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Believe in Better – A working paper on young people’s inclusion in accountability processes

New York, 22 May 2020 Accountability, it can sound quite dry and quite abstract, I know. But it is actually very important, and pretty simple: it is about holding powerful stakeholders responsible for their commitments and actions. If young people are not part of measuring progress of the SDGs and adjusting our strategies

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Meet 10 leaders who can inspire you to change the world (6th Edition, #IDAHOBIT Special)

This has been a period of intense change for everyone. Whether you are working from home, going to school online, or finding ways to spend time while in quarantine, this pandemic has been hard on all of us. As a planet, we’ve been forced to adjust to big changes and an emerging new reality, and

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Meet 10 leaders who can inspire you to change the world (5th Edition)

Spring is upon us. After nearly two months at home and as we progress deeper into this uncharted territory, it can sometimes feel like there are new predictions, symptoms, and updates every day, and still no end in sight. I don’t know if it’s just the nice weather, but, through all this fear and confusion,

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Meet 10 leaders who can inspire you to change the world (4th Edition)

We are experiencing a pivotal moment in history. With majority of countries in the world implementing lock downs, curfews and stay at home orders for the first time in this century, (or first time EVER?!) we have seen a wide variety of reactions to this seemingly interminable state of confinement. While some of us have

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Meet 10 leaders who can inspire you to change the world (3rd Edition)

It feels like a lifetime, but only a month has gone by since COVID-19’s designation as a pandemic. And even though we are far from knowing what it all means, we can start to see how this virus has collectively affected us. Small businesses and restaurants across the globe have closed. Millions of people have

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Statement Issued by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

The Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth has become aware of various instances of individuals or groups misleading the public regarding their affiliation with the United Nations by means of websites or other media.  Some of the communications from those individuals or groups are promising the launch of projects and other collaborative opportunities,

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Meet 10 leaders who can inspire you to change the world (2nd Edition)

By now, we have all watched with worry as the coronavirus wave spread to nearly every country on the map. For so many people, ordinary life has come to a screeching halt – and far too many have suffered unimaginable tragedies. There are some glimmers of hope as the number of deaths and infections in

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UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth visits Papua New Guinea

Amid the global pandemic of COVID19 and Coronavirus, I’m thinking back on a great experience I had a couple of weeks ago - when we were just starting to live the consequences of the pandemic which has since derailed our lives. I was lucky to join two incredibly powerful women on a mission to

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Meet 10 leaders who can inspire you to change the world

By now, most people alive know that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected nearly every continent, forced countries into states of emergency, sent individuals into varying levels of quarantine and isolation, and shuttered businesses and schools. But there’s a lesser-known story that also deserves attention: of youth rising up to meet the challenge of this

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