An old African proverb says: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. I believe this wisdom is the key to Sustainable Development. Over the past years I have talked to thousands of youngsters living in the Netherlands and travelled to all corners of the world.
To promote innovative solutions and recognise leadership and commitment in meeting the energy challenge, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) have launched a project aiming at advancing the implementation of sustainable development by identifying innovative practices in energy for sustainable development, sponsored by China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC). The project, titled Powering
12 February 2015 – On this International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, also known as Red Hand Day, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui call for urgent action to end grave violations against children including their recruitment by armed groups. Children are increasingly vulnerable as conflicts around
NAIROBI, 17 February 2015—While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic. AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among
In celebration of the 2nd International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) is organizing a Video Contest aimed at showcasing the works of organizations around the world that are committed to uplifting their communities through sport. We are inviting all organizations that
The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2015 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report
UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and West Asia. Additionally, the board includes one youth observer representing young people