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2016 in Review: Youth Highlights at the United Nations

Rise of Youth Rights at the UN Human Rights Council

2016 has been a critical year in making the shift from youth issues to youth rights with the adoption the first Human Rights Council Resolution on Youth and Human Rights and the convening of the first forum on Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. […]

30 December 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth of UNESCO: Hidita Scovia Paves the Way for Peacebuilding in South Sudan

As we reach the end of a tumultuous 2016, UNESCO caught up with Hidita Scovia, a young peacebuilder from South Sudan, to find out more about how young women and men are paving the way for the creation of peaceful societies in post-conflict countries.
Hidita Scovia is a member of the Youth Peacemaker Network, a flagship […]

22 December 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

#ActOn2250: First Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250

On 9 December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, recognizing the contribution young people can make to preventing conflict and sustaining peace.
In the Resolution, the Security Council members called for examples on how youth contributes to peace all over the world and sought recommendations on how to […]

9 December 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Survey on Youth, Peace and Security

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders and Search for Common Ground, on behalf of the inter-agency Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding, are looking for your help!
We want to map youth organisations and initiatives building peace and preventing violence, to identify what they are doing, what impact they have made and their needs and goals […]

25 November 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

Poster Contest for Youth, Peace and Security Consultation and Dialogue

With the strong focus on youth, we are looking for submissions to be used at the Youth, Peace and Security in the Arab States Region Consultation and Dialogue in Amman, Jordan. The posters must highlight the work of youth peacebuilders working in the Arab States in a creative and visual way. The posters will be […]

14 November 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

[CLOSED] CALL for Applications: Arab States Regional Workshop on Peacebuilding

(Click here for Arabic version)
Are you between 15 and 35 years old and from the Arab Region?
Are you engaged in activities to build peace and reduce violence in your community or country? Have you been dedicated to conflict resolution or mediation at a regional, national or local level and are seeking to exchange experiences with peers […]

20 October 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

How World Leaders Brought Youth to the 71st UN General Assembly

During the High-Level Segment of the 71st UN General Assembly, an unprecedented number of world leaders emphasized in their national statements the role of youth in shaping a better future. Specifically, 59 Member States highlighted the importance of youth development and participation, recognizing young people’s contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to international […]

3 October 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Sri Lanka, UN Chief Highlights Key Role of Young People in Building Peace and Sustainable Development

From UN News Centre

 

Involvement of all sections of the society, in particular its young people, in bottom-up peace building approaches is vital to ensure sustainable social justice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at a youth event in Sri Lanka.

“Why should young people be sent off to fight wars, but be prevented from building […]

2 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Youth Envoy Meets with UN Country Team and Youth Advisory Panel in Tunisia

On the last day of his visit to Tunisia, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with the UN Country Team in Tunisia represented by the heads of the different UN Agencies in the country.

The UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Mounir Tabet welcomed the Envoy and informed him about the progress achieved in the UN […]

5 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Highlights Strategic Areas for Working with and for Libyan Youth

Concluding his visit to Tunisia with a special focus on Libya, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi was joined by the UN Resident Coordinator in Libya Ali Al-Zatari in highlighting three strategic areas the UN will focus on in working with and for Libyan youth.

The three areas of focus include: enhancing youth participation in […]

4 August 2016|Envoy’s news|