27 May, 2015

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at “Our World, Our Dignity, Our Planet: The Post-2015 Agenda and the Role of Youth” event

Remarks at the event: “our world, our dignity, our planet: the post-2015 agenda and the Role of Youth" Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, 27 May 2015 I am very glad to be here with you today. Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! Yesterday, I spent the morning with the young people of Ireland. Today, I am with you in this

27 May, 2015

The Intercultural Innovation Award is now open for applications!

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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award, a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group. The Award searches for grassroots projects around the world that are promoting dialogue and cooperation among people from different cultural

22 May, 2015

In Seoul, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spotlights role of young people and technology in future development agenda

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During his official visit to Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at two forums on May 20 highlighted the importance of youth, education and information communication technologies (ICTs) in shaping the future sustainable development agenda. “Data is the new oil. Data centres are the factories of the 21st century. Data is the lifeblood

20 May, 2015

LIVE: Watch livestream of UN Secretary-General’s debate with Youth on development in Brussels

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address youth as special guest at an event on the role of youth in the post-2015 agenda in Brussels, on 27 May. It will be livestreamed to audiences across the world. The event, an initiative by the European Commission and the United Nations, is titled: “Our world, our Dignity, our

20 May, 2015

Side Event for WPAY +20: The New Media and Emerging Trends in Youth Engagement

Thursday, 28 May 2015 1:15pm – 2:30pm EST Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters  Event is free and open to the public. RSVP required by 26 May 2015. Must have a valid government issues ID or passport to enter the United Nations RSVP at: http://bit.ly/1Sa4C1z  Speakers: [Opening Remarks] Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

17 May, 2015
  • "What is important to remember is that history does not measure a person by the size of his or her bank account. What counts is how much one gives back to the world and how courageously one fights for what is right and for those in need." #Hoyas2015- Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations

    Posted by Georgetown University on Saturday, May 16, 2015

‘Make the choice of service,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chief tells Georgetown graduates

In a commencement address at Georgetown University, where he received an honorary degree yesterday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told graduates to choose service, be bold, listen, champion progress and act with passion and compassion. Here is the full statement of the UN Secretary-General: "Congratulations! Please join me in saluting the families, friends and faculty