Office of the Secretary-Generals Envoy on Youth

With relevant skills, youth can help accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

Young people today joined Ministers from Sri Lanka, Denmark and Jordan as well as the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the 3rd annual World Youth Skills Day under the theme: “Skills for the Future of Work”.

Today, over 71 million young people are unemployed, with around […]

17 July 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth Envoy Presents Progress Report of his Office; Major Gains for Youth despite Challenges

May 2, 2016

 The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) has released  a progress report covering the work and achievements of the Office during the period February 2013 to February 2016. 

The report summarizes the progress made by OSGEY since its establishment towards implementing the Office’s work-plan. The work-plan corresponds to the growing need for […]

4 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

On 21 August, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, participated in the opening session of the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, moderated by Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General Envoy on Youth.

The Director-General highlighted the […]

24 August 2015|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General’s remarks to Commemoration of International Youth Day

Happy International Youth Day!

We are meeting together at a very promising time. 

Governments have just agreed on a bold new sustainable development vision to transform our world by 2030.

Today’s young people can help realize the sustainable development goals.

Youth face many challenges, including poverty, conflicts and unemployment.

But young people are not simply accepting this as their fate. […]

12 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories, Speeches on Youth|

Voices of Youth feature: “The Climate Crisis: Why Youth Must Act”

By Will DiGravio

As I write these words, California is experiencing one of the worst and most prolonged droughts the United States has ever seen. The United Kingdom has persevered through its hottest July day ever recorded, India is recovering from the fifth worst heat wave in history, and in Australia, believe it or not, lizards are […]

10 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Save the Date: World Youth Skills Day – 15 July 2015

On Wednesday 15 July 2015, join the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka, UNESCO, ILO, and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, for a special event on: Youth Skills in the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

This special event will be hosted in Conference Room 5 of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, […]

7 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Voices of Youth Feature: A Narrative of a South African Graduate

By Itumeleng Mphure

My day has finally come! As I shop for the perfect dress I cannot help but feel like I am on top of the world. The four years of sleepless nights spent studying and living on coffee and energy drinks are finally paying off. I am finally graduating with my Bachelor’s degree. As […]

29 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Apply to join next Millennium Campus Conference at the United Nations in New York

Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level? The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is thrilled to welcome your application!
The Millennium Campus Conference is an annual symposium for university student leaders advancing global development to meet, partner, learn, and connect with a global community.  The 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference will be hosted at the United Nations […]

24 June 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Global Chat: Youth Civic & Political Participation

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18 May 2015|Envoy’s news|

Join the UN Youth Envoy and AIESEC #YouthNow Video Contest

Youth opinion is a priority for the United Nations! AIESEC and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth are launching a video contest as part of the #YouthNow campaign leading up to the High-Level Event of the General Assembly hosted at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Below is the information you will need to submit […]

15 May 2015|Opportunities for Youth|