Youth

Youth advocates demand immediate action to address urgent challenges

Youth leaders, gathered at the two-day Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, voiced alarm that 11 years before the 2030 deadline, progress on the Sustainable Development Goals remains slow, including on climate change – the greatest challenge of the world of today and tomorrow.

2019-04-11T19:47:21-04:0010 Apr 2019|Featured, News, Press material, Youth|

UN Youth Forum: Largest gathering of young people at the United Nations

On 8 and 9 April, nearly 1,000 youth advocates from around the world are expected to meet with government ministers and officials at the United Nations this month to advance the role of young people in implementing of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2019-04-11T19:44:22-04:0006 Apr 2019|News, Youth|

Without young people, Global Goals will not be achieved, UN forum told

Today's young people are more connected, dynamic and engaged than ever and the Global Goals can’t happen without them, speakers told an annual United Nations forum, where young leaders called on the Organization keep its promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to creating a prosperous world for everyone on a clean planet.

2018-04-22T11:46:16-04:0030 Jan 2018|News, Youth|

Youth leaders ready to ‘roll up their sleeves’ and get to work at annual UN forum

Not content to follow old-school rules to tackle problems like climate change, poverty and inequality, today’s youth – media savvy ‘Millennials’ and the ‘Born in the 90s’ cohort that can’t remember life without the Internet – are using disruptive, new-school innovations to drive change; and they’re heading to the United Nations to talk about building a better world for all.

2018-04-22T11:46:25-04:0029 Jan 2018|News, Youth|

UNIC Tunis holds SDG-themed writing workshop for children

On the first day of the school holidays, fifty-two children braved the cold weather - and the temptation to spend a Monday morning at home - to come to the Public Library of Ariana, a town near Tunis, for a writing workshop on the SDGs. They were in for a surprise; the organizers greeted them with an SDG-branded toolkit with pens, pencils, copybooks, stationery and everything they needed to unleash their creativity.

2018-04-22T11:46:59-04:0009 Jan 2018|Goal 4: Quality Education, News, Youth|

On New Year’s Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life

Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.

2018-04-22T11:47:00-04:0001 Jan 2018|Goal 3: Good Health, News, Youth|

UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vaccines to children in Yemen

A plane charted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana’a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300 people and killed 35.

2018-04-22T11:47:04-04:0021 Dec 2017|Goal 3: Good Health, News, Youth|

Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF

South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse.”

2018-04-22T11:47:10-04:0015 Dec 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News, Youth|

Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF

Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report.