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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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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,

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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,

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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 Women Deliver Conference 2019

At the beginning of June, I had the opportunity to join the Women Deliver Conference 2019. #WD2019 I began my engagement by speaking about young people’s power to achieve progress and institute change for a gender-equal world at the Youth Pre-Conference Women Deliver . The conference was attended by more than 1,000 youth participants who are

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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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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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