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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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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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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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Visit of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to Bangladesh – Celebrating International Youth Day 2018

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, recently undertook an official mission to Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Youth Day. The mission was graciously supported by the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). Below you can read about the highlights. DHAKA The UN Secretary

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High-Level Political Forum 2018: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”

UN Photo/ Loey Felipe This year the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held in New York from 9th - 18th of July days as part of the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The HLPF has the participation of Member States, UN agencies, civil

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2018 ECOSOC Humanitarian – Affairs Segment

This year’s ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) took place from 19 – 21 June in New York, with the theme of “Restoring humanity, respecting human dignity and leaving no one behind: working together to reduce people’s humanitarian need, risk, and vulnerability.” Below you can read about some of the highlights: MONDAY - Youth Pre-Event On

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