28 Aug, 2014

Deadline to nominate outstanding young people for the Youth Courage Award is 29 August

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The Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education has announced a call for nominations for the 2014 Youth Courage Awards. This year, the awards will recognize and honour youth who have personally demonstrated courage and leadership and acted as agents of change for universal education. The Youth Courage Awards were first announced […]

28 Aug, 2014

Students in Asia-Pacific Challenged on Sustainability

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The South Asian Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) has launched a competition for college students to increase sustainability on their campuses and raise awareness of the community Handprint.  The Centre for Environment Education developed the Handprint tool to help measure the impacts of positive action on three aspects of action towards sustainability; environment, society and the […]

26 Aug, 2014

Climate Reality Project Invites Youth to Ask “Why?” “Why Not?”

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Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore is supporting the United Nations in an initiative led by the Climate Reality Project to demand that world leaders act on climate change at the September 23rd UN Climate Summit in New York City. The campaign asks young people to use their voices to raise the

19 Aug, 2014

FEATURE: Meeting Malala gives boost to creators of #GirlWithABook project

(UN News Centre) 18 August 2014 – On October 11, 2012, two days after then 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt on her way home from school in Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the world that the abhorrent and cowardly attack exposed what really frightens extremists the most: “a girl with a book.”

18 Aug, 2014

In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action, promote UN ideals

(UN News Centre) 16 August 2014 – At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history. "It is easy to lose hope but I always

18 Aug, 2014

MDG Momentum: UN launches 500 days of action to build a better world

(UN News Centre) 18 August 2014 – With Malala Yousafzai by his side, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the “MDGs.” “Action now will save lives, build a solid foundation for sustainable development far beyond 2015 and help lay the groundwork for

15 Aug, 2014

Voices for Youth seeks participants to map their environment

On 23 September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be hosting the 2014 Climate Change Summit, bringing together leaders from around the world to address the climate crisis. In order to guide the discussion, Voices for Youth is asking for participants aged 18-25 to contribute to a global digital map that will spotlight environmental challenges […]

15 Aug, 2014

Call for nominations: Participate in the UN 2014 Climate Summit!

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (CCST) and the UN non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) are currently accepting nominations for 34 representatives of civil society organizations to attend the UN 2014 Climate Summit, with an additional four chosen to speak during the event. The 2014 Climate Summit, to be held in New York on

13 Aug, 2014

UNESCO Young Scientists Awards: helping young people help the planet

Want to compete for US $5,000? Since 1989, UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB) has been providing 10 young researchers each year with awards of up to US $5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation of scientists