Daily Archives: 12 August 2016

A Call to Empower Youth

By the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The 2016 Olympics have already shattered records, but even before the first competition began, these Games made history by giving athletes who have no country to call home a place on the starting line. I expressed my appreciation to the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, for

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UN Secretary-General Marks International Youth Day with Additional Measures to Support Youth Development

Expected to speak tonight at the University of Calgary to mark International Youth Day, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced additional measures aimed at further supporting youth development in the UN context.  Emphasizing the importance of Youth Day not only as an opportunity for celebration but also for making commitments for young people, the Secretary-General announced the

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Secretary-General Nominates Lead Author and Advisory Group for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

12 August 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today appointed Graeme Simpson (South Africa) as lead author for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, as well as 21 experts who will form an advisory group and work in close collaboration with him. The Secretary-General will make the official announcement in a speech at Calgary

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Secretary-General Appoints Werner Faymann of Austria As Special Envoy on Youth Employment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Werner Faymann of Austria, as his Special Envoy on Youth Employment. This appointment comes at a time when persistently high levels of youth unemployment, poor quality and low paying jobs remain a concern globally. Young people are disproportionately affected by unemployment, underemployment, vulnerable employment and

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