17 Jul, 2014

International Youth Day

Celebrate International Youth Day 2014 with the theme #MentalHealthMatters at the UN Headquarters on 12 August from 10:00 AM-1:00PM!  Acknowledging the theme of this year’s International Youth Day and following the UN #MentalHealthMatters campaign, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Focal Point on Youth (DESA), and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

11 Jul, 2014

On World Population Day, UNFPA calls for investment in youth

On 11 July, as communities everywhere observe World Population Day, UNFPA calls for investments in support of the largest-ever generation of young people. Today, there are about 1.8 billion people aged 10 to 24, comprising roughly one quarter of the world’s population. Their aspirations and achievements will shape the future. “We know that healthy, educated,

10 Jul, 2014

Newsletter from the UN Information Centre in Pakistan just published, focusing on youth

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The United Nations Information Centre in Pakistan has released its May-June 2014 newsletter. Focusing on young Pakistani people, the issue also covers the recent three day visit to the country undertaken by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi. With a view to strengthening the UN programmes on youth, Alhendawi visited Pakistan 16-18 June 2014. […]

10 Jul, 2014

Pathways to better jobs for youth and women given new momentum by joint ILO-UNESCO agreement

Young people, women and persons with disabilities around the world who face a severely lacklustre job market now have two new powerful allies in helping them making a successful transition from school to the world of work: In a ceremony at the United Nations, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

8 Jul, 2014

Calling all entrepreneurs in the Euro-Mediterranean region!

Entrepreneurs for Social Change (E4SC), developed by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the Fondazione CRT, and the Italian Government, is a seven day training for young social entrepreneurs. Bringing together 20 young people aged 18 to 35 from the Euro-Mediterranean region, the training aims to enhance the skills needed to boost a business idea

7 Jul, 2014

Youth speaking out about the future they want during UN High-level political forum on sustainable development

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“Despite some progress, young people have continuously been left behind and denied the opportunities they need to reach their full potential.” These were the initial remarks delivered by Ms. Esther Agbarakwe, Youth Representative and Co-founder of the Youth Climate Coalition in Nigeria, on behalf of 1.8 billion young people during the Ministerial meeting of the […]