Although we may not be out of the woods yet, the world is, slowly but surely, beginning to open up again. With summer upon us, people have flocked to parks, open spaces and public places in droves, trying to make up for lost time and erase thoughts of this pandemic. Although the weather and crowds
For many of us, these months of quarantine have been very difficult. The stress and uncertainty of these unprecedented times has been building, affecting our well-being, relationships, employment, finances, and nearly all other aspects of life. Even as the world begins to reopen, fears of a second wave loom over, casting further doubt on our
2020 has been a year that will go down in history. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed fault lines in societies around the world: health care and other key services have had trouble dealing with the virus, and disadvantaged communities have been disproportionately affected. Also, recently, we have seen a wave of protests
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary and Devex, are excited to announce the launch of an Essay Competition for the best essay by a young person on the topic ‘The Future We Want, The UN We Need’.
#LeadTheNewNormal: A campaign where young people redefine their post-COVID reality Young People, COVID-19 and post-pandemic reality The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hardest the world’s 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 to 24 - the largest generation of young people in its history. Youth marginalization is being further compounded by the COVID-19
Another month down. As the temperature rises and we roll into summer, the world is facing a crossroads. While some are embracing the progressive reopening of businesses and public spaces, others remain cautious, unsure of how best to proceed. Doctors and scientists are racing to develop treatments and a vaccine while governments find ways to