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Visit of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to Bangladesh – Celebrating International Youth Day 2018

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, recently undertook an official mission to Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Youth Day. The mission was graciously supported by the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). Below you can read about the highlights.

The UN Secretary General’s […]

31 August 2018|Blog, Envoy’s news, News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office

New York, USA, 12 December 2016
Thank you very much for all your kind words. I am deeply honoured by the trust and confidence Member States have placed in me, and determined to be guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter.

First of all, I would like to pay tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Secretary-General, […]

12 January 2017|Speeches on Youth|

#ActOn2250: First Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250

On 9 December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, recognizing the contribution young people can make to preventing conflict and sustaining peace.
In the Resolution, the Security Council members called for examples on how youth contributes to peace all over the world and sought recommendations on how to […]

9 December 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Goals Can ‘Propel Us Towards A Better Future For All On A Healthy Planet,’ Ban Says On UN Day

24 October 2016 – In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world.

“We have also suffered enormous heartbreak – including unresolved conflicts […]

24 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

African Presidents Urge Investment in Youth As Continent Sees Rare Demographic Opportunity

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday  to strengthen their commitments for the young people of Africa.

The continent is undergoing a seismic shift in its population structure, with more young people than ever before preparing to enter […]

21 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young Benjamin’s interview with Ban Ki-moon raises autism awareness

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Young film-maker Benjamin Rosloff visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and interviewed UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.

Ben Rosloff works on his film in the edit bay. Photo: Matthew Wells 
The video, produced for World Autism Awareness Day, reflects on Benjamin’s future and how it relates to major global issues. Disability and persons with disabilities are […]

4 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

RECAP: Youth Civic Engagement and the United Nations #YouthDay

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12 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN and World Scouting: Shared Values, Shared Goals

Visiting the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, spoke with the three members of the World Scout Jamboree’s International Service Team (IST) about his experience as a Scout, the importance of the global Scout Movement to the UN, and the role of youth as global citizens.

Interview below:

IST: […]

7 August 2015|Envoy’s news|

San Francisco then and now…70 years

On 25 June, 1945 at the San Francisco Opera House, the final full session of delegates to the United Nations Conference on International Organization met and stood together– literally as well as figuratively – to signal their unanimous approval of the Charter of the United Nations.

These delegates had deliberated on the basis of proposals worked […]

26 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

RECAP: United Nations #YouthNow Global Conversation on Youth and Development

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25 June 2015|Envoy’s news|