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Young People Discuss Change at CSW62 Youth Dialogue

Building on the successes and lessons learnt from the Youth Forums of CSW60 and CSW61, the Youth Dialogue at CSW62 held on 17 March 2018 provided a space for cross-regional networking among young people engaged in various areas of gender and social justice. Following the theme of the Commission of the Status of Women, the

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CSW62 Side Event Highlights the Importance of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

On 14 March 2018, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth organized a high-level side event during the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event brought together representatives from the Member States, civil society organizations, and young people. The dialogue focused on the implementation of the

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2018 ECOSOC Youth Forum Highlights

During January 30 and 31, the 7th annual ECOSOC Youth Forum brought together over 700 hundred young people, government representatives, and civil society organizations at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The ECOSOC Youth Forum represents the largest annual gathering at the United Nations focusing on youth development and engagement, and the only UN Forum

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Multi-Country Mission of the UN Envoy on Youth in Africa – Meeting and Listening to Young People Where They Are

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq9G07ojLlo The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, undertook a multi-country official mission to Africa to meet with and listen to young people on the ground. The purpose of the mission was to learn first-hand about the issues and challenges young people face and champion investments in youth development.

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Join the conversation at the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TshW8vT3ZF0&feature=youtu.be The 2018 ECOSOC Youth Forum is just around the corner! The event, to be held 30-31 January at UNHQ in New York, is the UN's largest gathering of youth and the key forum that brings youth representatives together with government ministers and officials. I’m excited to see young people at the front and

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UN Envoy Welcomes New Somali Policy on Role of Youth in Peacebuilding

18 December 2017 – Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country. “I want to congratulate the Federal Government of Somalia, the federal member states, the UN and

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Somalia Launches National Youth Policy at Gathering of Country’s Youth

Mogadishu – Hundreds of youth representatives from around Somalia have gathered in the capital city for talks on the future development of young Somalis, who make up more than two-thirds of the east African country’s population. A key part of the gathering – the country’s second Somali National Youth Conference – has been the launch of

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Minority Youth are the focus at Human Rights Council Forum on Minority Issues

Over 400 participants, including youth advocates and activists from minority backgrounds, other civil society representatives, as well as government and UN officials gathered at the 10th session of the Forum on Minority Issues from November 30 to December 1. Held annually in Geneva since 2008, the Forum provides a platform for advancing the implementation of

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Call for Input: OHCHR Study on Youth and Human Rights

Human Rights Council Resolution 35/14 on youth and human rights, requests the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to conduct a detailed study on the implementation of human rights with regard to young people, the identification of cases of discrimination against young people in the exercise of their human rights, and best practices

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

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

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