26 Jan, 2015

The UN Youth Envoy, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris, 20-21 January 2015

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The Office of the Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris on 20-21 January 2015 to hold initial discussions on the establishment of a global initiative on youth policies, which is called for in the Baku commitment on youth policies. The Baku Commitment is the result of the First Global Forum

31 Oct, 2014

At UN-backed forum, countries pledge to develop, implement youth policies

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(UN News Centre) 30 October 2014 – The United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, which brought together over 700 participants from over 165 countries, concluded in Azerbaijan today with the launch of an outcome document pledging to support countries that are in the process of developing and “elevating” national youth policy. “I am happy

30 Oct, 2014

Youth policy must bridge gap between ‘haves and have nots,’ expert tells UN-backed forum

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(UN News Centre) 29 October 2014 – Deliberations on a modern youth policy framework continued today in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku as hundreds of experts, policymakers, researchers and activists met for the second day of a United Nations-backed meeting, which is expected to usher in a set of focused guidelines to assist counties in defining, planning, financing,

29 Oct, 2014

Youth policies part of future “development” efforts

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Policies which focus on the needs of the world's growing population of young people are an important part of future development efforts, according to an expert on youth issues. A global forum has opened in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Tuesday to take stock of what has been done and what needs to be done to progress

29 Oct, 2014

U.S. delegate to Youth Forum hopes to form ties with other global youth

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Forming ties and networking with young people around the world is what a United States delegate hopes to get out of the first ever Global Youth Forum which opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday. Youth representatives, government ministers and experts are discussing policies to address the needs of young people many of whom face challenges

29 Oct, 2014

Youth Envoy Interview with UN Radio on First Global Youth Forum in Azerbaijan

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A global meeting in Azerbaijan is expected to generate what has been described as a "new push" for government to adopt youth-friendly policies around the world. About 700 youth delegates from around the world are gathering in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan for the first ever Global Youth Forum on Youth Policies from 28 to

29 Oct, 2014

Leaders of tomorrow must be heard today, Ban tells Global Forum on Youth Policies

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(UN News Centre) 28 October 2014 – Young people around the world must “raise your voices” so they are heard loud and clear, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a packed audience of youth Ministers, experts, activists and volunteers this morning, kicking off the First Global Forum on Youth Policies, in Azerbaijan, itself a nation with

28 Oct, 2014

UN envoy leads call for action, resources to ensure meaningful role for youths in policy talks

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(UN News Centre) 27 October 2014 – Meeting for the first time since arriving in Azerbaijan for the United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, dozens of youth experts and activists today deliberated a “common narrative” that will best engage other stakeholders and help transform youth policy rhetoric into solid reality. “We must take the

28 Oct, 2014

Young people in ‘driver’s seat’ from very beginning of policy process a must – UN experts

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(UN News Centre) 27 October 2014 – Rather than merely being consulted on policy matters, young people must be in the driver’s seat with all the other stakeholders from the very beginning of the process and throughout, a Youth Specialist of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) stressed ahead of the Global

27 Oct, 2014

UN Envoy on Youth hosts an International Stakeholders Meeting on Youth Policies in Baku, Azerbaijan

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On October 28-30, 2014, the First Global Forum on Youth Policies (FGFYP), co-organized by the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, UNDP, UNESCO and the Council of Europe and hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan. The day preceding the