Conversation at SDG Media Zone with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Moderator: Ms. Carolina Medina, Co-Founder, Agruppa, and Young Leader for the SDGs Speaker: Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Watch here: http://webtv.un.org/watch/in-conversation-the-un-secretary-general%E2%80%99s-envoy-on-youth-digital-media-zone-ecosoc-youth-forum-2017/5305094432001

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At Youth Forum, UN calls on young people to help realize a better future for all

Via UN News Centre 30 January 2017 – Drawing attention challenges such as climate change, unemployment and inequality, confronting young people around the world, including in places where peace prevails, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for the youth to speak up and share their stories. “Tell us how the United Nations can see

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Watch the Opening Segment of the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2017

UN WebTV link here: http://webtv.un.org/watch/opening-segment-ecosoc-youth-forum-2017/ Opening statement by His Excellency Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of the Economic and Social Council Video message of the Secretary-General Opening statement by His Excellency Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly Introductory statement by Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, Envoy of the Secretary-General on Youth Keynote address by His Highness

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Remarks by President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, at opening of ECOSOC Youth Forum 2017

30 January 2017 Mr. President, Honorable Ministers Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to address the ECOSOC Youth Forum today. As the only dedicated platform at the United Nations that brings together young people to share their experiences and ideas, and engage in UN policy discussions, the ECOSOC Youth Forum has, in a

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In Timbio, Colombia, youth take a stand against street harassment

From UN Women  “I never thought about the importance of women’s role and the violence they live with in the community until now…It has been very gratifying to have been part of the initiative that led to the enactment of this Decree,” says Jesús David Zúñiga, 21, from the township of Timbío, in the south-west

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2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum: “The role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world” on 30-31 January

via ECOSOC WHAT? The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2017, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and share ideas on innovation, collective action and solutions to global problems. It will also address the concept of “shared prosperity”, which is

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18 year old Refugees Olympic Team swimmer appeals to World Economic Forum to support those fleeing war & persecution

By: Gisella Lomax, UNHCR | 18 January 2017 Yusra Mardini, the Syrian swimmer who inspired the world at last summer’s Rio Olympic Games, has made an impassioned appeal to global leaders in Davos to ensure vulnerable refugees like her are given more than basic support. “With food for our stomachs, refugees can survive. But only

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