1 Oct, 2013

Costa Rica spotlights contribution of youth, technology, to global development agenda

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On 24 September 2013, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla-Miranda highlighted in an address to the United Nations the contribution of young people to the new development agenda through innovation and the use of new technologies. “Increasingly, innovation, technology, education and culture are recognized as promoters of development, and there is a growing consciousness on the […]

12 Sep, 2013

BYND2015: The world’s youth send message from Costa Rica to the United Nations General Assembly

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As the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit came to an end yesterday, the BYND2015 Youth Declaration — setting priorities for the Future We Want, was presented to the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, who will take the collective message of the world’s youth to the United Nations General Assembly later this month. The aim of […]

9 Sep, 2013

“The World We Want:” The UN’s Envoy on Youth delivers message from the Secretary-General to the participants in the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit

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At this very moment, young people from around the world are gathered in San José, Costa Rica, to participate in the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit, a platform for young people to lend their voice and influence decisions at the United Nations. Helping to shape the sustainable development agenda beyond 2015, over 3,000 young people are […]

4 Sep, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth to Participate in the ITU BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit, Costa Rica

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From 9-11 September, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will be taking part in the BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on Information and Communications Technology, organized by ITU and the Government of Costa Rica.  The Youth Summit will bring together young people from around the world, online and offline, to share and reflect on […]

26 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Announces Partnership with ITU on BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on Information and Communication Technologies

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On 17 July 2013, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, announced an official partnership with ITU on the BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on Information and Communications Technology, organized by ITU and the Government of Costa Rica.  The Youth Summit will bring together young people from around the world, online and offline, […]