“Threats and Opportunities: The Power of Young People to Shape a New Future”

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY "THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES: THE POWER OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO SHAPE A NEW FUTURE” Montreal, 12 February 2016 [As prepared for delivery] Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for your warm welcome. I have come to Montreal from New York – and tonight the Montreal Canadiens are in New

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Highlights from 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

On 1-2 February 2016, over 800 young leaders from around the world, along with high-level national and international policy makers, convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum, the largest turnout for the Forum yet, that has been convened annually over the past years. The forum provided a platform

Youth with special needs find renewed hope in vocational training

From UNDP Eritrea   Tsega Mekonen is 22 years and the chairperson for the Association of the Deaf in Anseba Region. She is one of the beneficiaries of the pottery training, which is facilitated by the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS).  The training takes six months and by the time of interviewing her

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