youth policy

UN Envoy Welcomes New Somali Policy on Role of Youth in Peacebuilding

18 December 2017 – Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country.
“I want to congratulate the Federal Government of Somalia, the federal member states, the UN and all […]

19 December 2017|Envoy’s news, News Stories|

Somalia Launches National Youth Policy at Gathering of Country’s Youth

Mogadishu – Hundreds of youth representatives from around Somalia have gathered in the capital city for talks on the future development of young Somalis, who make up more than two-thirds of the east African country’s population.
A key part of the gathering – the country’s second Somali National Youth Conference – has been the launch of the […]

19 December 2017|News Stories|

Workshop on Evidence-informed Policies on Youth Development in Africa

3-5 December 2014, Nairobi, Kenya – UNDESA DSPD Focal Point on Youth and the Technical Cooperation Unit carried out a regional training workshop on “Evidence-informed youth policies in Africa”. The workshop was held from 3 to 5 December in Nairobi, Kenya. Themeeting brought together United Nations entities, representatives of youth organizations, representatives of Member States and academia […]

11 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth Envoy Visited Lehigh University

The United Nations Secretary General on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visited Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, on the 12th of November, to join in their celebrations of a ten year successful partnership with the United Nations. The Lehigh University is the 6th university in the world to attain the United Nations Department of Public Information NGO Accreditation, […]

13 November 2014|Envoy’s news|

UN conference adopts declaration calling for urgent action on education for sustainable development

UN News Center – The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, closed today with a declaration urging action to mainstream education in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda.

The Aichi-Nagoya Declaration calls on all nations to implement the Global Action Programme on ESD to move the relevant agenda forward.

In his […]

13 November 2014|News Stories|

FEATURE: Youth activists share unique experiences at UN-backed Global Forum on Youth Policy

(UN News Centre) 30 October 2014 – While many challenges facing young people today are universal, youth activists and experts attending the First Global Forum on Youth Policy today shared with the UN News Centre how war, poverty, lack of adequate education and geographic isolation shape their work.

Gathering in Baku, Azerbaijan for a three-day UN–backed Forum, […]

31 October 2014|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|

Youth policy must bridge gap between ‘haves and have nots,’ expert tells UN-backed forum

(UN News Centre) 29 October 2014 – Deliberations on a modern youth policy framework continued today in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku as hundreds of experts, policymakers, researchers and activists met for the second day of a United Nations-backed meeting, which is expected to usher in a set of focused guidelines to assist counties in defining, planning, financing, […]

30 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

Youth policies part of future “development” efforts

Policies which focus on the needs of the world’s growing population of young people are an important part of future development efforts, according to an expert on youth issues.

A global forum has opened in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Tuesday to take stock of what has been done and what needs to be done to progress youth […]

29 October 2014|News Stories|

U.S. delegate to Youth Forum hopes to form ties with other global youth

Forming ties and networking with young people around the world is what a United States delegate hopes to get out of the first ever Global Youth Forum which opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

Youth representatives, government ministers and experts are discussing policies to address the needs of young people many of whom face challenges such […]

29 October 2014|News Stories|