General Assembly

World Leaders Bring Youth to the Global Stage at the 72nd UN General Assembly

World leaders took the podium in September at the opening of the General Debate of the 72nd UN General Assembly, where 77 member states mentioned young people in their national statements. This represents a remarkable increase from last year’s General Debate, where 59 world leaders discussed the role of youth. The remarks delivered this year emphasized […]

16 October 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

How World Leaders Brought Youth to the 71st UN General Assembly

During the High-Level Segment of the 71st UN General Assembly, an unprecedented number of world leaders emphasized in their national statements the role of youth in shaping a better future. Specifically, 59 Member States highlighted the importance of youth development and participation, recognizing young people’s contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to international […]

3 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General noted youth for UN Priorities in 2015.

In his remarks at the General Assembly on the United Nations priorities for the year ahead, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted youth saying:
“I welcome the President of the General Assembly’s decision to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth. My Envoy on Youth continues his efforts to bring the […]

9 January 2015|Envoy’s news|

“Four cheers for the UN” — Jeff Sachs’s blog post on recent successes of the United Nations

4 October 2013|Blog|

World Leaders Agree on 2015 Summit Ambition, UN Secretary-General Emphasizes Women and Young People

25 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Busy times in New York: the 68th General Assembly has started

24 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Envoy on Youth Concludes High-level Event on Education Cannot Wait

23 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|