Monthly Archives: May 2016

“Education Cannot Wait” fund to be launched at UN World Humanitarian Summit

From UN News Centre 16 May 2016 – At next week’s World Humanitarian Summit, more than 100 of the world’s leading countries, companies and philanthropists will join forces to create a “major breakthrough” in the effort to assist millions of children who’s education has been disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters, the United Nations envoy

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Leaders to Invest in Young Innovators

From UN News Centre   17 May 2016 – The global sustainable development agenda recognizes the great potential of information and communication technology to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and advance knowledge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with a call for Governments, businesses and

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Young Women and Adolescent Girls are Crucial to Ending the AIDS Epidemic

From UNAIDS At the Women Deliver youth pre-conference, taking place on 15 and 16 May in Copenhagen, Denmark, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway underlined the central role to be played by young women and adolescent girls in ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Her Royal Highness stressed the

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UN Secretary-General meets with Syrian Students in Portugal

On Thursday, 12 May 2016, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, spoke to Syrian Students in Portugal and reiterated that the solution to the education crisis is ending the war: "I am so pleased to be with you. I want to thank the Chairman of the Global Platform for Syrian Students, Jorge Sampaio, for his leadership and

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Deputy Secretary-General Highlights Immense Potential of Youth in Peacebuilding at Security Council Debate

From UN On 11 May 2016, Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations,spoke on Countering the Narratives and Ideologies of Terrorism. "I thank the Egyptian Presidency for convening today’s open debate.  This is an opportunity to discuss how we best counter terrorist narratives and ideologies as well as an opportunity to recall the fundamental interests

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Envoy on Youth addresses UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Youth Session

On May 11 2016, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, addressed the Youth Session of 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on the topic on self-harm and suicide.   Mr. Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends It is a pleasure and an honour to address you today

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Indigenous Youth: Activism for Equal Rights

From: UNDESA Indigenous youth: activism for equal rights On 9 May, representatives of the world’s many indigenous communities gathered in New York for one of the most powerful platforms for dialogue on topics that affect indigenous peoples the most: the 15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. We asked Dali Angel, co-chair of

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Call for Video Entries: PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival

From Plural +,  joint initiative of UNAOC and IOM PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival on Migration, Celebrating Diversity and Social Inclusion – Call for Video Entries DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 29 MAY 2016 Visit the PLURAL+ website to submit your video entry The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite

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UN Secretary-General’s Op-Ed: “Refugees and Migrants: A Crisis of Solidarity”

  This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants. War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are leading more people to leave their homes than at any time since we

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Youth employment an ‘absolute priority’ in Latin America says UN labour chief

From : UN News Centre 6 May 2016 – “Innovative solutions” with a concrete action plan are crucial to tackle youth employment challenge in Latin America, the Director-General of the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) told representatives at the 9th Ibero-American Conference of Ministers of Labour, recently held in Colombia. “Youth employment is an

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