youth

How can you(th) participate in the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris from 26 to 28 October 2015?

For its 9th edition, UNESCO is working to make its Youth Forum even more inclusive, diverse and representative of youth around the world. UNESCO wishes to involve motivated and dynamic young women and men who would like to have their voices heard on the Forum’s themes selected by themselves.

The Forum’s participants should be between 18 […]

24 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

The UN Envoy on Youth welcomes the outcome of the Financing for Development Conference, calling for special financing for youth development

Last week the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD), which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“In Addis the world reached an important milestone with the adoption of this outcome document that will provide a compass for development financing for the Post-2015 Development Agenda” said […]

20 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

Voices of Youth feature: Child of Africa

This blog post is a collaboration between Winifred Ahupa and Ala Oueslati

Something tugs me here

In my belly

Like the strings of a banjo

Struck by hands or legs

Your might defies what

A child possesses

Your birthsong of love

Filters in, slowly at first

Like the emergence of

A baby lunar crescent

Then with a suddenness

You kick the walls of me

Sending jolts of lyrics-

That dispels […]

20 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Registration is open! Join us at UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day

Join us in UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day under the theme Youth Civic Engagement.

About the Youth Day Event:

The event, which will consist of two inter-active panels, will showcase inspiring ways in which young people engage in civic, political and social spheres and will explore how the issue of youth […]

16 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Investing in Youth and Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend on the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day

Yesterday, 15 July 2015, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a side event “Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend” took place to mark the first-ever World Youth Skills Day.

Convened by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and co-organized […]

16 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

First UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make.

While, overall, more young people have greater educational opportunities than […]

15 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

World Youth Skills Day 2015

In 2014, the UN General Assembly designated 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. World Youth Skills Day serves as an opportunity to highlight the importance of youth skills development. 

World Youth Skills Day underscores the need to support programming and initiatives that equip young people with tools and resources to enhance their ability to make […]

14 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

Global Competence Amongst Youth is Critical to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

by Dr. Bill Hunter

To succeed in today’s global workforce, youth must have a wide variety of competencies, some of which are dependent on their career path.  In addition to functional job skills, which vary from position to position, there are, however, common competencies that all young people need to develop regardless of their chosen field.  […]

14 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

United Nations Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon message on World Youth Skills Day

I welcome this first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day.  On July 15th each year, the international community will underscore the value of helping young people to upgrade their own abilities to contribute to our common future.

While overall more young people have greater educational opportunities than in the past, there are still some 75 million […]

14 July 2015|Speeches on Youth|

UN Financing For Development Conference in Addis Ababa opens with call for ‘reboot’ of development finance

At a critical moment in what the United Nations has dubbed “a year for global action,” the Third International Conference on Financing for Development kicked off today in the Ethiopian capital with calls to ensure the necessary resources to improve people’s lives while protecting the planet.

“You have recognized that in a world in which both the […]

13 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|