SDGs

Investment in Youth and Women Critical to Africa’s Development, Says UN Development Chief

From UNDP “Africa’s large youth population presents an enormous opportunity for development", said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  “Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth by investing in education, skills development, and other social initiatives can reap enormous dividends and spur the continent’s development.” Helen Clark made her remarks during the

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Give Your Input Towards a SUD Action Plan for Universities

From UN Habitat UN-Habitat UNI together with HESI (the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) are in the process of defining a Sustainable Urban Development action plan for universities. The action plan aims to orient universities supporting cities in their path towards sustainability and also identify better mechanisms to back effective collaboration between academic resources and urban strategies.

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Young People Powering the SDGs – HLPF Side Event

Side Event to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 1:15pm – 2:30pm Monday 18 July, 2016 CR A, United Nations Headquarters, New York   On Monday July 18, on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Permanent Missions of Denmark and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme

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In Singapore, UN Youth Envoy Stresses Role of Digital Innovation for Achieving the SDGs

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2016 World Summit Awards on Social Innovation in Singapore on June 29, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi urged world leaders, entrepreneurs and youth activists to harness the power of digital innovation to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and ensure lasting social change. Alhendawi, who

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World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016: Join onsite or remotely!

From UNESCO The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 starts on 2 May 2016 in Geneva, and emphasizes Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The first High-Level Dialogue session will be dedicated to SDG 16 & to "Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive [Knowledge] Societies," and will explore how

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Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

From Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Welcoming young innovators to co-create a peaceful and sustainable world! About the Competition The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets address the most important social, economic, environmental, health and governance challenges of our time. The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform,

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Young Benjamin’s interview with Ban Ki-moon raises autism awareness

From UN Young film-maker Benjamin Rosloff visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and interviewed UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. Ben Rosloff works on his film in the edit bay. Photo: Matthew Wells  The video, produced for World Autism Awareness Day, reflects on Benjamin’s future and how it relates to major global issues. Disability and persons

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We asked young people what sustainable living means to them. Here’s what they said.

From UN SDGs The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all UN Member States. That’s great, but now what? Governments will be busy for the next 15 years working to achieve the goals, but that doesn’t mean all the work falls on them. The private sector, civil society organization and regular people can

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Strengthening networks of women leaders with disabilities on humanitarian action

From UN Women  Women leaders with disabilities from the Network of African Women with Disabilities (NAWWD) representing 10 African countries, and refugee women with disabilities met in Nairobi, Kenya from February 11-12 to participate in the workshop "Enhancing the Network's Humanitarian Advocacy at Regional and Global Events". “Women and girls are already discriminated against by

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Highlights from 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

On 1-2 February 2016, over 800 young leaders from around the world, along with high-level national and international policy makers, convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum, the largest turnout for the Forum yet, that has been convened annually over the past years. The forum provided a platform