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2 Years as the UN Youth Envoy: Jay’s Journal

Ever since I took up this exciting yet challenging job as the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth 2 years ago, I’ve been on a continuous learning process on what it means to be a part of the largest generation in the world, and what it takes to bring to the spotlight

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High-Level Political Forum 2019 – What are the youth-focused events?

    If you are in New York between the 9th and the 18th of July, are taking part to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, or are interested in seeing what's going on this week for young people, you might want to take a look at this! This is a

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UN Youth Envoy at Global Platform for Disasters Risk Reduction & Council of EU Development Meeting

In a world where more disasters are caused by climate change and more people are affected, too many communities remain fragile and unprepared. Disasters Risk Reduction (DRR) helping countries be more resilient and more prepared for unavoidable disasters. According to  the Sendai Framework, the global agreement for DRR, young people are recognized as agents of

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Speak Up to Save Lives – The 5th UN Global Road Safety Week

According to WHO, nearly 1.3 million people die in road traffic crash - which averages as more than 3000 deaths everyday. Of these, nearly 400,000 young people under the age of 25 are killed. Millions more are injured or disabled. Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among young people globally. Requested by

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UN Youth Envoy Visit to Belgrade, Pristina and Addis Ababa

Three cities in one week! I just came back from my mission to Belgrade, Pristina and Addis Ababa with some exciting discussions. At my first stop in Belgrade, I had the honor of meeting with the United Nations Country Team, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. I’m so proud of the

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2019 ECOSOC Youth Forum

On 8-9 April 2019, the 8th Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum took place in the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Over 1000 young people from all over the world gathered together and shared their valuable insights with Governments, Civil Society Organisations and Youth Networks. The ECOSOC Youth Forum is the largest

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UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019, on the theme “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” On this important

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Young people are shaping peace processes worldwide

                      First International Symposium for Youth Participation in Peace Processes takes place in Helsinki Helsinki, Finland | March 6th, 2019 -  The First International Symposium on Youth Participation in Peace Processes took place today in Helsinki, Finland from 5-6 March 2019. The event was

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First International Symposium on Youth Participation in Peace Processes

Dear friends and fellow young people, I am excited to announce that I will be attending the 1st ever International Symposium on Youth Participation in Peace Processes in Helsinki, Finland this March! Young people under the age of 30 accounts for over half of the world’s population. It is estimated that 600 million youth

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Happy New Year, 2019

Dear Friends, This first year and a half, has been truly magnificent! It’s been filled with challenges, but also with opportunities and support from those who believe in the power of young people - both within and outside the UN. In July 2017, I became the youngest member of the United Nations Senior Management Team.

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