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5 Feb, 2020

Want to be a Fellow? Apply Now! No more unpaid internships

The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth is saying goodbye to unpaid internships! Are you passionate about the work of the United Nations? Are you motivated to help realise the potential of fellow young people? Have you been waiting for too long for a paid entry-level opportunity to the

24 Dec, 2019

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

29 Nov, 2019

Summer of Solutions

As the effects of climate change become more apparent and continue to cast doubt over the quality of life of the next generation, young people today have taken it upon themselves to hold governments accountable, call for action and brainstorm solutions, leading the way towards a radical new approach to addressing climate concerns.Last summer,

25 Jun, 2019

UN Youth Envoy at Lisboa+21 Conference

21 years ago in 1998, the Lisbon Declaration was first adopted in the World Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth in Lisbon, Portugal. By adopting the Declaration, governments agreed to develop national youth policies and programmes to address some of the pressing challenges and unique opportunities in the 21st century. This June I attended #Lisboa21,

20 Jun, 2019

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

10 May, 2019

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