New York

11 August 2017

Secretary-General's video message for International Youth Day

Hello, everyone!
I’m truly happy to address you on International Youth Day.
As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I am committed to the empowerment and inclusion of every young person around the world.
In this spirit, I have appointed an impressivenew Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake.
She is the youngest member of my team – and one of the most important.
Governments must work with young people to successfully achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Empowered young men and women can play a critical role in preventing conflicts and ensuring sustainable peace.
Youth envoy: Join us in mobilizing young people!
SG: Together, we can create a peaceful world for generations to come. 
SG and Youth Envoy: Thank you!