GET INVOLVED

Reboot The Earth

Reboot The Earth is a series of hackathons hosted in 6 countries that bring young computer programmers, scientists and other youth innovators together under the auspices of the United Nations to build new solutions that address the current climate crisis. 

Youth Climate Summit

The UN Youth Climate Summit is a platform for youth leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions at the United Nations, and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.

Summer of Solutions

Summer Of Solutions is a call for application initiated by the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in Partnership with UN Technology and Innovation Labs (UNTIL), the UN Development Program (UNDP), the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and Unite Ideas.

YOUTH 2030 THE UNITED NATIONS YOUTH STRATEGY

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MEET THE ENVOY

The Secretary-General and Youth

United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres says he “believes in the power of young people. Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance, all these and more depend on tapping into the potential of youth.

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The Envoy on Youth

Meet Jayathma Wickramanayake, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. Ms. Wickramanayake was appointed as the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in June 2017 at the age of 26. She is working towards making the UN a home to the youth of the world.  

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THE ENVOY'S WORK

The Envoy’s Workplan: Vision Statement

Currently our world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 to 24, the largest generation of young people in its history. Close to 90 per cent of this youth population live in developing countries. What is more, their numbers are expected to continue to grow, especially in the least developed regions. With such numbers, it is clear that sustainable development and peace cannot be achieved unless we involve young people and create the conditions that allow them to reach and unleash their full potential.

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