16 Aug, 2018

High-Level Political Forum 2018: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”

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UN Photo/ Loey Felipe This year the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held in New York from 9th - 18th of July days as part of the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The HLPF has the participation of Member States, UN agencies, civil

19 Jan, 2017

2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum: “The role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world” on 30-31 January

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via ECOSOC WHAT? The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2017, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and share ideas on innovation, collective action and solutions to global problems. It will also address the concept of “shared prosperity”, which is

24 Feb, 2016

We asked young people what sustainable living means to them. Here’s what they said.

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From UN SDGs The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all UN Member States. That’s great, but now what? Governments will be busy for the next 15 years working to achieve the goals, but that doesn’t mean all the work falls on them. The private sector, civil society organization and regular people can

12 Feb, 2016

Highlights from 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

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On 1-2 February 2016, over 800 young leaders from around the world, along with high-level national and international policy makers, convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum, the largest turnout for the Forum yet, that has been convened annually over the past years. The forum provided a platform

8 Feb, 2016

Interactive Discussion on the Role of Youth in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda – 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

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Setting the Stage: Moderator: Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations SecretaryGeneral's Special Envoy on Youth Interactive Discussion, featuring Ministerial participation, on the Role of Youth in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development includes specific goals and targets related to youth. In addition, the success of this Agenda will depend on

3 Feb, 2016

Closing 2016 Youth Forum, ECOSOC President says young people key to new sustainability agenda

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From UN News Centre Marking the end of the two-day United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, the President of the 54-member body told hundreds of youth leaders that the event exceeded high expectations and that the time is now for young people to get behind global efforts to ensure sustainable development for

28 Jan, 2016

2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

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The 5th UNECOSOC Youth Forum takes place 1-2 Feb. Raise your voice & learn more below: - Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda - What is the ECOSOC Youth Forum? The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable

6 Jul, 2015

Secretary-General’s Remarks to ECOSOC High-Level Segment and Global Launch of the 2015 MDG Report

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Your Excellency Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Your Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, Your Excellency, Ambassador Sam Kutesa, President of the General Assembly, Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to join you via video conference for this important session

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