Join UNGEI Youth Consultation: Let your voice be heard!

Do you care about girls’ education?

To strengthen our impact, UN Girls’ Education Initiative wants to involve young people in its work in an active and meaningful way. As part of this work, UNGEI is holding an online consultation with youth. Your views will help influence UNGEI’s strategy for involving youth better around the world.

Help shape […]

30 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Join the global Twitter Chat for the launch of Millennium Development Goals Progress Report and Education & Health for Every Woman and Every Child

TODAY at 12 pm EST (New York Time), join the Twitter chat marking the launch of the final MDG Progress and the High-Level Oslo Summit on Education for Development. 

The Twitter chat will be an opportunity to join a conversation on progress in women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health under the MDGs and what’s next, as well as […]

6 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Voices of Youth Feature: An Eighth of a Story

By Pia Fleig

I am a European. I have received a very good education, I have succeeded in my A-levels, I can go to any University I want and study more than a human mind can imagine. And yet, I feel like I know so little of reality. As much as my school tried to teach […]

25 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Register Now! UNESCO’s Online Media and Information Literacy Course for Youth

Are you between 15 and 25? Are you interested in media and information literacy (MIL)? Do you wish to become a critical citizen and agent of change? 

Register now for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) free online course on media and information literacy (MIL), in partnership with Athabasca University and in cooperation with the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media […]

10 April 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Education for All 2000-2015: Only a third of countries reached global education goals

Just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000.

Only half of all countries have achieved the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. An extra $22 billion a year is needed on top of already ambitious government contributions in order to ensure we achieve […]

9 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|


The Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth is proud to partner with #UpForSchool to mobilize youth around the world to become advocates for the millions of young people globally that do not have access to education.

Join us to add your voice and demand that every child can go to school safely!

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9 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education
LONDON, 19 January 2015 – Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, Fixing the […]

21 January 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Join the global #UpForSchool campaign to demand education for 58 million marginalised children

The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Youth is a proud supporter of the global campaign called #UpForSchool – it is a global call to action to demonstrate the unprecedented public support for education and an end to discrimination against children.

As you know, world leaders promised to get every child into school by 2015. […]

17 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

Equipping Youth with Skills to Meet Future Demands in Labour Market

UNESCO – Experts from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research and Cambridge Econometrics, country labor market experts from the Networks of Mediterranean (NET MED) Youth’s project countries as well as UNESCO colleagues from the Field Offices gathered at HQ for the event.
The workshop was aimed at exploring methodologies and challenges in anticipating skills needed by labour […]

20 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|