Remarks to High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment

Thank you for this opportunity to speak on the important subject of youth empowerment and employment. I thank General Assembly President Kutesa and the co-organizers: the International Labour Organization and the United Nations Population Fund. I am honoured by the presence many distinguished ministers today. I welcome the many experts who join us today. The

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Remarks at General Assembly event for the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth

It gives me great pleasure to be with you today to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth. I thank the President of the General Assembly for convening this important event. I am delighted to see so many young people gathered under the same roof with UN Member State officials

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Young people worldwide face “daunting” challenges

  Despite the progress that has been made over the past 20 years to improve the situation of young people around the world, they still face daunting challenges. That's what the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi said on Friday at a meeting of the UN General Assembly to mark the 20th

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Inclusion and active involvement of youth vital to success of UN sustainability agenda – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations General Assembly commemorated today the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth with an acknowledgement that young people have been “disproportionately” affected by many global challenges but “are ready and willing to be actively involved in shaping their future.” In his remarks to the meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted

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