5 Feb, 2015

‘Youth lens’ brings development challenges into sharper focus at UN forum

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The emerging United Nations-led sustainability agenda, to be crafted around a set of sustainable development goals, must be inspired by and inspiring for the world’s young people, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said today as he closed the Council’s annual Youth Forum with a call for young people to amplify

5 Feb, 2015

‘2015 is a chance to change history,’ Ban tells UN Youth Forum

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2 February 2015 – This generation of young people – the largest the world has ever seen – has a historic opportunity to end poverty, combat climate change, create jobs and fight injustice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a Youth Forum at UN Headquarters in New York this morning as he called on the

5 Feb, 2015

#YouthNow | 2015: Year of Opportunity for Youth

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Young leaders from around the world gathered with representatives from the United Nations, civil society and partner organizations for the 2015 Time for Global Action Youth Forum. The two-day Forum focused upon youth participation in shaping the future development agenda and addressing many issues today’s 1.8 billion young people face, such as jobs and education.