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Voices of Youth Feature: Invisible Wounds

By Bhavana

Neurons…. We are wired to think, react, imagine, focus and remember. Memories are tricky, you can repress them for years but at the sight of a black mosaic tile they are back. Like it was only yesterday. Your heart beating frantically, sweat lining your eyebrows, neurons.

She was late. Her watch stopped at 10 but […]

30 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth Feature: A Narrative of a South African Graduate

By Itumeleng Mphure

My day has finally come! As I shop for the perfect dress I cannot help but feel like I am on top of the world. The four years of sleepless nights spent studying and living on coffee and energy drinks are finally paying off. I am finally graduating with my Bachelor’s degree. As […]

29 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|

Voices of Youth Feature: An Eighth of a Story

By Pia Fleig

I am a European. I have received a very good education, I have succeeded in my A-levels, I can go to any University I want and study more than a human mind can imagine. And yet, I feel like I know so little of reality. As much as my school tried to teach […]

25 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth Feature: Use Condoms, Stay Safe

By Mr Gerald

Who would have thought that one day teenagers would be encouraged to use condoms, especially in Africa, where talking about sex is a taboo? Well, when push comes to shove, what has to be done has to be done – even if it requires distributing condoms among high school students who are mostly […]

24 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Learn about the Youth Delegate Programme to the United Nations

Participation in decision-making is one of the key priority areas of the United Nations agenda on youth. One form of youth participation at the United Nations is through the inclusion of youth delegates in a country’s official delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and various functional Commissions of the Economic and Social Council. The […]

24 June 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

In Paris, the Youth Envoy calls for effective partnership with youth to counter violent extremism

On 16 June, 2015, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, spoke at the International Conference on “Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism,” held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

In his remarks, the UN Youth Envoy stressed that “today’s young people live with the growing threat of violence and armed conflict,” […]

21 June 2015|Envoy’s news|

Empowering Youth to Build Peace

On 16 June, 2015, the UNESCO Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, launched UNESCO’s new integrated Framework of Action – Empowering Youth to Build Peace – in the context of the International Conference on “Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism,” held at UNESCO Headquarters on 16-17 June, 2015.
“We see the rise of a new generation […]

18 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Germany ahead of G7 summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon rallies support for ‘once-in-a-generation’ UN sustainability agenda

The world has before it a unique opportunity to build a better future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared yesterday in Bonn, Germany, where he urged broad support for a trio of course-correcting United Nations events in 2015 that aim to lock down agreements on protecting the planet, ensuring sustainable development and unleashing the finances and […]

8 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|