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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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#CopingWithCOVID: A webinar series on young people and mental health

Following the World Health Organisation’s classification of COVID-19 as pandemic, Governments all around the world have started to respond by enforcing measures such as social-distancing, quarantine and isolation. While necessary, these measures can have a significant effect on young people’s mental health. Fear, anxiety, anger, sadness and grief are compounded by being away from schools,

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5 Things Young People Can Do to Join the Global #COVID19 Response

We are all impacted by COVID19 - A.K.A. the Coronavirus - one way or another. No matter where we are in the world and where in the age spectrum we sit. However, some of us are at higher risk - for instance, older people and people with severe underlying health conditions. Some of us are

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UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth visits Japan

In February I visited Japan, starting from the city of Hiroshima. Arriving in this city full of history – my first impression was that it is a beautiful and lively city fully recovered from the devastation that took place 75 years ago. As the United Nations turns 75 this year, we also commemorate the

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UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth visits Sudan

At my arrival in Khartoum, Sudan, I was filled with excitement for visiting the country - not only because half of its entire population is younger than 18, but also because Sudan just experienced a shift of political power that started with street protests throughout the nation in December 2018, and continued for about

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UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth visits South Sudan

For my 1st mission of 2020 I visited South Sudan. This is the youngest country in the world: not only did it gain independence in 2011, but 73.7% of the population is also under the age of 30! In the airport, I was welcomed by singers and dancers, as well as delegations from

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UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth visits Greece

In October 2019, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, visited Greece on her first-ever official mission to the country. The mission began with a visit to the city of Thessaloniki, where the Youth Envoy met with leaders from across the UN family and its partners to discuss the situation for young refugees

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10,000 young entrepreneurs for the Global South

Entrepreneurs are “drivers of innovation” and “change agents” providing a win-win situation for all, and developing countries especially need them to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To invigorate the entrepreneurship ecosystem of the Global South, UNOSSC will provide one-stop shop support using South-South and triangular cooperation to 10,000 young entrepreneurs through the YES programme.

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Sommet-jeunesse #ClimateAction de l’ONU

  Le 21 Septembre 2019, restera une journée gravée dans les annales pour les jeunes. Réunissant       + 1000 jeunes, le Sommet de la Jeunesse pour le Climat #ClimateAction des Nations Unie, est le PREMIER et le plus IMPORTA NT rassemblement de l'@ONU_fr, consacré à l’accompagnement des jeunes et de leurs efforts dans la lutte contre les

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