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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|

#YouthNow Campaign Recap

Thank you to youth around the world for making the ‪#‎YouthNow‬ campaign a success!

Since 2 February 2015, the #YouthNow campaign has: received 2 billion digital impressions, 19,000+ uses of the hashtag, 50+ offline events, many great conversations that lead to partnerships for change.

Keep the conversation going on youth and global development using the hashtag #YouthNow.

Check out […]

13 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

Voices of Youth feature: “The Climate Crisis: Why Youth Must Act”

By Will DiGravio

As I write these words, California is experiencing one of the worst and most prolonged droughts the United States has ever seen. The United Kingdom has persevered through its hottest July day ever recorded, India is recovering from the fifth worst heat wave in history, and in Australia, believe it or not, lizards are […]

10 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Join the Urban Dialogues and participate in the elaboration of the New Urban Agenda

A new electronic platform allowing people from all over the world to contribute to the debates around the New Urban Agenda has been launched as part of the activities leading up to the Habitat III conference in October 2016.

The Urban Dialogues is hosting a series of e-discussions until 31 July with the aim of integrating […]

9 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

In “Gimme Shelter” young refugees tell their stories on stage

World Refugee Day is observed every year on 20 June, to draw attention to the plight of the millions of people around the world forced to leave their home countries due to war, conflict and persecution.

“Excuse us for being here. Excuse us for stealing your time. Excuse us.”

Chanting in unison, the actors take the stage, […]

8 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Save the Date: World Youth Skills Day – 15 July 2015

On Wednesday 15 July 2015, join the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka, UNESCO, ILO, and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, for a special event on: Youth Skills in the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

This special event will be hosted in Conference Room 5 of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, […]

7 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Voices of Youth Feature: The Emancipation

By Ala Oueslati

Religion is a source of knowledge, inspiration, hope and serenity that people hold to give them purpose, value and peace. That is not what I was taught when I was younger. That is not what is being taught where I come from.

What I was taught though, like most young people in the Middle East […]

7 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Join the conversation on Sustainable Development Goals: How can we turn our vision for 2030 into reality?

How can we turn our vision for 2030 into reality?

On Friday, 10 July 2015, from 12 PM to 1 PM EDT (New York Time), join @ThomasGass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-agency Affairs, and share your questions or thoughts using #SDGsChat and #YouthNow.

The international community is at a turning point. The Millennium Development Goals […]

7 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|