20 Jul, 2015

The UN Envoy on Youth welcomes the outcome of the Financing for Development Conference, calling for special financing for youth development

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Last week the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD), which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. "In Addis the world reached an important milestone with the adoption of this outcome document that will provide a compass for development financing for the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

16 Jul, 2015

Investing in Youth and Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend on the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day

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Yesterday, 15 July 2015, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a side event “Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend” took place to mark the first-ever World Youth Skills Day. Convened by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and co-organized

15 Jul, 2015

First UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

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On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make. While, overall, more young people have greater educational opportunities