Monthly Archives: June 2015

In Paris, the Youth Envoy calls for effective partnership with youth to counter violent extremism

On 16 June, 2015, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, spoke at the International Conference on "Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism," held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. In his remarks, the UN Youth Envoy stressed that “today’s young people live with the growing threat of violence and armed conflict,”

“Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future.” Let your imagination run wild!

Join the World Meteorological Organization photo competition on the 2016 World Meteorological Day theme: “Hotter, drier, wetter. Face the Future.” The theme has been chosen to illustrate the reality of climate change. As a result of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, land and sea surface temperatures are rising. The frequency and intensity of extreme events

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Empowering Youth to Build Peace

On 16 June, 2015, the UNESCO Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, launched UNESCO's new integrated Framework of Action - Empowering Youth to Build Peace - in the context of the International Conference on "Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism," held at UNESCO Headquarters on 16-17 June, 2015. "We see the rise of a new

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Participate in the Conference of Youth and join the discussion on the post-2015 agenda!

Do you want to get involved in the discussion on the next universal agreement on climate change? From the 26th to the 28th of November 2015, the 11th Conference of Youth (COY 11) will take place in France. Call for action is launched: take part in the Conference as a visitor or organize your workshop.

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Remarks at G7 Working Session on Terrorism

I thank Chancellor Merkel for hosting this working session. I am increasingly concerned by the spread of violent extremist groups and the malicious and hateful ideologies that are fuelling violence and terrorism around the world. From the deadly ideologies of ISIL and Boko Haram, to Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, this wave of intolerance and hatred is

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Wanted: Young, passionate people to speak up at the World Forestry Congress

Are you: 18–35 years old? Actively involved in a youth-led initiative or project created to benefit people, forests and the environment? Interested in sharing your success stories and lessons learned with the global forestry audience? Interested in having your project/initiative profiled at the XIV World Forestry Congress? Apply to be an inspiring youth speaker and

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In Germany ahead of G7 summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon rallies support for ‘once-in-a-generation’ UN sustainability agenda

The world has before it a unique opportunity to build a better future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared yesterday in Bonn, Germany, where he urged broad support for a trio of course-correcting United Nations events in 2015 that aim to lock down agreements on protecting the planet, ensuring sustainable development and unleashing the finances and

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VIDEO CONTEST FOR CLIMATE ACTION: Lights, Camera, Paris – Win Your Way to COP21!

If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) wants to hear about your inspiring actions for Climate Change. Think about a project or campaign you are involved in to combat climate change, an action which convinced your parents, school or college to take climate action, a

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Join Launch of 2015 UN Volunteers State of the World’s Volunteerism Report

Today the 2015 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report will be launched globally at the ECOSOC chamber at 13:15 (New York time). The UN report, titled "Transforming Governance”, is the first global review of the power of volunteer voices to help improve the way people are governed.  State of the World’s Volunteerism Report is first global

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