 2017|Opportunities for Youth|

We asked young people what sustainable living means to them. Here’s what they said.

From UN SDGs

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all UN Member States. That’s great, but now what?
Governments will be busy for the next 15 years working to achieve the goals, but that doesn’t mean all the work falls on them. The private sector, civil society organization and regular people can all help […]

24 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Highlights from 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

On 1-2 February 2016, over 800 young leaders from around the world, along with high-level national and international policy makers, convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum, the largest turnout for the Forum yet, that has been convened annually over the past years.

The forum provided a platform for […]

12 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Closing 2016 Youth Forum, ECOSOC President says young people key to new sustainability agenda

From UN News Centre

Marking the end of the two-day United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, the President of the 54-member body told hundreds of youth leaders that the event exceeded high expectations and that the time is now for young people to get behind global efforts to ensure sustainable development for all.

“We […]

3 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

The 5th UNECOSOC Youth Forum takes place 1-2 Feb. Raise your voice & learn more below:
– Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda –
What is the ECOSOC Youth Forum?
The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It […]

28 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General’s Remarks to ECOSOC High-Level Segment and Global Launch of the 2015 MDG Report

Your Excellency Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Your Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, Your Excellency, Ambassador Sam Kutesa, President of the General Assembly, Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General, Honourable Ministers,
Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to join you via video conference for this important session of ECOSOC […]

6 July 2015|Speeches on Youth|

‘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|

Youth speaking out about the future they want during UN High-level political forum on sustainable development

7 July 2014|News Stories|

UN Envoy on Youth Briefs ECOSOC Member States on the Secretary-General’s Five-year Action Agenda

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