24 Feb, 2014

Launch of the International Year of Small Island Developing States and the SIDS Youth Network today

Today, the United Nations is launching the International Year of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) to celebrate the economic, social and cultural contributions that this group of countries has made to the world, as well as raise awareness of the challenges they face such as climate change and rising sea levels. The international year will […]

18 Feb, 2014

Crowdsourcing initiative on youth in the post-2015 development agenda launched today

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  Today, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with other UN entities, international NGOs, and youth groups and stakeholders, launched a crowdsourcing initiative for youth priorities in the post-2015 development agenda. The crowdsourcing is part of the Global Partnership for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which was announced on 31 […]

13 Feb, 2014

Commission for Social Development side event: “Young Women and Girls: Leaders of Today for a Better Tomorrow”

Today the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth and UN Women organised a Commission for Social Development side event focusing on empowerment and leadership of young women and girls. The panel discussion featured the UN Women Deputy Director Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Permanent Representative of Belgium, H.E. Ms. Bénédicte Frankinet, Permanent Representative of Pakistan,

13 Feb, 2014

Launch of crowdsourcing on youth in the post-2015 agenda happening soon

Do you want to help ensure that youth priorities are reflected in the post-2015 development agenda? Perhaps you are member of an organisation that has already answered the call for the Global Partnership for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (#GPY2015)? Since the call was made less than two weeks ago, approximately 1,100 organisations from […]

11 Feb, 2014

Interested in Entrepreneurship? Join the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

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Launched by the Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO, the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international contest that provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their community. The competition aims to empower the young generation to take initiative in social innovation and become pioneers in […]