29 Sep, 2014

A message from the Secretary-General on the International Day of Peace

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Today is the International Day of Peace. Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries. Too many are suffering today at the brutal

15 Sep, 2014

There’s No Planet B for Youth

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The time has come for us to develop new and sustainable methods to maintain our economy while managing our resources responsibly. We have come to the realization that climate change is one of the most important and influential topics in national and international agendas. Our social, economic, and political structures are directly correlated with the

14 Sep, 2014

Secretary-General’s Message on International Day of Democracy 2014

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15 September 2014 – As we observe this year’s International Day of Democracy, the world seems more turbulent than ever. In many regions and in many ways, the values of the United Nations, including some of the most fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the UN Charter, are being tested and challenged. Recent outbreaks of

12 Sep, 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on 10 September 2014. During his segment, the Secretary-General emphasized the use of technology and social media and said that "young people have the power and voice" to unite in defense of peace and join in creating a prosperous future where

2 Sep, 2014

In Bali, UN chief stresses role of young people in building peaceful, sustainable future

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(UN News Centre) 28 August 2014 – Addressing a youth forum in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the role of young people in building a peaceful, sustainable future and encouraged them to be solid global citizens and leaders of today. “The United Nations is doing everything possible to encourage a global mobilization of youth,” Mr. Ban said […]

6 Aug, 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to join International Youth Day

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be joining this year’s International Youth Day to address stigma and discrimination in youth with mental health conditions. Youth with mental health conditions are often subject to stigma and discrimination, largely due to an overall lack of awareness and understanding of mental health conditions. The stigma surrounding mental health issues

5 Jun, 2014

Message from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World Environment Day

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“Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level”   World Environment Day 2014 falls during the International Year of Small Island Developing States, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the special needs of this diverse coalition as part of the global discussion on how to achieve a sustainable future for all. […]

2 Jun, 2014

First day of UN ECOSOC Youth Forum kicks off with high-level speakers and numerous youth present

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Today, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) kicked off the third annual youth forum. Member States, youth organizations and youth leaders from around the world convened to join the continuing discussion about a new global agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) under the theme ”#Youth2015: Realizing the Future They Want.” “This […]

3 Sep, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Addresses Malala Day Youth Assembly

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On 12 July 2013, the United Nations celebrated Malala Day, an event which brought together hundreds of young leaders to call on world leaders to ensure free and compulsory education for every child around the world.  The meeting was addressed by former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in his capacity as UN Special Envoy […]

29 Aug, 2013

Envoy on Youth Joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Virtual Dialogue on Climate Change with Youth Leaders

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On 13 June 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a virtual dialogue with young leaders on Climate Change from YOUNGO,  which is the youth constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), and aims to represent all the Youth NGOs  in negotiations.