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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 Visit to West Bank and Gaza

On June 19, I arrived on my first visit to East Jerusalem. I started the mission with a morning briefing with United Nations OCHA before I begin my visit to UNRWA’s school and summer camps. Afterward, I went to the Shufat Girls' School. The school is run by UNRWA and there I had the opportunity to meet

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UN Youth Envoy visit to Jordan

I recently returned from my mission to Jordan. On the first day of my visit, I went to The Citadel, one of the UNESCO World Heritage. The preservation of cultural sites is important because it allows future generations to learn about their heritage & history.  I also met with the UN Country

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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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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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UN Secretary-General‘s Envoy on Youth at United Nations 73rd General Assembly

On 18 September 2018, United Nations’ (UN) Member States, Civil Society, Private Sector, and other stakeholders, got together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – the highest level and largest International gathering where all 193 Member States convene to discuss global issues.

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