#YouthNow | 2015: Year of Opportunity for Youth

Young leaders from around the world gathered with representatives from the United Nations, civil society and partner organizations for the 2015 Time for Global Action Youth Forum.

The two-day Forum focused upon youth participation in shaping the future development agenda and addressing many issues today’s 1.8 billion young people face, such as jobs and education. The […]

5 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

At UN-backed forum, countries pledge to develop, implement youth policies

(UN News Centre) 30 October 2014 – The United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, which brought together over 700 participants from over 165 countries, concluded in Azerbaijan today with the launch of an outcome document pledging to support countries that are in the process of developing and “elevating” national youth policy.

“I am happy to […]

31 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

Leaders of tomorrow must be heard today, Ban tells Global Forum on Youth Policies

(UN News Centre) 28 October 2014 – Young people around the world must “raise your voices” so they are heard loud and clear, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a packed audience of youth Ministers, experts, activists and volunteers this morning, kicking off the First Global Forum on Youth Policies, in Azerbaijan, itself a nation with […]

29 October 2014|News Stories|

Young people in ‘driver’s seat’ from very beginning of policy process a must – UN experts

(UN News Centre) 27 October 2014 – Rather than merely being consulted on policy matters, young people must be in the driver’s seat with all the other stakeholders from the very beginning of the process and throughout, a Youth Specialist of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) stressed ahead of the Global […]

28 October 2014|News Stories|

The PEACEapp competition: games and apps which prevent violence

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have collaborated with Build Up to launch PEACEapp, a global competition organized to promote digital games and apps which foster dialogue that prevents violence.

Individuals and teams at all levels of experience are invited to create new digital games or use existing […]

1 October 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

In Review: UN Youth Envoy’s journal of beginning of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Last week marked the start of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. As heads of state, governments and global leaders gather in New York City, the post-2015 development agenda is top the official agenda this year.

We have been off to a busy and fully engaged start. Here are some highlights of the […]

29 September 2014|Blog|

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

(UN News Centre) 3 September 2014 – Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa.

“Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they also […]

6 September 2014|News Stories|

Crowdsourcing initiative on youth in the post-2015 development agenda launched today

18 February 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNDP Supports Young Ethiopians to Move From Unemployment to Entrepreneurship

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Envoy on Youth Calls for Global Partnerships to Deliver the 425m Jobs Needed in Next 15 Years

The UN News Centre spoke to Mr. Alhendawi ahead of a series of events the Organization has planned to mark International Youth Day, commemorated each year on 12 August. First up will be an interactive dialogue, “Uniting for Youth,” on youth initiatives, led by the Secretary-General and moderated by Mr. Alhendawi.  The International Day will this year […]

3 September 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|