International Solidarity Day – Who are you moving #2getherWith?

Today, December 20, 2014 is International Solidarity Day. This year’s theme is “Moving together as one: Solidarity as the foundation of the UN development agenda beyond 2015”. Solidarity enables sustainable development and ensures that we leave no one behind.

For this year’s International Solidarity Day we encourage everyone to support solidarity and to share pictures […]

20 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

IMAGINE a World Where Every Voice Counts – Celebrating 7 Million Voices

Ms. Anna Gurney hands over “We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices” to UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. Photo Credit: UNPhoto/Yubi Hoffmann
“Let’s stand for the world as it SHOULD be. That’s what the 7 Million Voices are telling us” – Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

MyWorld2015 – Last week, the MY World global survey achieved […]

19 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Migration and Youth: International Migrants Day 2014

December 18, 2014 marks International Migrants Day.  UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon highlighted, “We live in the ‘age of mobility.’ International migration is a major global trend an estimated 232 million people live outside their countries of birth.”

Young people aged 15-24 represent about one-eighth (28.2 million) of global migrant population, and they are a […]

18 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Restoring hope to Albania’s unemployed youth

Many young Albanian workers are returning home after losing their jobs abroad due to the economic crisis. For many of them, re-entering the local labour market is a daunting task. An ILO-UNDP project helped them address that challenge.
ILO News – Jorilda and Edi Pepa worked in the bustling tourism industry of the Aegean Island of Santorini […]

11 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Pan-African Forum: Building a culture of peace in Africa through innovative youth mobilization

UNESCO – From 11 to 13 December, Libreville will host the Pan-African Forum on “African youth and the challenge of promoting a culture of peace in Africa”. Jointly organized by the Omar Bongo Ondimba Foundation and the Gabonese National Commission for UNESCO, in collaboration with UNESCO, the Forum aims to launch a network of youth […]

10 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

How can we improve humanitarian action? Add your voice!

iSeek – You are invited to participate in an online consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit ( launching this week to gather your ideas and recommendations on how to keep humanitarian action fit for future crises. The discussion will inform the Regional Consultation Meeting for the “Europe and Others”* group taking place in Budapest, Hungary […]

9 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

In Veracruz, Alhendawi joins the Ibero-American youth meeting, and expressed solidarity with the families of the missing students in Iguala

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, arrived in Veracruz, Mexico in the last stop of his current tour which took him to Germany, Thailand and the Dominican Republic. Alhendawi addressed this morning Ministers and Directors of Youth at the Youth Meeting of the Ibero-America, organized by the O.I.J and Mexican Institute of Youth […]

5 December 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

United Nations Secretary-General says Young People are Key to Success Post-2015 Agenda

Today the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, informally presented an advance unedited version of his synthesis report on the Post-2015 Agenda. The report provides a rallying call to governments to aim high with the new global development goals. It makes it clear that business as usual is not an option, and puts emphasis on the […]

4 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Day 2 in the Dominican Republic

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi concluded his second day of the visit to the Dominican Republic, where he encompassed a string of meetings with youth and visits to youth organizations and schools.

In the morning, Mr. Alhendawi visited the city of Moca, Espaillat Province. He first met with the students in D Juan […]

4 December 2014|Envoy’s news|

Equipping Youth with Skills to Meet Future Demands in Labour Market

UNESCO – Experts from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research and Cambridge Econometrics, country labor market experts from the Networks of Mediterranean (NET MED) Youth’s project countries as well as UNESCO colleagues from the Field Offices gathered at HQ for the event.
The workshop was aimed at exploring methodologies and challenges in anticipating skills needed by labour […]

20 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|