31 Aug, 2018

Visit of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to Bangladesh – Celebrating International Youth Day 2018

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The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, recently undertook an official mission to Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Youth Day. The mission was graciously supported by the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). Below you can read about the highlights. DHAKA The UN Secretary

17 Aug, 2017

مبعوثة الأمم المتحدة للشباب تختتم أول مهمة دولية إلى العراق مؤكدة على أهمية تمكين الشباب

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اطلعت مبعوثة الأمم المتحدة للشباب السيدة جاياتما   فيكراماناياكي مباشرةً وفي أول زيارة دولية لها على الآثار المدمرة للنزاع على الشباب في العراق، إلا أنها شهدت أيضاً الأمل فيهم، وشجعت الشابات والشبان على أن يكونوا قادة في مجتمعاتهم. وتأكيداً على أهمية إشراك الشباب وتمكينهم، احتفلت السيدة فيكراماناياكي باليوم الدولي للشباب هذا العام في العراق، وذلك في حفلٍ حضره

15 Aug, 2017

Youth Envoy wraps first international mission to Iraq underlining the importance of youth empowerment

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On her first international trip, the UN Youth Envoy, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, saw first-hand in Iraq the devastating effects of conflict on youth but also witnessed hope in them, and encouraged the young women and men to be leaders in their communities. Underlining the importance of engaging and empowering youth, Ms. Wickramanayake commemorated this year's

12 Aug, 2017

UN Youth Envoy Commemorates International Youth Day with Young Peace-Builders in Baghdad

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVFzdOvftWk International Youth Day, commemorated around the world under the 2017 theme “Youth Building Peace” was celebrated today with a special event in Baghdad, Iraq, hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake.  The event marked the first international

12 Aug, 2017

احتفلت مبعوثة الأمين العام للشباب باليوم الدولي للشباب في بغداد

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_qHxox3tKg&t=2s بمناسبة اليوم الدولي للشباب، والذي احتُفل به في جميع أنحاء العالم تحت شعار سنة 2017 "شبابٌ يبنون السلام"، جرى الاحتفال اليوم في حفلٍ خاصّ في بغداد، العراق، استضافته وزارةُ الشباب والرياضة بحضور مبعوثة الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة للشباب، السيدة جاياتما فيكراماناياكي. ومثّل هذا الحدثُ أولَ مهمةٍ دوليةٍ للمبعوثة الجديدة، واليومَ الدوليّ الأول للشباب منذ تولي الأمين العام للأمم

15 Aug, 2016

On International Day, UN Says Youth Can Lead Global Drive for a More Sustainable Future

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From UN News Centre 12 August 2016 – The world's young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said youth, with

10 Aug, 2016

Message of the UN Secretary-General on International Youth Day 2016

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 12 August 2016 The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future. Young people are directly affected by

2 Aug, 2016

International Youth Day Photo Contest “Sustainable Food: Youth Leading the Way”

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International Youth Day Photo Contest “Sustainable Food: Youth Leading the Way” August 12 is International Youth Day, and this year’s theme focuses on how young people lead in sustainability. In order to mark the day, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and the Zero Hunger Challenge are happy to announce the launch of

31 Jul, 2015

#YouthNow Driving Change Online Photo Exhibit

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To mark International Youth Day, each day during the month of August we are featuring an inspirational youth actively making an impact in their community. Join us!   "Young people drive change but they are not in the driver's seat. I call for giving them the license to steer our future." - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

29 Jul, 2015

Highlights of the UN celebration of the International Youth Day 2015

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During the month of August, join us as we celebrate International Youth Day! August 12 is International Youth Day, with the theme of Youth Civic Engagement.We have a series of events, conversations, online mobilizations and celebrations around the world to mark this occasion. We invite you to join us and celebrate youth making a change in