4 Sep, 2013

Youth Building Momentum in the Lead to the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum

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Ahead of this year’s 8th UNESCO Youth Forum to be held in Paris, France from 29-31 October 2013, young people throughout the world have been participating in the pre-Forum discussions online since August 21st, 2013. The UNESCO Youth Forum, held prior to UNESCO’s General Conference, brings together young participants from all over the world to exchange […]

4 Sep, 2013

Call for Participants: UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development Open Meeting with Youth

In response to the 5-year action agenda of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the UN system has developed for the first time a common work plan to work with and for youth. Youth have been consulted in developing the plan and youth will be now full partners in the implementation. The United Nations’ main coordination […]

4 Sep, 2013

UN Secretary-General Announces New Mechanisms for Youth Participation

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At an event held in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced new mechanisms for youth to engage with the organisation. The youth participation mechanism is centered around the establishment of Youth Advisory Boards to UN offices in countries around the world and regional and global ECOSOC youth Forums. “In the work that the […]

4 Sep, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth to Participate in the ITU BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit, Costa Rica

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From 9-11 September, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will be taking part in the BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on Information and Communications Technology, organized by ITU and the Government of Costa Rica.  The Youth Summit will bring together young people from around the world, online and offline, to share and reflect on […]

4 Sep, 2013

United Nations Breaks Tradition to Bring Real Diplomacy to Model UN

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On 30 August 2013, the United Nations is educating students on how things are actually done inside its chambers by launching a new UN guide for Model UN, the first time the Organization has tried to change the direction in which the role-playing diplomatic simulations have evolved. “Through our interactions with Model UN conferences around […]

4 Sep, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Addresses Colombian Youth During Official Visit

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On 16 August 2013, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth addressed over 1,000 youth gathered in Colombia to discuss the role of young people in peace-building and celebrate the first National Youth Volunteering Award supported by the UNV. Addressing the young participants, on the occasion of Friday of Peacebuilding, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi said “Your generation […]

4 Sep, 2013

Young People to Lead a New Wave of Community Mobilization and Political Advocacy against AIDS – CrowdOutAids Strategy

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Young people in South Africa are facing the challenge of creating a movement to overcome the impact that the AIDS epidemic is having on their lives. Recently, UNAIDS brought to Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 24th of May 2013 young people from around the country to discuss ways to effectively empower youth to take the […]

4 Sep, 2013

Building the leaders of tomorrow: preparing young women in Latin America and the Caribbean

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“For us, taking part in the ‘Young Women, Leadership and Governance’ Regional Forum is key. Being here means sharing our experiences of work and our agendas, which are no different from those of other women throughout the world,” says Tania Pariona, a 27-year-old indigenous activist from Peru and member of the Continental Network of Indigenous