Monthly Archives: October 2017

16 Oct, 2017

World Leaders Bring Youth to the Global Stage at the 72nd UN General Assembly

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World leaders took the podium in September at the opening of the General Debate of the 72nd UN General Assembly, where 77 member states mentioned young people in their national statements. This represents a remarkable increase from last year’s General Debate, where 59 world leaders discussed the role of youth. The remarks delivered this year emphasized

7 Oct, 2017

UN announces worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

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Bogota, 7 October –The United Nations announced today that it was seeking applications for its second class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals--exceptional young people who are leaders in the effort to end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequalities.  Led by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake, the Young Leaders