The Ocean Conference: Registration Open

The Ocean Conference and its preparatory meeting will be open to a broad range of stakeholders including non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors.

Click here to read a letter from the President of the General Assembly to representatives of non-governmental and civil society organizations […]

11 January 2017|Opportunities for Youth|

Participate in the Conference of Youth and join the discussion on the post-2015 agenda!

Do you want to get involved in the discussion on the next universal agreement on climate change?

From the 26th to the 28th of November 2015, the 11th Conference of Youth (COY 11) will take place in France. Call for action is launched: take part in the Conference as a visitor or organize your workshop. Be […]

17 June 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

‘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|

Calling on Youth for Ideas for Action Competition to finance the Post-2015 development agenda

Today’s youth will be responsible for delivering the post-2015 development agenda.

At end of 2015, The Sustainable Development Goals will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They will be more ambitious and will cover a broad range of interconnected issues, from sustainable economic growth, to social issues, to global public goods. To realize this vision, an […]

20 January 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

‘7 million voices’ weigh in on future development agenda in UN survey

UN News Centre – A special report detailing the global results of the “MY World” survey was launched at United Nations Headquarters on Friday in a special ceremony hosted by the UN Millennium Campaign and the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Youth Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi.

The We the Peoples: Celebrating 7 Million Voices report presents the global […]

16 December 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

#SHOWYOURSELFIE mini campaign: Take an UpsideDownfie to end violence against women and girls 

The UNFPA-led #showyourselfie campaign has now collected over 11,000 selfies to support the rights of young people. As the momentum surrounding the announcement of the Post­-2015 Development Agenda builds, #showyourselfie will capture and demonstrate the growing support for young people, to make sure their rights and needs are not ignored.

Now underway is the first #showyourselfie […]

15 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

UN Youth Envoy joins UN Millennium Campaign at a launch event of “We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices”

On 12 December 2014, The UN Millennium Campaign partnered with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth for a special celebration event to present We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices, a special report detailing the global results of the MY World survey for a better world.

The major report tells the story behind […]

15 December 2014|Blog, Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

UNFPA launches the ‘Show Your Selfie’ Global Movement

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Global Citizen have launched the #showyourselfie global campaign to urge world leaders to prioritize the needs and rights of young people in the post-2015 development agenda.

There are 1.8 billion young people in the world today – more than ever before. Yet, millions of them, especially girls, lack access to […]

7 October 2014|News Stories|

There’s No Planet B for Youth

The time has come for us to develop new and sustainable methods to maintain our economy while managing our resources responsibly. We have come to the realization that climate change is one of the most important and influential topics in national and international agendas. Our social, economic, and political structures are directly correlated with the […]

15 September 2014|Blog|

Youth a priority emphasized by UN Senior Officials in the Post-2015 High Level stocktaking meeting

‘Youth’ was a clear theme echoed by UN Senior officials at the High-level stocktaking event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda that took place 11 September 2014.

Remarks by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, President of the General Assembly, Ambassador John W. Ashe, and President of the Economic and Social Council, Ambassador Martin Sajdik all emphasised the […]

15 September 2014|Envoy’s news|