24 Oct, 2016

Global Goals Can ‘Propel Us Towards A Better Future For All On A Healthy Planet,’ Ban Says On UN Day

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24 October 2016 – In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world. “We have also suffered enormous heartbreak – including unresolved

2 Sep, 2016

In Sri Lanka, UN Chief Highlights Key Role of Young People in Building Peace and Sustainable Development

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From UN News Centre   Involvement of all sections of the society, in particular its young people, in bottom-up peace building approaches is vital to ensure sustainable social justice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at a youth event in Sri Lanka. “Why should young people be sent off to fight wars, but be

17 May, 2016

UN Secretary-General Calls for Leaders to Invest in Young Innovators

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From UN News Centre   17 May 2016 – The global sustainable development agenda recognizes the great potential of information and communication technology to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and advance knowledge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with a call for Governments, businesses and

4 Apr, 2016

Young Benjamin’s interview with Ban Ki-moon raises autism awareness

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From UN Young film-maker Benjamin Rosloff visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and interviewed UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. Ben Rosloff works on his film in the edit bay. Photo: Matthew Wells  The video, produced for World Autism Awareness Day, reflects on Benjamin’s future and how it relates to major global issues. Disability and persons

24 Feb, 2016

Ban Ki-moon at camp in DR Congo: “We have to give hope to young people”

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From UN News Centre United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for support from Member States to resolve such global humanitarian issues as the refugee and migrant crisis and ensuring human dignity for all, during a visit to a site hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

26 Aug, 2015

UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visits India this week

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Envoy on Youth began his visit to India  focusing on highlighting future youth strategies to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and will hold talks with senior political leadership and youth and civil society groups. Ahmad Alhendawi leads a mission to India, which has the world's largest number of young people, till

21 Aug, 2015

Secretary-General’s Message to Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

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Delivered by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this important Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security. I thank His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan, as well as the Government and people of

12 Aug, 2015

Secretary-General’s remarks to Commemoration of International Youth Day

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Happy International Youth Day! We are meeting together at a very promising time.  Governments have just agreed on a bold new sustainable development vision to transform our world by 2030. Today’s young people can help realize the sustainable development goals. Youth face many challenges, including poverty, conflicts and unemployment. But young people are not simply

14 Jul, 2015

United Nations Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon message on World Youth Skills Day

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I welcome this first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day.  On July 15th each year, the international community will underscore the value of helping young people to upgrade their own abilities to contribute to our common future. While overall more young people have greater educational opportunities than in the past, there are still some 75