18 Feb, 2014

Crowdsourcing initiative on youth in the post-2015 development agenda launched today

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  Today, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with other UN entities, international NGOs, and youth groups and stakeholders, launched a crowdsourcing initiative for youth priorities in the post-2015 development agenda. The crowdsourcing is part of the Global Partnership for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which was announced on 31 […]

31 Jan, 2014

Call for partners: Join the global partnership for youth in the post-2015 development agenda

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Do you want to help ensure that youth priorities are reflected in the post-2015 development agenda? Today, the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with ITU, UNFPA and UNMC, and with the support of the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development’s Sub-Working Group on Post-2015,  the Major Group on Children and Youth […]

14 Oct, 2013

ITU selects winners of young innovators competition

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Ten young people from around the world will be honoured with a United Nations award recognizing their work as entrepreneurs and use of technology to change the world. The recipients of the 10 Young Innovators Competition organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom come from a wide range of countries including India, Uganda and Viet Nam […]

1 Oct, 2013

Costa Rica spotlights contribution of youth, technology, to global development agenda

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On 24 September 2013, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla-Miranda highlighted in an address to the United Nations the contribution of young people to the new development agenda through innovation and the use of new technologies. “Increasingly, innovation, technology, education and culture are recognized as promoters of development, and there is a growing consciousness on the […]

21 Sep, 2013

UN SG’s Envoy on Youth addresses the Broadband Commission for Digital Development

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On 21 September, the Broadband Commission for Digital Development met in New York. At the meeting, which was co-chaired by H.E. President of Rwanda Paul Kagame and Carlos slim, president if Carlos slim foundation, and with Irina Bokova, Secretary-General of UNESCO, and Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General of ITU, as vice co-chairs, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on […]

12 Sep, 2013

BYND2015: The world’s youth send message from Costa Rica to the United Nations General Assembly

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As the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit came to an end yesterday, the BYND2015 Youth Declaration — setting priorities for the Future We Want, was presented to the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, who will take the collective message of the world’s youth to the United Nations General Assembly later this month. The aim of […]

4 Sep, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth to Participate in the ITU BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit, Costa Rica

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From 9-11 September, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will be taking part in the BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on Information and Communications Technology, organized by ITU and the Government of Costa Rica.  The Youth Summit will bring together young people from around the world, online and offline, to share and reflect on […]

26 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Announces Partnership with ITU on BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on Information and Communication Technologies

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On 17 July 2013, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, announced an official partnership with ITU on the BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on Information and Communications Technology, organized by ITU and the Government of Costa Rica.  The Youth Summit will bring together young people from around the world, online and offline, […]