ECOSOC Youth Forum

Photos from ECOSOC Youth Forum

 On 1-2 February 2016, young leaders from around the world convened to the UN Headquarters in New York at the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum. The forum discussed ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The photo gallery below shows some highlights of

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Climate Action: Youth Looking to Be Empowered

From UNFCCC Results of UN Youth Forum Young people need to be much more actively involved in shaping the global response to climate change but also need and are searching for the financial means to do so – this is the key message of youth who discussed climate change at a major Youth Forum at

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

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

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Urban Youth Take Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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