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|

VIDEO CONTEST FOR CLIMATE ACTION: Lights, Camera, Paris – Win Your Way to COP21!

If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) wants to hear about your inspiring actions for Climate Change.

Think about a project or campaign you are involved in to combat climate change, an action which convinced your parents, school or college to take climate action, a […]

5 June 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

E-consultation with young people for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

IT IS OUT! – Zero Draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda has just been released publicly.
The United Nations invites young people of the world to comment on the Declaration and help make it inspiring to you and your peers!
At the United Nations, governments have consulted […]

4 June 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Youth empowerment, education, employment key to future development

“The world now has the largest generation of young people in history. I place great hope in their power to shape our future,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders and dignitaries at High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment, held at UN Headquarters in New York on June 1st.

Much the world is […]

4 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Remarks at General Assembly event for the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth

It gives me great pleasure to be with you today to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth.

I thank the President of the General Assembly for convening this important event.

I am delighted to see so many young people gathered under the same roof with UN Member State officials responsible for […]

1 June 2015|Speeches on Youth|

The Intercultural Innovation Award is now open for applications!

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award, a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group.

The Award searches for grassroots projects around the world that are promoting dialogue and cooperation among people from different cultural […]

27 May 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

In Seoul, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spotlights role of young people and technology in future development agenda

During his official visit to Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at two forums on May 20 highlighted the importance of youth, education and information communication technologies (ICTs) in shaping the future sustainable development agenda.

“Data is the new oil. Data centres are the factories of the 21st century. Data is the lifeblood of […]

22 May 2015|Speeches on Youth|

Join the UN Youth Envoy and AIESEC #YouthNow Video Contest

Youth opinion is a priority for the United Nations! AIESEC and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth are launching a video contest as part of the #YouthNow campaign leading up to the High-Level Event of the General Assembly hosted at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Below is the information you will need to submit […]

15 May 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Join Global Conversation on Youth & Climate: Healthy Planet For All

Join the global twitter conversation TOMORROW, 13 May 2015 at 11am EST (New York Time), on Youth & Climate: Healthy Planet For All as part of the #YouthNow month of advocacy.

We are happy to join partners UNEP and United Nations Foundation to discuss why climate change and climate action are important for youth, and the role […]

12 May 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Sudan: Youth volunteers train for a better future for Darfur

Yusra, a young woman from East Darfur, had always wanted to work with her community to help people improve their lives.

“Because of the conflict, we have so many problems such as poverty, low-income and lack of quality education. I didn’t know how and where I could start,” she says.  

For thousands of young people, war in […]

5 May 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|