SDGs

UN announces worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Bogota, 7 October –The United Nations announced today that it was seeking applications for its second class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals–exceptional young people who are leaders in the effort to end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequalities. 

Led by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake, the Young Leaders Initiative […]

7 October 2017|Blog, News for Youth, Opportunities for Youth|

Youths in Nigeria Trained in Renewable Energy Technologies and Green Entrepreneurship

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125 selected youths drawn from 26 States across the Nigeria in Abuja in December.

The training, organised in collaboration with the Office of the Senior […]

17 January 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

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|

Message on World AIDS Day 2016: Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi

Today, as we commemorate World AIDS Day, I would like to draw attention to the importance of addressing young people’s specific needs in the fight to end AIDS by 2030.
While the HIV response has made considerable progress in reducing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths, serious gaps remain, and young people still carry a heavy […]

1 December 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth-Led Briefing: Targeting Poverty and Education for Peace

The annual United Nations Department of Public Information’s NGO Youth-Led Briefing brought hundreds of youth, from all over the world, to the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss Sustainable Development Goals 1, 4 and 16. A panel of experts talked about how targeting poverty and education can help advance peace. The panel consisted of […]

9 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Expert Group Meeting Discusses State of Youth in the SDGs

On November 1, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNFPA and UNDP convened an all-day expert-level meeting on Measuring the State of Youth in the SDGs: Tracking Global Indicators Relevant to Youth Development and Well-being.
The 35 experts from 18 different agencies and organizations, as well as representatives of youth organizations, all made a […]

3 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

Nine Wins for Young People at the 71st UN General Assembly

Last month, hundreds of heads of state, delegates, and governments from all over the world gathered in New York City for the High-Level segment of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. From high-level meetings with Heads of States, to events with celebrities, young people certainly made their mark on the UN Headquarters’ […]

14 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents in Cities: Habitat 3 Side Event

On October 17, on the sidelines of the Habitat 3 conference in Quito, Ecuador, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will co-host an event on Urban Agents of Change: Ensuring the health and wellbeing of adolescents in cities. The event is co-organised by Every Woman Every Child at the Executive Office of the […]

13 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Day of The Girl Child: Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing […]

10 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Volunteers, AIESEC Host Workshops on Youth, Volunteerism, SDGs in West Africa

The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and AIESEC, a non-governmental organisation devoted to youth related issues, are courting the involvement of young people across Africa to develop a  youth  friendly framework on how to implement the SDG  at National and Regional levels.

The two bodies organised a two-day workshop on 7-8 September in the Senegalese capital, […]

9 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|