5 Feb, 2016

ECOSOC Youth Forum: UNRWA Partners with UNICEF, UNFPA and ITC to discuss youth issues in the MENA region

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From UNRWA At the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York this week, Hashem Abushama, a 21-year-old Palestine refugee student, was invited to share his experiences growing up in Arroub refugee camp near Hebron in the West Bank during a breakout session on ‘Key Regional Priorities for Youth Development in the Middle East and

5 Feb, 2016

Urban Youth Take Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

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From UN Habitat Hundreds of young people gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the 5th Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on February 1-2. The goal of this year’s Forum was to empower the youth to take action in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Government representatives and civil

3 Feb, 2016

At opening of Youth Forum, UN launches new initiative to tackle employment crisis

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From UN News Centre As more than 800 young leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, UN officials today launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, making it clear that success in fighting poverty and inequality will largely depend on them being a driving

6 Jan, 2016

2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum: “Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda” on 1-2 February

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From ECOSOC WHAT? The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will also address how the youth can best communicate on the Agenda, bringing on board the innovative use of social media and communication tools. WHO? The Youth

5 Feb, 2015

‘Youth lens’ brings development challenges into sharper focus at UN forum

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The emerging United Nations-led sustainability agenda, to be crafted around a set of sustainable development goals, must be inspired by and inspiring for the world’s young people, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said today as he closed the Council’s annual Youth Forum with a call for young people to amplify

5 Feb, 2015

‘2015 is a chance to change history,’ Ban tells UN Youth Forum

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2 February 2015 – This generation of young people – the largest the world has ever seen – has a historic opportunity to end poverty, combat climate change, create jobs and fight injustice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a Youth Forum at UN Headquarters in New York this morning as he called on the

3 Feb, 2015

SG launches #YouthNow campaign in commemoration of World Programme of Action for Youth

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On 3 February 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon launched #YouthNow campaign commemorating the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) during his opening remarks at the annual Economic and Social Council’s Youth Forum, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. “I am delighted to officially launch the WPAY+20 campaign commemorating the 20th Anniversary, being

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 […]