11 Aug, 2014

United Nations Secretary-General’s message for International Youth Day (12 August 2014)

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A new publication from the United Nations shows that 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year.  The risks are especially great as they transition from childhood to adulthood.  Stigma and shame often compound the problem, preventing them from seeking the support they need.  For this year’s observance […]

25 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Spends International Youth Day in Remote Villages

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The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, is working with colleagues in the UN to bring the organisation closer to youth and to respond to the needs of young people around the world. As Envoy, Mr Alhendawi travels the world to advocate with governments and non-government partners to work with and for young […]