3 Sep, 2013

UN DESA: Department of Economic and Social Affairs

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) works closely with governments and stakeholders to help countries around the world meet their economic, social and environmental goals. As the Secretariat entity responsible for the development pillar of the United Nations, our work addresses a range of cross-cutting issues that affect peoples’ lives and […]

3 Sep, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Addresses Malala Day Youth Assembly

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On 12 July 2013, the United Nations celebrated Malala Day, an event which brought together hundreds of young leaders to call on world leaders to ensure free and compulsory education for every child around the world.  The meeting was addressed by former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in his capacity as UN Special Envoy […]

3 Sep, 2013

The 2013 edition of the Youth Solidarity Fund

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The Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) provides seed funding to outstanding youth-led initiatives that promote long-term constructive relationships between people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. The Fund links small scale and local work to larger movements for social and global change. The YSF supports the development of young peoples’ organizations and other means for their […]

3 Sep, 2013

WHO: World Health Organisation

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. In the 21st century, health is a […]

3 Sep, 2013

Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum 2013, “Youth Empowerment for Social Integration” workshop, Marseille, France

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On 5 April 2013, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth delivered an address at the “Youth Empowerment for Social Integration” Workshop at the Mediterranean Forum in Marseille, France, organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation For more information about the workshop theme and speakers, click here

3 Sep, 2013

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to […]

3 Sep, 2013

Press Release: UN Envoy on Youth Responds to the Report of the High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda

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New York, 3 June 2013 – The UN Secretary General’s Envoy on youth today joined the Secretary-General in thanking the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda for their ambitious work which, he said provides significant inputs and guidance for the further elaboration of the United Nations development agenda. Mr […]

3 Sep, 2013

North America: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

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Application-Historical GIS Data to Reduce Erosion, United States of America The purpose of our project was to design an assessment plan to identify stream way erosion using historical GIS-based (Geographic Information System) geophysical data. Storm water runoff from urban areas affects stream quality; as the population increases, so does the amount of impervious surface area